Sunday, October 7, 2018

Rammed earth house Fall 2018 update

😄 Hello guys, 
This was a busy summer, a little slower on the build than I would have liked but we did make some progress.

Nice day to be building, we completed the soffit and began making some doors, and framing the window openings.

#saskatchewan #rammed earth
              The window and door frames you see here is not permanent but more of a mock set up to see how things look.
#burton #door
                        My first go at making doors

Initially we were going to do the windows before the floor,
               but switched as apparently windows are on sale during the winter.
 So vapor barrier and foam insulation were put in, then wire mesh to secure the pex tubing.

 The open area without tubing is where the pantry will be, we'd like it be cooler then the rest of the kitchen.
#rammed #earth #construction
Ended up with 9 x 300ft circuits and 2 x 500ft, going to be nice and comfortable when it's inhospitably outside.   ❄️♨️
                 The concrete floor, a big step for us.
The contractor arrived at 8:30 am and left at 9am the next day.

Richard and his crew @ RIC Concrete did a great job.
                                   Wow! Just Wow!
Finally get to use the wheels on the scaffold, it's the little things 😉

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Rammed Earth House Build, January 2018 Update

Hey Guys,

We are at a stand still for the winter as it's cold AF!
So i thought i would have a go at making a time lapse video. Clearly it's not ideal but it's neat 😊
Check it out!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

#Rammed #Earth #House July/August Update

                                                                 Hello Rammed Earth Builders

 It's been a bit slow due to weather, but we're making progress. After the trusses were up we started the fascia board 2"x 6" then the drip edge

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Starting to shape up for sure

                 We purchased our metal roofing from Versaframe, excellent service i might add😀

                  Took week to finish and turned out well. We used Resisto Plus as the underlay.

              Now we'll begin to back fill, level and compact to the black line and start the plumbing


                                                          A picture can say so much 😉

earth building
Looks pretty cool

Start laying out the required fittings

Better get these in the right place cause once their in and the concrete is poured that's it. 
Moving the kitchen drainage closer to the wall as it would have been in way while building the wall.

Assuming the position, LOL

Thursday, April 13, 2017

#rammed earth build April 2017 Yippee It's Spring!!

Hello again,

The winter was long and cold AF, finally the weather is decent enough to work outside.

So i continued with the 2"x 6" beaming on top of the rammed earth walls. The plates are bolted down with 1/2" concrete anchors, triple 2" x 6" over the windows and doorways.


Then proceeded to start with the trusses, this is when it changes shape. How Exciting!
But first farm duties, we had our first calf.

There's quite the pile of trusses!

 To speed up the process i nailed joist hangers in position while on the ground to the two end trusses.

First one is up!

Top of the Morning

Coming together nicely

The excavator sure came in handy as i was working alone for a couple days

Starting to look like a house, not Stonehenge anymore.

So there's my progress, time to go back to my job. Just in time as I'm sore, lol.

I like how it is beginning to fit in with the background, feels like it will blend in nicely.