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Project On An Island – VI

We place our wooden walls straight on the concrete foundation, and then, between our walls, the cement & concrete guys add a few extra layers:

  1. insulation
  2. floor heating
  3. chape, or cement
  4. optionally: tiles, or a wooden floor.

In this house we don’t do layer 4. No tiles, no wood, just cement on top. Looks cool and modern, and contrasts nicely with the wooden walls. Just a matter of preference. The combination of floor heating and a wooden floor is a little unusual, but we have wooden floors that are specially engineered to be combined with floor heating.

The main problem with this floor? Layer 3: the cement. We need to bring a 35 tonnes cement mixer to the island, on a pontoon. Today was pontoon day.

We start with a floor like this: concrete load bearing base, then insulation, floor heating (that’s the yellow lines), steel grid.

the floor as when we start

the floor as when we start

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Project On An Island – IV

With the nice weather works are progressing very rapidly. The roof is closed, no more rain inside the house. Not that it rains anyways, we haven’t seen any rain in the last three weeks. Next week we will put the Ruukki metal roof on top. First however we will finish the roof bottom, and we will place the insulation on the outside, and then cover with larch. Zero maintenance, lasts a lifetime.

inside nearing completion

inside nearing completion

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Tour De France

Contact via phone or internet is nice, but before we actually build a house we need to sit around the table with our clients. So we get in the car regularly, and we make our trips through France, at this moment an important market. We call it our Tour de France. Two weeks in a row on the péage, on the D321, and when we run out of luck our TomTom send us into some dirt road. But recently it resulted in a few more projects, see the map.

Where we built recently

Where we built recently

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Modern House Construction in Toulouse, France

On 12th of August, 2013 we have started new construction of a modern wooden house in France. House size – 170 m2 which includes 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, office room, huge living room connected with the kitchen.

Besides wooden house there is installed 200 m2 terrace and implemented swimming pool in it. As a separate building – there is also a garage of 25 m2 next to the house.

Detailed description and a movie showing a log house construction:

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