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Project On An Island – IX – Ready!

eco wood house We’re done. The house is ready. This week we finished the last details:

  • listings around windows
  • staircase and balustrade
  • and then there is a long list of all kinds of details that take time and attention.

We received the staircase by special delivery, and shipped it to the island, by boat. Small boat this time.

shipping the staircase to the island

shipping the staircase to the island

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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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