Materials arrive and house assembly starts
Foundation is ready, crane to unload and install panels in the place. Time for the materials to arrive. With the first truck arrived panels for the ground floor and overlay structure. Next day after unloading we began to install panels. First we laid bitumen hydro insulation layer on the concrete surface and fixed wooden beams. On top of the beams will go panels.
We skipped a few steps: drilling the 11 meter foundation poles, and then adding the concrete beams. All that has been done, and the foundation floor is ready to be placed on top. This is what the building site looks like today:
Add gravel. Sand is nice, but your truck still gets stuck, so we need gravel.
Add sand. Without a layer of sand, all heavy equipment would disappear into the mud of former seabed, so we need sand.
Add a layer of sand
Digging. We’re already 3,5 meter below sea level, so let’s dig until -4 meters.
This will be the access road to the wooden house.
The building season has started. Step one: measuring the plot.
Oosterwold, measuring the plot
measuring the plot
This is Oosterwold, early March. Oosterwold is Dutch reclaimed land, synonyme for: wet, dikes, wind & rain.
And mud, until the roof rack…
more Dutch mud
Here we will keep you posted about the progress of this house.