A mid-build tour of our home by Madelief and Charlie. Showing you the inns en outs of the house.
With the scaffolding gone finally some better pictures of the exterior of the home and our cladding. Choosing a cladding has been more difficult than I imagined and choices and materials different from what I had envisioned. I loved the
With all the scaffolding still up it is difficult to see the end result of the cladding and work hasn't finished yet so we will have to be a bit more patient. More on the selection of our cladding later. With
After some impressive times putting up the exterior walls and the roof the last weeks there was progress on different areas. Finish the beams, structure and roof above the deck area and the exterior timber framing of our roof design.
And a couple of days after the walls went up we also had a roof. We arrived on site at 2 pm to witness the progress of installing the Thermospan metal SIP roof panels but all 13 eight meter long
After the X-mas holiday break the builders are back to work. On the to do list: walls. Exciting as with the walls going up it wil become more visible how our home will look, how big or small it will feel and
Some houses would have this as their deck but this is the floor of our whole house. Just before the X-mas break the SIP wall and roof panels were delivered to site so those are ready to go up in
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