Category Archives: Kewbeachouse Condominium

WEEK 14 : Almost Dry.

This week the roof was sheathed in plywood so as to be ready for shingling. As the roof is fully exposed to the winds off Lake Ontario, there were a few days when, understandably, the crew could not work and so began some of the interior walls which had been put off in the push...
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WEEK 13 : The roof spans great progress.

Most of the roof structure was installed last week. Over the bedrooms, scissor trusses were installed to provide cathedral ceilings. These trusses can span without the need for a ridge beam, and provide the necessary depth for proper insulation. You can see the shape of the curved-top windows with above round windows in the photos. The...
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WEEK 12 : Warm floors without radiant heat.

Owners of our houses comment on how warm the basement floors feel. Some people even think they have radiant heating, although we never recommend it except for heating bathroom floors. The way we achieve this is by installing underfloor insulation. In an energy efficient building, insulating against the always cold ground is important. It removes...
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WEEK 11 : Great Progress!

[gallery ids="2601,2602,2603,2604,2605,2600"] At long last, the foundation was back-filled up to grade in order to remove the large trench around the building. The bottom of the hole is filled with clear gravel to provide good drainage around the weeping tile. The rest was filled with soil provided (at no cost) by our excavators, who are always...
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