Mod House Design – Canning NS.32

Computer’s been off line for two days while we moved into our interim residence.  Rental lease is finished and new home is about 7 weeks away.  Good and kind friends have offered up their lovely home, perched high on a hill.  So as the wind rips and howls around the windows on this rainy stormy night, I’m posting the latest photos from Laura at Kent Homes.

The roof structure went on earlier this week and Laura video taped the process for us.

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Once the roof was attached, insulation was put in place. With no weather concerns for an indoor-built home, air gaps in the insulation is much easier to avoid.  Every crevice can be accessed over the entire home.  Preventing air leakage will translate into major energy savings for your home.

 

To keep a home warm in the winter and cool in the summer, R value has been a critical piece of the puzzle, but as advances in technology and research continue, it’s becoming apparent that air tightness and thermal barriers play a key role.  This implies that a highly efficient home can be built by keeping the R value at about R30 so long as there is no air infiltration or thermal bridging (transference of cold or heat through substances).

After months of researching this topic, we chose a balance of cost versus efficiency and opted for the high performance wall structure.  There are more insulated options but the cost is also much higher with the benefit not always being on par.

This is a view from toward the kitchen counter.  The openings will be windows that will cover most of the back splash area.   The wood structure at the top is the bulkhead which will house the heat recovery ventilation duct work.

Here’s Laura’s daughter, Jessie, standing in the opening of one of the living room windows.  I think she’s quite enjoying keeping our enthusiasm up. 🙂

 

Until next time….

 

 

 

 

 

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