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COMPLETED

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Cladding 

While waiting on many important steps to happen, there is finally some good progress on site. From Drone Flyover couple of months ago, to finished cladding on one side and some fantastic views of custom made steel stairs. . 

 
VILA Formance Home
VILA Formance Home
VILA Formance Home
Custom made steel stairs
Stair parts put together
Finishing
Custom Stairs
 
Thermal Imaging
Thermal Imaging
Thermal Imaging
Glazing in place
Side view over Christchurch
Protected South-East corner
Sliding windows in main lounge
Uninterrupted views
hm..
Balcony Joists
View from the bedroom
Knitting time!
One small compromise
Centralised plumbing stack
Two layers of water protection

Thermal Imaging

Exposing cold spots.. if there were any. Services being installed. Designing those to centralise plumbing in areas where sound can be controlled and allowing for electrical cavities to simplify installation. 

Roof Panels

Structural insulated panels / beams, rafters, insulation, ceiling and rab, all installed in a day. Formance panels, pre-cut to suit the design, easy to handle and self supporting.  

 
First Panel In place
Early Morning
Roof panels
Later Afternoon
Roof panels in place
Roof panels in place
Ceiling upper floor
Parapet walls
Parapet Walls

Custom made steel stairs

Custom made steel stairs. The power of 3d modeling and computer operated laser cutting, married with some real craftmanship and amazing, grinty machines in the local shop. 

 
Slade Engineering
Old school machines
Folding / guillotining
Great place
Stairs Front View
Stairs side view
Stairs
Laser-cutting file
Upper floor walls
The view..
Sunset

Formance Panels Standing Plumb and Strong

 

This week builders started standing Formance panels.

 

Strength and warmth is obvious. When standing the panels, walls are instantly made plumb. By starting with the first panels right, every next panel adjusts by it self.

 

Builders first time experience with panels is amazing, all the usual effort to make pre-nail walls straight, is now thing of the past. Their focus is mainly around applying foam and glues accurately, to create perfect seal between the panels, making amazingly strong, air-tight building envelope. 

 
Formance Panels
Best choice ever
Internal Stud Walls
The view is great
The team
Should this wall be braced?
Corner
Sealing the panels
Formance / Method Building Systems
 
In-Slab heating
Early Morning - Pour day
Early Morning - Pour day
Early Morning - Pour day
Early Morning - Pour day
Concrete pump ready
Concrete pump ready
Concrete Pour
Coloured Concrete
Success

Foundation Second Pour

Here we decided for another little trick... mainly from economic reasons, but sometimes limitations get you to come up with great ideas. Mixing some colour from Peter Fell, into concrete, makes concrete react in to organic tones. Looking like natural stone, imported right from European Alpine quarry, cut to large sections on site.

 

In-Slab hydronic heating will evenly distribute heat throughout the slab, acting like a large radiator. Exposed slab is ideal for collecting all the heat from the sunlight on northern side, but with water flowing through the slab, the heat will be evenly distributed also into less exposed section on southern side.

 

Specifically sized European air-to-water heat pump from EcoMaster, actually heats water pumped into HWC for showers, but the lower part of the cylinder will be pumped also to in-slab pipes... system is self levelling taking heat from overheated areas and releasing heat in cold areas.  

Aha... thats were it is going to be!
Boxing for first pour
Boxing for first pour
Boxing for first pour
Boxing for first pour
Boxing for first pour
Floating Floor
Two pours concrete floor

Foundation First Pour

Simple detail to avoid thermal bridging on concrete edge.. but not as simple to build it. While in Europe we would simply make a "floating floor" (screed on top of insulation), we had to be a bit more inventive, using traditional techniques with small alterations. 

 
PLD
Checking
PLDs
Formance Panels
PLDs
Formance Panels
Formance Panels
Formance Panels
 

Week 2

While foundation boxing is coming together well, we have some major development on walls and roof, manufactured at Formance. Structural Insulated Panels SIP!

Week 1

Excavation started.

Site has been flattened and the contours of the slab are starting to show.

 
Week 1
Week 1
Week 1
Week 1
Week 1
Week 1
Week 1

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