Exterior work continues
Finally we’ve had a decent stretch of weather for exterior work! Over the last two weeks our landscaper has been able to complete the final grading and hydroseed the lawn. We’re using a special, locally-grown hybrid grass called [...]
Winter Construction Videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGBh1khnhyU Even though most of the action has been indoors since late December (partly due to weather, and partly because that’s where most of the work is!), there’s still a lot [...]
Great news! This week we received our ENERGY STAR, Indoor airPLUS, and Zero Energy Ready Home certifications. Thanks to all the hard work of our design team, general contractor, dedicated subs, and LEED rater, we were able to achieve all [...]
After more than 15 months of work, I'm so excited to announce that 346 Highland is ready to go on the market! Everyone is invited to attend our first public Open House on Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 1-4 pm. Address is 346 Highland Street, [...]
A few weeks ago I posted about how we commissioned the Zehnder ventilation system. Our commissioning agent measured and adjusted all the airflows to ensure the system is delivering the proper amount of fresh air to each living space and [...]
All the major elements of the house are finally in place and the teams have been focusing on the details and remaining few items to install. Our last remaining vanities and tubs have arrived and been installed, the rest of [...]
The Chef’s Kitchen!
Way back in mid-November we took delivery of our kitchen cabinets, and then in January our stone installer brought in our kitchen countertops and backsplash. Since then most of the kitchen activity has been painting, electrical, plumbing, and most recently, [...]
Commissioning the Ventilation System
We’re in the final few weeks of construction, and our HVAC contractor is busy commissioning the various systems. This is a two-part process: first, the contractor gets each piece of equipment working within its design specifications, and second, for [...]
After a recent snowfall, we decided to take a look at the roof and examine it for snow distribution, look at coverage over the solar PV panels, and check for possible problem areas. The GC hired a local aerial videography firm to scope out the house with a drone. We didn’t find any problems, and it makes for a cool video!
Continuing Interior Finish Work
In the few weeks since the last post, we’ve been pressing on with interior finish work: plaster, floors, stairs, doors, and accessories. The metal stair rails for the rear stairs arrived last week and were installed quickly, and now [...]