Cochrane, AB, Canada              Phone: 403-681-8994

Custom Home built with German made clay blocks

Excavating for the foundation
Excavating for the foundation
Logix ICF foundation walls
Logix ICF foundation walls
Logix ICF foundation walls
Logix ICF foundation walls
Installing Delta MS dimple membrane
Installing Delta MS dimple membrane
Installing interior dividing wall in basement from clay bricks
Installing interior dividing wall in basement from clay bricks
Laying the first courses of Coriso clay blocks
Laying the first courses of Coriso clay blocks
overview
overview
Detail of Coriso clay block wall
Detail of Coriso clay block wall
Getting ready for concrete floor
Getting ready for concrete floor
Pouring concrete floor
Pouring concrete floor
Window placeholders
Window placeholders
North side
North side
Main floor walls complete
Main floor walls complete
Lintels close-up prior to concrete pour
Lintels close-up prior to concrete pour
Concrete-filled lintels with insulation to the outside
Concrete-filled lintels with insulation to the outside
Lifting in timber beams
Lifting in timber beams
Installing 14x14" timber beam
Installing 14x14" timber beam
Installed timber beams
Installed timber beams
Timber beam ceiling
Timber beam ceiling
Preparing the heavy timber roof structure
Preparing the heavy timber roof structure
Installing timber roof structure
Installing timber roof structure
West view
West view
Installing heavy timber roof structure
Installing heavy timber roof structure
Heavy timber roof
Heavy timber roof
Timber frame
Timber frame
Roof connection detail.
Roof connection detail.
Douglas fir timber frame roof structure
Douglas fir timber frame roof structure
Installing decking boards
Installing decking boards
Decking boards installed
Decking boards installed
Installing ProClima Intesana vapour retarder membrane
Installing ProClima Intesana vapour retarder membrane
Installing hemp insulation in the roof
Installing hemp insulation in the roof
House after flood
House after flood

Highly energy-efficient European clay brick country-home combined with timber frame construction. Completion to lock-up stage by Tennengau Timberworks.

Update Summer 2013: This house survived the June 2013 flood in Alberta with no structural damage despite having stood in 4ft of raging river water current for 3 days! No mould growth was detected. Two neighbouring homes were completely destroyed. The last photo shows the house right after the flood.

Features:

- Exterior Walls are built of 14" Unipor Coriso insulating clay masonry blocks with an R-Value of R27 unplastered.

- 8" Logix ICF foundation with partial basement

- Delta MS dimple membrane water-proofing around foundation walls

- Timber frame interior and double roof structure with visible rafters

- Hemp batt insulation in roof

- Wood fibre boards as sarking board / roof sheathing

- High-end Austrian wood windows with aluminum clad

- Concrete roof tiles

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