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Name:
 
Owner(s): Diana Barnes and Eric Maw
 
Email: dibtm@hotmail.com
 
Website:
 
Type of building:
 
  HomeCottageStudioCabin
ShedGarage/ApartmentCommercial
AgriculturalAdditionWorkshop
 
  Other:  
 
Number of bedrooms: 3
 
Number of bathrooms: 2
 
Special rooms:
 
  LibraryDenGreat room Study
ObservatoryStudioShop
Butler's pantry ScullerySun room
 
  Other: Meditation/plant space
 
Square footage:
 
  Interior: 2,000
  Exterior:  
  Usable:  
  First floor:  
  Second floor:  
  Third floor:  
 
  Other:  
 
Number of storeys: 2
 
  Notes:  
 
Stage of completion: 85 %
 
  Notes: no cuboards and shelves, finishing of door frames, or flooring; sunroom to come, more work required on verandas, landscaping barely started, paint coming soon inside, mostly painted outside
 
Date of occupancy: October 2005
 
  Notes: With provisional occupancy permit
 
Builder:
 
  OwnerContractorBoth
 
Contractor:
 
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Wall system sub-contractor:
 
  Name:  
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Plaster sub-contractor:
 
  Name:  
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Designer:
 
  Name:  
  Firm name:  
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Architect:
 
  Name:  
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Engineered components:
 
  Full plansWall systemFoundation
Timber frameLight framePost and beam
Floor and/or Roof Trusses
 
  Other:  
 
Engineer:
 
  Name: Kris Dick
  Firm name: Building Alternatives
  Phone number: 204-866-3287
  Email address:  
  Website:  
  Component: Structural
 
Engineer:
 
  Name:  
  Firm name: Satellite Truss, Merrickville ON
  Phone number: 613-269-3310
  Email address:  
  Website:  
  Component: Floor and roof trusses
 
Engineer:
 
  Name: Randy Morey
  Firm name: Morey-Chevrier-Houle
  Phone number:  
  Email address:  
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  Component: Foundation
 
Volunteer participation: Yes
 
  Notes:  
 
Building official:
 
  Name: Clayton Alexander
  Municipality: City of Ottawa
  Phone number:  
  Email address:  
 
Ease of getting building permit:
 
  Very easyEasyRelatively easy
Somewhat difficultDifficultVery difficult
Ask my lawyer
 
  Other/Notes: 2 months vs 1 month normally. Building official has lots of questions.
 
Length of time to build (start to occupancy): 39 months
 
  Notes: We worked full time and built the house on weekends and holidays
 
Foundation methods and material(s):
 
  Slab on gradeFloating SlabBasement
Frost protected edge thickened slab
Deck on piersFooting and frost wall
Rubble trenchICFPartial basement
Rammed earth floorGrade beam
 
  Other/Notes:  
 
Roof style:
 
  Cross gableFlatGableGambrel
HipHip on gableHip and gable
Hip with cross gablesShedPyramid
ConicalBinQuebec style
 
  Other/Notes:  
 
Roof system:
 
  Engineered trussesA-trusses
Scissor trussesCompact roofSIP
Steel trussesTJI
 
  Other/Notes:  
 
  Manufacturer:  
 
Roofing material:
 
  Asphalt or composition shinglesSteel
Laminated fiberglass shinglesConcrete Tiles
Cedar shakes or shinglesClay tilesThatch
MembraneSlateAsbestos shingles
Granule covered epoxy coated steel tiles
TinCopperSteel Tile Living roof
 
  Other/Notes:  
 
  Manufacturer:  
 
Bale walls:
 
  Load bearingPost and beamLight frame
Timber frameExoskeletonHybrid
Quebec
 
  Flat stackedEdge stacked
 
  InfillInside wrapOutside wrap
Notched
 
  Welded wire Chicken wireTenax
 
  Pinned
 
  Other/Notes: Second floor south wall was framed infull to account for dormer
 
Stuffing:
 
  Loose straw Light clay straw
1-part foam Rock wool Fiberglass wool
 
  Other/Notes:  
 
Compressed by:
 
  Air bagCome alongThreaded rod
Beefy volunteersFence pullerFence post
Cargo straps
 
  Other/Notes:  
 
Compression held by:
 
  Fence wireStrappingThreaded rod
Welded wire
 
  Other/Notes:  
 
Straw:
 
  OatWheatBarleyRyeHemp
RiceFlax
 
  Other/Notes:  
 
Plastering methods and materials:
 
  Interior First Coat:
 
    Material:
 
      Cement/lime/sandClay/Lime
Clay/sand/fibreLime putty
GunniteShotcrete
 
      Other/Notes:  
 
    Method:
 
      Bare handsHand trowel
Power trowelSpray
 
      Other/Notes:  
 
  Interior Second Coat:
 
    Material:
 
      Cement/lime/sandClay/Lime
Clay/sand/fibreLime putty
GunniteShotcrete
 
      Other/Notes:  
 
    Method:
 
      Bare handsHand trowel
Power trowelSpray
 
      Other/Notes:  
 
  Interior Third/Finish Coat:
 
    Material:
 
      Cement/lime/sandClay/Lime
Clay/sand/fibreLime putty
GunniteShotcrete
Lime washStructoLite
Venetian plaster
 
      Other/Notes:  
 
    Method:
 
      Bare handsHand trowel
Power trowelSprayRoller
Brush
 
      Other/Notes:  
 
  Exterior First Coat:
 
    Material:
 
      Cement/lime/sandClay/Lime
Clay/sand/fibreLime putty
GunniteShotcrete
 
      Other/Notes:  
 
    Method:
 
      Bare handsHand trowel
Power trowelSpray
 
      Other/Notes:  
 
  Exterior Second Coat:
 
    Material:
 
      Cement/lime/sandClay/Lime
Clay/sand/fibreLime putty
GunniteShotcrete
 
      Other/Notes:  
 
    Method:
 
      Bare handsHand trowel
Power trowelSpray
 
      Other/Notes:  
 
  Exterior Third/Finish Coat:
 
    Material:
 
      Cement/lime/sandClay/Lime
Clay/sand/fibreLime putty
GunniteShotcrete
Lime wash
 
      Other/Notes:  
 
    Method:
 
      Bare handsHand trowel
Power trowelSprayRoller
Brush
 
      Other/Notes:  
 
Colorant added:
 
  Interior:
 
    PigmentAcid etch Chemical wash
Oxides
 
    Other/Notes:  
 
    Manufacturer:  
 
  Exterior:
 
    PigmentPaintChemical wash
Oxides
 
    Other/Notes:  
 
    Manufacturer:  
 
Paint type: Silicate dispersion paint
 
  Interior:
 
    LatexOilClaySilicate
MilkLime
 
    Other/Notes:  
 
    Manufacturer: Eco-House
 
  Exterior:
 
    LatexOilClaySilicate
MilkLime
 
    Other/Notes:  
 
    Manufacturer: Eco-House
 
Floor finishes:
 
  First floor:
 
    Concrete Rammed earth
Wood deckCore slab
 
    Wooden fur and deckSub-floor panels
 
    Stamped StainedPolished
 
    Tile CeramicStoneQuarry
VCTBambooCork
HardwoodVinyl flooringCarpet
End grainCompositeClick Lock
 
    Other/Notes:  
 
    Manufacturer:  
 
  Second floor:
 
    Wooden deck Core slabSIP
Concrete and steel
 
    Tile CeramicStoneQuarry
VCTBambooCork
HardwoodVinyl flooringCarpet
End grainCompositeClick Lock
 
    Other/Notes:  
 
    Manufacturer:  
 
  Third floor:
 
    Wooden deck Core slabSIP
Concrete and steel
 
    Tile CeramicStoneQuarry
VCTBambooCork
HardwoodVinyl flooringCarpet
End grainCompositeClick Lock
 
    Other/Notes:  
 
    Manufacturer:  
 
Other insulation materials:
 
  Attic:
 
    Rock wool FiberglassCellulose
Polyurethane foam Icynene foam
Styrofoam
 
    Top of ceiling
Bottom or roofing material
 
    Other/Notes:  
 
    Manufacturer:  
 
  Wall penetrations:
 
    Rock wool FiberglassCellulose
Polyurethane foam Icynene foam
Styrofoam1 part foam
 
    Other/Notes:  
 
    Manufacturer:  
 
  Basement:
 
    Rock wool FiberglassCellulose
Polyurethane foam Icynene foam
Styrofoam
 
    Other/Notes:  
 
    Manufacturer:  
 
  Wooden deck:
 
    Rock wool FiberglassCellulose
Polyurethane foam Icynene foam
Styrofoam
 
    Other/Notes:  
 
    Manufacturer:  
 
  Under slab:
 
    Rock wool FiberglassCellulose
Polyurethane foam Icynene foam
Styrofoam
 
    Other/Notes:  
 
    Manufacturer:  
 
Window Style/Materials:
 
  NewRecycledMixed
 
  WoodAluminumVinylFiberglass
 
  Aluminum clad Vinyl clad
 
  Other:  
 
  Single glazedDouble glazedTriple glazed
 
  Other:  
 
  Single hungDouble hungCasement
Horizontal slider
 
  Other:  
 
  Low-EArgonKryptonSecurity film
Insulating film
 
  Other:  
 
  Manufacturer:  
 
Heat Source(s):
 
  Furnace:
 
    ElectricLPGNGOilWood
CornCobWood chipPellet
BioDiesel
 
    Other/Notes:  
 
    Output (BTUs):  
 
    Manufacturer:  
 
  Water heater (used to heat house):
 
    ElectricLPGNGOil
WoodBioDiesel
 
    TankTankless
 
    Other/Notes:  
 
    Output (BTUs):  
 
    Manufacturer:  
 
  Boiler:
 
    ElectricLPGNGOilWood
CornCobWood chipPellet
Indoor OutdoorBioDiesel
 
    TankTankless
 
    Other/Notes: Heats for both DHW and radiant. An exerciser keeps the water from stagnating in the floor.
 
    Output (BTUs):  
 
    Manufacturer:  
 
  Cook stove:
 
    Wood
 
    Other/Notes:  
 
    Manufacturer:  
 
  Wood stove:
 
    Air tightCatalyticNewOld
 
    Other/Notes:  
 
    Manufacturer:  
 
  Masonry heater:
 
    Wood
 
    Other/Notes:  
 
    Manufacturer:  
 
  Heat pump:
 
    Ground loopDriller wells
Pond loop
 
    Other/Notes:  
 
    Output (BTUs):  
 
    Manufacturer:  
 
  Solar:
 
    Flat panelEvacuated tube
Passive
 
    Other/Notes:  
 
    Output (BTUs):  
 
    Manufacturer:  
 
Cooling:
 
  ACGround waterPond loop
Earth tubes EvaporatorCeiling fans
Heat pump
 
  Other:  
 
  Manufacturer:  
 
Electrical source/system:
 
  Grid
 
  Solar
 
  Manufacturer:  
 
  Wind
 
  Manufacturer:  
 
  GeneratorGasDieselLPGNG
BioDiesel
 
  Manufacturer:  
 
  Other:  
 
  Manufacturer:  
 
Water collection/distribution system:
 
  MunicipalDrilled wellDug wellLake
Rain barrels Cloud catcherRiver
Stream RoofCistern
 
  Other:  
 
  Manufacturer:  
 
Sewage collection/disposal system:
 
  MunicipalStandard septicHolding tank
Waterloo EcoFlowBlack water wetland
Gray water wetland
 
  Other:  
 
  Manufacturer:  
 
Additions/Renovations:
 
   
 
Cost per square foot (what does it include):
 
   
 
Other information you'd like to share:
 
  Some landscaping has been done
 
Did you have a construction mortgage? YesNo
 
How easy was it to get a construction mortgage?
 
  Very easyEasyRelatively easy
Somewhat difficultDifficultVery difficult
 
  Notes:  
 
Did you have builders risk insurance? YesNo
 
How easy was it to get builders risk insurance?
 
  Very easyEasyRelatively easy
Somewhat difficultDifficultVery difficult
 
  Notes:  
 
Are you currently mortgaged ? YesNo
 
How easy was it to get a mortgage?
 
  Very easyEasyRelatively easy
Somewhat difficultDifficultVery difficult
 
  Notes:  
 
Are you currently insured? YesNo
 
How easy was it to get insurance ?
 
  Very easyEasyRelatively easy
Somewhat difficultDifficultVery difficult
 
  Notes: They classified it as an insulated concrete dwelling
 
Street address:
 
   
 
Nearest city or town:
 
  Burrit's Rapids/Merrickville/Smiths Falls/North Gower
 
Driving directions:
 
   
 


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