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Owner: Scott and Marlene White



Type of building (home, cottage, studio, cabin): home

Number of bedrooms/bathrooms: 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom

Special rooms (library, den, great room, study, observatory, etc.): great room/kitchen combined

Construction method (load-bearing, post and beam, hybrid): post and beam

Square footage: 1750

Number of stories (one, one and one half, two): one

Stage of completion: plastering to begin September 21, 2004

Date of occupancy: Early October 2004

Other unique systems/features of the building: vaulted ceiling in kitchen/great room

Builder (owner, contractor, both): Owner general contractor. Home was started by Marchand Lamarre of Strawctures but finished by the owner.

Designer (name and phone number): owner

Architect (name and phone number):

Engineered components (full plans, wall system, foundation, floor and roof trusses): full plans

Engineer (name and phone number): Anthony Spick - Blackwell Engineering

Volunteer participation:

Building Inspector: Jim Shiner - Tweed

Ease of getting building permit: quite easy

Length of time to build (start to occupancy): 4 months

Foundation method and material(s) (slab on grade, shallow insulated edge thickend slab, floating slab): slab on grade

Roof style (gable, hip, etc.): gable

Roofing method and material(s) (engineered trusses, A trusses, scissor trusses, compant roof, insulspan, etc.): steel roof on engineered trusses

Bale wall style (edge stacked, flat stacked, in-fill, load bearing, etc.): edge stacked infill

Notes on bale walls (ie, pinned or not, mesh, framing material/style):

Plastering methods/materials (exterior and interior, cement/lime/sand, clay/lime, hemp fiber, etc.):

Finish layer methods/materils (exterior and interior, structolite, lime slip, brused, troweled, rolled, sprayed, etc.):

Colourant added (pigment, paint including type, acid etch, chemical wash, etc.):

Other insulation materials (including attic and wall penetrations if any):

Window style/materials (wood, aluminum, vinyl, double hung, casement, low E, gas filled including gas, other films or coatings):

Heat source(s) (water tank, boiler, cook stove, wood stove, etc.): radiant floor, wood stove

Fuels used (wood, propane, natural gas, etc.): propane, wood

Cooling source(s) (air conditioning, ground water or pond loop, evaporator, etc.):

Electrical source/system: solar PV

Water collection/distribution system (drilled well, dug well, rain barrels, cloud catcher, etc.): drilled well

Sewage collection/disposal system (sewer, septic, Eco-Flow, Waterloo, etc.): septic


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