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Owner: Barley/Cohr, Dayna and Andrew



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

Number of bedrooms/bathrooms: 3 / 1

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

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

Square footage:

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

Stage of completion: walls up, roof sheeted, currently plastering

Date of occupancy: October

Other unique systems/features of the building:

Builder (owner, contractor, both): owners

Designer (name and phone number):

Architect (name and phone number):

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

Engineer (name and phone number): Anthony Spick, Blackwell Engineering, (416) 593-5300

Volunteer participation: some family

Building Inspector: Randy Gardner

Ease of getting building permit: difficult (approx 6 months of convincing / bombarding inspector with info!)

Length of time to build (start to occupancy): started clearing land June 15th, occupancy in October

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.): engineered trussed, scissor

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

Notes on bale walls (ie, pinned or not, mesh, framing material/style): tenax mesh, no framing / pinning

Plastering methods/materials (exterior and interior, cement/lime/sand, clay/lime, hemp fiber, etc.): type N hibond with hydrated lime

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

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

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

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

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

Fuels used (wood, propane, natural gas, etc.): oil, hopefully to be bio fuel once a supplier is set up in area

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

Electrical source/system: grid

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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