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Old 04-04-2012, 12:29 PM   #21
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Ya I'm planning on icf right tithe ceiling.

Siding will be either hardyboard (or similar) or cedar. I have a friend that mills it. Just have to decide if the extra maintenance is worth it.
You going to frame interior walls inside the ICF's for the services ?
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Electrical etc gets cut into the foam from my understanding of it. I don't have a whole lot of knowledge on the process to be honest.

Interior walls ( I.e bedroom, bathroom etc) are wood.

I know you have to watch where exterior doors are placed as the walls are essentially 12 inches thick. I think it's 6 inch concrete, and 4 or 6 inches of foam total.
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:40 PM   #23
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Electrical etc gets cut into the foam from my understanding of it. I don't have a whole lot of knowledge on the process to be honest.

Interior walls ( I.e bedroom, bathroom etc) are wood.

I know you have to watch where exterior doors are placed as the walls are essentially 12 inches thick. I think it's 6 inch concrete, and 4 or 6 inches of foam total.
Does Terrace qualify for the higher R values in the code ? Our wall R value here is 20 , just wondering what it is there .
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:48 PM   #25
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I would also offer...vinyl is final. Anything you can do with vinyl -- exterior trim, facia, sills, casing -- will last "forever". Painting wood trim every few years gets old. White vinyl tim is not inexpensive but once it's done, it's done.
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:02 PM   #27
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You'd rather scrape and paint???
Yes
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I would think a higher r value is required but I'm not positive what the standard is here.

Good question to get sorted out. I think the walls end up r27 wih the icf build. Could be pulling that out my ass though.
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I agree I'd stay away from vinyl, except windows. Seems like that's a good idea. And they come in colours now apparently?
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I would think a higher r value is required but I'm not positive what the standard is here.

Good question to get sorted out. I think the walls end up r27 wih the icf build. Could be pulling that out my ass though.
There was a revision to the BC Building Code in 2010 I believe , part of the governments " Greening the Building Code " push , it raised R values for some areas of BC . My area ( south coast ) was unaffected , not sure about Terrace .
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I agree I'd stay away from vinyl, except windows. Seems like that's a good idea. And they come in colours now apparently?
Yes , you can get colours . Fibreglass windows are a decent option too .

The new code also requires Low E glass in the windows . They are awesome for holding the heat in the house in winter and keeping it cool in summer . I installed some vinyl Low E windows in my own house .
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I've been a builder my whole life. And have lived in 11 new homes in the past 25 years...currently building #12.

3 br 2 ba oversized 2 car gar. 9' & 10' ceilings...2x6 construction...granite...custom wood cabs...stainless appliances...reclaimed heart pine wood floors...bla...bla...bla...











part of this ambitious project:



Home on the left...guest cottage on the right (for M-I-L)...and 26x36 wood shop in the middle.

On a double lot at the end of a cul-de-sac...in a gated waterfront community with bay access, and only a few minutes drive to the beach (Gulf of Mexico).

I'm an old worn out carpenter and may die in this one.
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I would also offer...vinyl is final. Anything you can do with vinyl -- exterior trim, facia, sills, casing -- will last "forever". Painting wood trim every few years gets old. White vinyl tim is not inexpensive but once it's done, it's done.
Hardie cement composite siding FTW!!!
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Hardie cement composite siding FTW!!!
Meh

Depends on the climate you are building in
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Good to know. Everything is geared to be efficient these days.

Debating the heat pump idea. From what I understand cost is 5-6k.

Looks like our we need r 20 wall and r40 roof required.
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My .02 is turn the garage door to the side wall, and add some more windows to the wall that would now be in front. I just don't like garage doors that face the street, and more windows would open up the front of the house a little. I built log houses and some stick frames for about 12 years, but now i work in the nuclear industry. Just my thoughts.

And I agree with Oz about the vinyl.......
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Our last place was a beach house across the street from the Gulf.







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Wish I could afford to have room for a guest house. Maybe a modest shop in the future.

Lot is decent size 78 by 134 feet. Treed park land behind so at least a little privacy.
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Meh

Depends on the climate you are building in
properly installed...it is excellent in all climates.
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