Attempting to Live a Sustainable Lifestyle in St. Louis

Environmentally friendly decisions are tough

Concrete is mostly complete April 29, 2008

Filed under: Green Rehab — budint @ 1:59 am

We’re officially well into spring and the concrete walls have been poured.  The wet weather (among other things) has held us back, but with the short walls in and the slab (with radiant inside) being poured soon, the framing can begin pronto.

Though it’s difficult to tell from this angle, the amount of space we’re adding is not significant.  It’s actually the configuration to our lifestyle which will make the place so great.

In preparation for framing, the wood has been delivered.  Also on the right are the reflective rigid insulation sheets which will go under the radiant floor to push the heat upwards.  See radiant post.

Wood has arrived

You might be thinking, “how come no bamboo plywood sheets?”  Would love to, but at $180/sheet, it’s a bit out of our price range on this project (okay, it’s WAY out of our price range).  I could see some application on a smaller job though. Maybe the living unit above our garage.


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