Wednesday, October 28, 2009

October 28, 2009

Jabuddha and Lennox complete sealing the roof panel seams. The 30lb felt has arrived on site. We had a brief delay on the Energy Star rated galvalume, it is on the ocean today and will be ready for install next week.

We're moving inside. Steve is framing up the interior walls, Alfredo is painting the bathroom wall panels. And it was a group effort to get the beautiful PGT impact-resistant windows installed. With the challenge of high salt, sun and the occasional hurricane we've chosen PGT WinGuard windows and frames to be our first line of defence. For more details see the product website at

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Friday, October 23, 2009

October 23, 2009

The roof panel edges are sealed.

The crew are now wrapping the building with Tyvek home wrap to help prevent outside water from entering the walls and help to seal the units to keep hot air and radiant heat from penetrating the panels. With the panels and Tyvek there is already a dramatic difference in temperature between the exterior and interior of the building.

When we add the HardiPlank as the final building attire we hope to have created extremely comfortable units with gorgeous views, beautiful cool breezes and a location convenient to the cafe and the trail to Salt Pond Bay & beach.

"DuPont™ Tyvek® HomeWrap® helps reduce homeowner energy bill because homes stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter and dry all year round."
For information on Tyvek's Green Approved Product Seal for National Green Building Certification by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Research Center see:

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October 22, 2009 Panel Installation Almost Complete

The most roof panels have been installed, just the bay window bump outs to go. Then the edges will be sealed and the panels will be painted to protect them until the metal roofing is added next week. Click image to enlarge.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

October 19, 2009 Images 2 3 & 4

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October 19, 2009

Monday morning roofing

October 14, 2009 Image 2

The guys have just finished installing the walls on Building 1, now it's time to complete the roof.

October 14, 2009

Roof panels are on, edges being sealed.

October 12, 2009

The HardiPlank has arrived. This is the fiber-cement siding that will add yet another layer of insulation to our Studios. A description of HardiPlank is printed here copied from the website:

"First, what is HardiPlank made of? HardiPlank falls in the fiber-cement siding class, which means that it is a combination of cellulose fibers, along with cement-like materials." ...A Green Building Material? In this day and age when everything is about green and sustainable, HardiPlank can make a strong argument for being such. The celluose fibers that are used in HardiPlank do not come from endangered species of wood. The cement and sand used is certainly in great abundance. And no toxic materials (i.e. vinyl) are used in the production...Another oft-ignored aspect that makes HardiPlank a green building material is simply that is lasts so long. The James Hardi Corporation...warrents the material for 50 years. But conceivably, HardiPlank can last longer that that, especially if painted and properly maintained."

And, we'd add, it looks great!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Concordia Eco-Studios

Welcome to the new Concordia Eco-Studios blog! We'll be keeping you posted on the construction of the first four units and we hope you'll add your comments along the way.

For photos and entries from the start of construction to October 8, 2009 please see

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