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by / on September 7, 2015 at 2:08 pm

Take a walk with Lou Fenninger and see what’s new at Net Zero Build Canada

“The temp(erature) inside has stayed at 20 for the last 3.5 months without any help from heating or cooling,” says Fenninger, and that’s not a miracle and it’s not a result of any divine intervention.
It’s that way by design. Lou is out to prove that an idea he had a long, long time ago is indeed feasible and progressive. We need to lay off the fossil fuels and Lou is incorporating many of the cutting edge (and historically tested) designs in staying true to that vision.

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by / on August 21, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Groovy grooves in big timbers – NetZeroBuild – August 18 – 2013

Photos by Terry Gavan A local reporter took a walk through the site late last week in an attempt to decipher how the big timbers are prepared by master timber framer Eric. The cuts are all pretty painstaking and feature some pretty specific measurements. You will note that the angles […]

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by / on August 21, 2013 at 10:39 am

Net Zero Footers and site prep ongoing – August 13 – 2013

Short Video detailing footer progress at netzerobuild.ca The footers are up and our timber framer Eric is working diligently preparing the big lumber for setup. We have another video upcoming that will detail the grooves and notches that Eric has to carve out for each timner.

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by / on August 8, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Bobcat working overtime at netzerobuild.ca

NETZEROBUILD.ca AUGUST UPDATE STICKS AND STONES PRODUCTIONS VIMEO FILM BY MIDORI – AUGUST 7-2013 NetZero July23 from Sticks and Stones Productions on Vimeo. Moving boulders is just one of the pesky nuances involved in building a house in the Haliburton Highlands. Take a look at this great video shot by […]

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by / on July 27, 2013 at 2:37 pm

Foundation excavation completed – NetZeroBuild update

Progress Update: July 24-2013 NetZeroBuild Progress Report 1.We have all the main beams cut and ready to install. 2. We did the excavation today and it went perfect. 3. The first few support trees have had the white oak inserts installed So we are off to the races ..next is: […]

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by / on July 21, 2013 at 7:52 pm

Did I say little project? Net Zero Build Update

July 21 – Update My little summer project !! Not so little. Those are very heavy timbers but all is going well. I built a two ton capacity timber cart that we can use to move the timbers after we load them on the super heavy duty saw horses. Almost finished […]

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by / on July 7, 2013 at 5:37 pm

Pouring the cement pad – June 29-13

We had a full crew and three loads of cement to place onto the form on the NetZeroBuild.ca site last week. It will become a studio eventually. Pottery anyone? Marianne can’t wait. Or so I’m told. But for the duration of the build itself? The pad will act as a […]

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by / on May 9, 2013 at 10:23 am

Drawings and site plans May 5, 2013

Site Plan Drawings Eagle Lake, Ontario – May 6 – 2013 Lou Fenninger is in the process of getting building approvals for the new home and once that’s completed the foundation process will begin. In this post we include three drawings that will give you a general idea about the general […]

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