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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 25, 2013 at 10:46 am

Working with Wood and talking with Eric

July 23 – 2013 It’s always a treat to chat with Eric. He is a master timber framer and has forgotten more about timber framing than most of us will ever know. He received his apprenticeship in Germany and works in the Haliburton Highlands. Thanks for visiting our build. Next […]

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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 13, 2013 at 10:18 am

Net Zero Build moves into big timber prep stage

Master timber framer Eric using cement pad for log shaping In the video above we watch Eric doing some of the delicate work on the big timbers. We’ll be posting some other videos as we move into the crucial building stage. Please follow us on twitter. twitter.com/NetZeroBuild

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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 June 7, 2013 at 1:39 pm

Net Zero Build – June 5 update… Video

JUNE 5 2013 VIDEO UPDATE The weather took a strange turn here in the Highlands this week. Frost warning followed by rain and below average temperatures have muddied up the site once again. But CEO Lou Fenninger is still out everyday with his chain saw and bobcat (skidder) moving timber […]

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