Friday, October 12, 2012

Maine Plat House - almost finished

I recieved a new batch of images from the owner this week showing a Maine Plat House that is nearly ready for occupancy.

I think this builder moved at a good pace and no doubt will have the owner in their house for the bulk of the fall season, which is already well underway in Maine. Best of all, this batch of photos revealed some nice material and equipment choices for the house.


Landscaping work is going on outside, and we see nice stone pavers and stacked stone landscaping walls going in here at the steps to the deck. But we also see some nice cable rails around the deck. Turns out these are a powder coated aluminum railing sourced by the builder. The same rail system is being used inside to great effect.

Also below you can have a glimpse into the utility room in the basement.


Not too much equipment here! How refreshing compared to the submarine engine room that seems to be the result of every energy efficient build I see on the internet. What is going on here is there is a pair of on-demand hotwater heaters, one in the foreground, that provide not only domestic hot water but also hot water for radiant heating loops at both levels of the house. No air-handler or ducts as there is no air-conditioning. The owner said that they have wired for an AC unit, but will brave life without it first. So there is pluming for the radiant heat, and circulation pumps for the zones, but far less equipment than you typically see.

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As always, great thanks go out to our customers who share their house builds with us. We can't wait to see you build yours!

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