Category: The Building Process
Week 7 / 8 – Facade
The last layer of the house, in German they call it Fassade. We have chosen “Nut und Federbrett Fichte” 19mm from our wood supplier. The wood is untreated, so we have to paint it over with paint that suitable for outdoor.
Before the facade, we have to use a tape called “Nageldichtband” to put on every part that we have wood for framing, it is a very strong sticky tape that can protect the black layer from each screw that we use for fixing the facade. After putting on the tape, we fixed the black layer with our left over “OSB platte”, then finally we can put on a beautiful final layer for the house.
Week 6.2 – Loft
At the meantime, our carpenter has finished building the loft. Our loft is 2.85m long, it is pretty spacious up there, we have used “OSB platte” as the loft surface too
Week 6.1 – Roof Insulation
After our carpenter has finished both side of the ceilings, today we are able to finish our roof insulation. Before wrapping the black layer on roof, we need to put on another layer called ” Weichfaser Dämmplatten” or ” Holzfaserdämmplatten”. It is some kind of fiberboard that we need to use on the roof, the one we ordered is 19mm, it is very fragile and we can break it easily with hand.
After putting on the fiberboard on top of the insulation, we try to finish wrapping the roof. Because of the fragile fiberboard on top, we can hardly stand on the roof to lay and stick the black layer nicely.
After finishing one half of the roof wrapping, we found out that we don’t have enough for the other half of the roof.
Week 5.2 – Wrapping
In German, they call the wrapping material Unterspannbahn which is a important layer to protect the insulation from water. There are many different type of the wrap available. We bought ours here – https://www.baunativ.de/product_info.php?products_id=606
It is impossible to do this part alone, we have to carry the whole roll and wrap it well around the house.
Week 5.1 – Ceiling
They have done the floor insulation and laying “OSB Platte” before I arrived in the workshop =D
Instead of using “OSB platte” for our ceiling, we have chosen ” Nut und Feder Bretter” from Bauhaus, it is lighter and easier to put on piece by piece. Our carpenter said that the ceiling is actually the hardest part for him to build. The angel and height make the job difficult.