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  • Rough time roofing / RIP Brian

    Despite his religious aversion to alcohol, my friend Todd agreed to roof the distillery (he also did the roof at my house 12 years ago). Todd is su...
  • The road to a slab

    Despite the cold, the team pushed on to get ready to pour the slab. I originally wanted polished concrete floors at my house but ended up hiring a ...
  • Winter Woes

    The weeks of -20C temperatures has taken a toll on my schedule and moral. Merv's team spent a week digging the plumbing trenches with both a hoe ra...
  • Pressing on

    The brutal cold continues but the team pushes forward despite it. Len from Valley Rent Rite brought us the scissor lift again so we can get the Tyv...
  • Winter is here

    I built my house in the winter and was scarred by the experience. I didn't want to be working in the cold again and pushed hard to get enclosed bef...
  • It's a slippery slope

    No sooner than we were done with the SIPs, the trusses for the flat roof arrived. The design called for 16" open-web joists on 16" centers to accom...
  • Taking a SIP

  • Tricky trusses

    My architect, Paul, originally called from the pitched roof to be supported by timber beams and posts. I didn't like the idea of posts since I figu...
  • Men of steel

    The Ontario Building Code allows a distillery to be constructed with combustible materials like wood if it’s under 300 square meters. Since our dis...
  • Pounding the ground

    This week Merv took us "out of the hole" by back filling the foundation. It was a tedious task since the gravel had to be compacted every 12" to ma...
  • Just like lego

    Less than 24 hours after pouring the footings, we were back at work on the foundation walls. I spent a lot of time debating what I should do for th...
  • Gaining our footing

    As the surveyors finished pinning the outline of the building, Perry moved in to put in the forms for the footings. Perry Rouseau is an ICF special...