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    Really? Doesn't plastic insulate better?


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    As far as I know, the biggest reason to go for plastic rather than wood is the price Don't think it matter much for insulation. However, if the wood isn't treated properly or given a bit of new paint once in a while (depending on the climate you live in) it can rot away. Happened to my parents house, they had to replace a few -granted, it was an old house when they moved in already.

    Really inspiring to see these images dude, thanks for posting the prgoress

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    I wish wooden houses were a more common choice, they would make the building process much easier and less messy...
    Insulation in windows doesn't depend much on the material of the frame, it's the rubber gasket dividing the inner part of the frame from the outer part that prevents heat from being transmitted.
    Double glazing is a must for energy saving (I'm quite sure it should be mandatory in new buldings according to EU laws).
    I agree with Black Spot and Yoitisi about look and maintenance.

    For the front door: http://www.fbsblindate.it/catalogo.php?idcat=151 the last of the page. For a really medieval look...

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    So, I've got my new computer up and running, and it's update time!

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    It is coming along nicely. One thing I meant to say earlier, is to make sure you have plenty of sockets in each room.

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    I wish someone had shown me something like this at university... I had to learn nearly everything about wooden houses by myself.
    How are you going to clad it?
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    Ooops double posted...

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    congratulations, you did the smart thing. I have helped people build houses before and it's a far wiser decision than buying a modern cookie cutter. Those things are cheap turds with expiration dates. This mother fucker will be standing 1000 years from now and age like wine.
    I definitely plan on building a house one day, rather than buying a house.

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    We're cladding it with USB boards and insulation. Other than that, we're probably going to layer plaster over the outside, to make it look like the concrete block-houses surrounding us. You know, to better fit in, or whatever. But, I'm open to suggestions, and also any furniture suggestions - I made a separate post about that, but it doesn't seem to be popular yet.

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    If you'd like a room with good natural sunlight, old beer bottles work surprising well as bricks. Wine jugs are best.

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    Alright, so there've been some delays - the next step is the roof, and the company in charge of that has been dragging its feet. Hopefully they can do it next week? The contract states it should be done by the end of October or they get penalties. We'll see. At least we have the 2nd Floor walls up! And we've ordered the windows. They should be ready in two weeks. We're still deciding on the front door. I've been drawing ideas for it.

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    this is one of the coolest threads ever

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    coming along nicely.
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    Very cool, nice views of the house. Anybody else inspired to play with legos now?
    Make a sketchbook happy, feed it a tip to improve!

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    So things have been going very slowly. We had snow in October, rain the last two weeks. Our head carpenter got the flu. Then there were delays getting the lumber, for whatever reason. Then they came once with a crane that wasn't big enough, etc. So here's how things look so far:

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