October 26, 2019
Past Project Journal Entires
- Going to need a mulligan!
January 26, 2020
Well - this week I am going to claim a mulligan or do-over. My back decided read more
- Non Potable – Done!
January 20, 2020
Hey Folks, Time for my weekly check-in albiet a little late due to technical difficulties yesterday. read more
- More Planning
January 12, 2020
Hey folks, Another week has flown by and as I look back to see how I read more
- Going to need a mulligan!
Monthly Archives: September 2019
September 29, 2019
I am thrilled to announce Nichiha USA as the latest manufacturer to become a partner of theEnclosure.
From the beginning of this build, I wanted some form of feature walls at the front of dwelling to provide architectural interest. It was still however critical that the chosen product/system would represented best practices from a building science and durability point of view.
Nichiha Architectural panels met all of these goals.
The interlock design of the panels ensure a continuous water shedding surface and easy site installation. They even have a 3/8″ rain-screen built-in to their product mounting system, providing for a drainage plane and capillary break (I will add this on top of the 3/4″ capillary break I already have).
The thickness of the panels provide the look of quality and will prevent bowing and cracking that often happens with their thinner competitors.
Not only are there a multitude of styles/textures/colours, but now many are available in any Benjamin Moore custom colour allowing an exact match to the goals of any architectural design. It was this fact that finally cinched Nichiha as our supplier of choice for our dwelling’s feature walls. We wanted something to offset the rich colour of the Coulson Engineered Cedar siding we have installed on the rest of the dwelling and was not finding this in the available stock panel colours. In the end, we chose the TuffBlock Nichiha panel that we will then be factory painted with Benjamin Moore’s Dakota Woods Green 2139-20.
We are currently arranging a proof of the custom Benjamin Moore colour and will then order the materials. Installation will be weather dependent. Because of the time of year, I may wait till early spring to install – while I do not want to get the exterior ROCKWOOL COMFORTBOARD™ 80 wet, it is more about me not wanting to work outside in miserable weather as I have done too many years of this already on this build! :-).
I want to thank Kenny Collins and Tim Seims at Nichiha USA for their support of this project and becoming a partner. I also want to thank Matthew Raes of ILA Marketing Group Inc (Local Representative) for answering my many questions over the last couple of years as we contemplated using this product, and going forward for the effort to coordinate my order.
I will provide additional posts and installation videos once the product is on site.
As always, thanks for visiting!
“Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.” —Matt Biondi (born 1965) Olympic Medalist, Professional Swimmer
“You never know what’s around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you’ve climbed a mountain.” —Tom Hiddleston (born 1981) Actor
September 16, 2019
Well this is not a surprise – I brought about 6 times the amount of work on my holidays than I was actually able to complete. But this did mean I had more down time than planned, which I guess is a good thing.
One thing that definitely suffered was my planned updates on this forum and on my YouTube channel, so I will try to catch up over the next month of so.
This update covers the activities around removing the large cedar tree stump I had in the front yard and turning the stump into usable wood.
The tree was first limbed back in July 2014 (Tree Day). The stump was left up to support the B.A.T. (Big Ass Tarp) during the earlier part of construction. It now needed to go to allow development of the front yard landscaping and most importantly, make room for the natural gas line that will be installed in the spring.