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2010

Starting the long journey

2012

Installed geothermal, radiation floor and build a basement

2013

Building the house structure with steel

2014

Sealing and insulating the whole house

2015

Finished the roof and installed all windows

2016

This is a big stage, we can finally start the interior partition and renovation. Thanks to our sponsers, we have insulated the whole house with Roxul and BP fibre boards to keep the house warm. PB has taught us a double-wall system for sound proofing. The copper pipe is a waste water heat recovery system, it will heat up the incoming water by the heat of the inhouse waste water, so as to save energy, there is also a pipe behind to collect rain water into our rainwater tank, so that we can recycle the waste water for flushing toilet.
 

2017

 

Status of the house

After the long winter in April 2017, we have finished installing our windows and partio door on the mezzanine and started the interior renovation. Now that all the windows are all installed, the balcony is in progress, the shape of the house is more obvious now.

 

 

 

Emergency state

On May 7, 2017, City of Montreal declared a state of emergency from flooding. The police came to our area and told us to comply with the evacuation orders, nobody can stay in their houses until further notice.Like all our neighbours in the area, our backyard was completely submerged with the river, it was a big test to our finished basement.

Fortunately, our basement is safed, it passed the test. Although our garage is flooded with half feet of water, we lost some belongings too, but we were very grateful overall.  
Interviewed by CBC News on 16 May,2017
CBC News May 16,2017
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