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Monday, January 20, 2014

How Do You Put an Oval Window in a Square Opening

Ever since the ICF blocks were put up and the concrete poured, I have been wondering how the windows that we had selected would be installed since all the openings were square.

This is a window that goes on the front of the house.  Notice the top is a full radius oval. 

The installer uses a template and then cuts plywood to match the template so that the window will fit perfectly in the opening.  


There are two pieces of plywood and then small pieces of wood is nailed in between the two.  This is necessary since the walls are twelve inches thick.  

This is how it looks from the inside.  The wood will be covered.

The windows on the back of the house have square tops so they fit right in without having to build a form.

This is the view as you walk in the front door.

A weatherproofing contractor will come out and put some kind of membrane and a special caulking around the windows.  The caulking is apparently different since the house is ICF.  

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like a House

The roof joists have now been built and the plywood base for the roof has been delivered so we should be dried in soon.

Front View

Another Front View

Part of the Covered Patio and above is a balcony that is accessed from a guest bedroom and the rec room.

 The plywood on the front right corner is where the outside fireplace will be.  The plywood on the back right is where the outdoor kitchen will be.  The three square blocks that you see will be columns.  To the left where the opening is will be all glass doors opening onto the patio.  In the front is the pool edge.

Rear View  This block retaining wall will be stucco.

 Another rear view.  The edge of this retaining wall is 50 feet from the bay.  That distance is required by code in Walton County.

Happy New Year Ya'll.