The cellar is now built. Next step is the laying of the beams, which give form at the same time to the ceiling of the cellar and to the floor of the next store. When Anton has laid the beams, the bricklayer will go on with the internal walls of the ground floor, and then the external walls. In Denmark the tradition is different from e.g. France, where the external walls are built before the internal walls. The internal walls will be made out of gas concrete like the cellar's, but the external walls will be built out of the typical danish red bricks. Inbetween there will be some insulation out of rockwool.

A view on the ceiling beams from inside.

Iron beams are laid where there are bearing walls. The wooden beams lie inbetween.

View on details.

A special made iron plate where the iron beam is lying on.

Anton lays the iron beam on a special iron plate made for the purpose in order to avoid that the beam lies directly on the gas concrete.

It is time now to build the internal walls of the ground floor. I must say, the building is now beginning to look like a real house. I look forward. Enjoy with me the building of the internal walls of the ground floor.

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You can see the east side of the house (main entrance). The bricklayer went on with the first floor too (east room).

You can see the south east side of the house (kitchen window). A part of the 1. floor is built too.

You can see the size of the place reserved to the kitchen.

You can see the south side of the house (terrace opening). On the first floor you can already see the opening of the window in the south room.

On the west side of the house the current low building part will be extended over the window opening. That's the reason why the bricklayer didn't go further with gas concrete.

The whole internal wall stood like that within 2 days!! Suddenly it went very quickly and you could see a house... We opened our doors for the public on may 29th. Interested people could see how it is built and ask all their questions to Anton. We had wonderful weather for the occasion. And the visitors were very interested.

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Before the brick layer can go on with the external wall in red brick, Anton has to prepare pipes for the solar panels.

The last row of concrete stones on the external walls gets a speciel finish in concrete, so the red bricks fit on it.

It takes longer time to build the external wall out of red brick than the internal. There are much more angled bricks to cut, and it is not every day a bricklayer has to build a 12-sided house! See yourself, they made a good job!

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The ground floor got finished within a week. The picture is taken from the garden.

Here you can see the east side with the opening for the entrance door.

Here are the details about how it is insulated inbetween the external and internal walls: a sheet of plastic film is placed on the internal wall, above it 2 layers of rock wool, above them pieces of waved plast to hinder incoming water penetrating the insulation. There are made small openings in the red brick for the eventual incoming water to run out. The brick has a texture like a svamp. Water drips off, when it has rained a lot and the brick is saturated.

Beams have to be laid inbetween ground floor and first floor, so the carpenter can attach the internal roof, when the bricklayer is finished. See next >>>

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