Coming up: Load center installation, correct cedar shingling, basement insulation, plan framing, beam barn raising
Insulation is crucial to a net zero house. Jeff and the apprentices start the work. Dana shops for efficient yet decorative lighting. Tom and Jeff work with the apprentices to build false rafter tails and then install them.
New apprentices join the team in Rhode Island as the roof goes up. The house gets sheathed. It’s the finish line at Judith’s house in Charleston. Kevin and Tom take the grand tour.
Framing net zero. Heat loss and gain to design a balanced HVAC system. A visit the International Builders Show. Old wiring and plumbing exposed.
Shingle removal. A visit to a manufacturer of precast concrete walls. Kevin gets a tour of historic Jamestown. Foundation wall panels arrive and are placed
Tom and Kevin cross the bridge from Newport, RI to Jamestown where they tour the next project—a 1920’s bungalow which will become a larger net zero house. They meet the family and builder.
The iron gate is fitted at the Charleston Single House. Kevin, Tom, and Richard tour the renovations. Richard visits the Elliotborough project for updates. The completion of the project is celebrated.
The pergola goes up. Ross looks at smart home technology. A local craftsman puts the finishing touches on a dining table. Richard checks out the HVAC plan while repointing starts on the fireplaces.
Charleston boasts a colorful housing stock. Judith decides on a siding color for the Elliotborough project. Kevin meets her and a design expert in a neighborhood famous for house colors, Rainbow Row.
The old piazza columns get restored. The iron gate is made by blacksmith students at a local college. Lights are selected for an old house. New siding mixes with old to meet historic district codes.