Monthly Archives: August 2011

PHI vs PHIUS…….And the winner is……

I thought I’d take a break from talking about the widgets that we will select and assemble into EdgewaterHaus.   Instead I want to examine a major brohaha of international proportions that surprisingly has not appeared on the evening news … Continue reading

More Galleries | 2 Comments

Looking Through Windows Part VI: Window woes

Woe are we with windows! We started seriously exploring window options in June.  Here we are approaching the end of August, and we are STILL hung-up on windows. Most people who build new homes go look at windows samples in … Continue reading

More Galleries | 3 Comments

Pine Tree Logging

Maine is known as the Pine Tree State, with over 90 percent of the state forested.   White pine trees tower over other the deciduous and coniferous trees that cover 17 million forested acres across the state.  Forest products have played a prominent … Continue reading

More Galleries | 2 Comments

Down Come the Trees

We hired Jackson Tree Services to cut down over 30 mature pine trees along the north and west perimeter of our lot.  I was saddened to watch these stately pine trees topple over one by one, felled by the relentless … Continue reading

More Galleries | Leave a comment

We begin site Preparations!

After nearly one full year of paperwork design efforts with Chris Briley our architect, which incidentally is STILL a work in progress, we will finally begin showing showing progress ON THE GROUND!  Yippee!!! We are moving ahead to cut down … Continue reading

More Galleries | 1 Comment

Connecting to the grid – Part I

Josh our general contractor and I recently met with a field planner from Central Maine Power’s New Service Team to discuss options to provide electrical service to EdgewaterHaus. I had already opened an account with CMP and had received a large packet … Continue reading

More Galleries | Leave a comment

Looking Through Windows – Part V: Botanical Gardens & Unilux

This gallery contains 7 photos.

According to local TV station WCSH meteorologist Joe Cupo, ’twas to be an absolutely spectacular summer day in southern Maine – a nearly cloudless blue sky, afternoon temps peaking in the mid-80s, with just the right touch of coolness in the … Continue reading

More Galleries | 1 Comment

Looking Through Windows – Part IV: Unilux & Thermotech

My last post on windows was on July 26.  So you must be wondering whether we have made a decision yet.  Unfortunately, we’ve made scant progress.  It is still very much a frustratingly slow work-in-progress.  Let me explain in the next few … Continue reading

More Galleries | 5 Comments

ICF Foundation – Part II

My previous blog on Insulated Concrete Forms touched on the general benefits of using this method for building walls.  We are committed to an ICF foundation.  After considering which ICF products are available in the area, we chose to look at two … Continue reading

More Galleries | Leave a comment