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Project Overview

The Sudbury Steel House has been years in the making, with most of the time spent on securing approvals for construction and design. The goals of this project have been to tailor the house design to the site and to use pre-manufactured parts and materials to build a truly sustainable home.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. steve,..worker on walls & roof permalink
    January 13, 2010 6:29 pm

    bill house looks awsome! grate 2 be able 2 view the after effects of build…

  2. December 3, 2010 7:44 am

    reading tech blogs to keep me updated on technology is what i do daily. i am a tech addict ~-.

  3. Henri Fennell permalink
    September 27, 2011 6:10 pm

    Great looking place you have. Ran across your web side in a web search – very impressive. I will spend some more time looking through your site. I am very interested to hear about your final blower door number.
    Hope you and yours are well.

    • September 28, 2011 12:53 pm

      Thanks Henri – I learned a lot in the process of building this house. I have to check my files on the blower door results. I do know that the worst infiltration areas were the holes in the envelope cut for the air handling system – the louvers are just not designed to be airtight even when closed. Annoying. The other problem was the one you mention in your post – the engineer just wouldn’t or couldn’t trust the insulation and tightness and required so much more heating capabilities than we’ve needed. I don’t know that I would have saved much in sizing the furnace, but I think we could have cut in half the distribution system and had been fine.

      How are you doing?


  4. August 24, 2012 11:18 am

    Insulated Roof Panel are beneficial as well as it looks beautiful and is economical. It looks great and can be used for any purpose wheteher it be residential and agricultural.

  5. February 20, 2013 8:40 am

    i like how you designed the stairs, its modern and fun. However, I’m a little bit concerned if there are children living in this house since its not safe for children below 10.

    • February 20, 2013 1:38 pm

      Thanks for your comment. The finished stairs have clear plexiglas panels filling in the spaces between the railings and the stairs. Building code in Massachusetts is pretty strict on this kind of issue. It reduces the dramatic effect a little, but the transparent panels preserve the open feel

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