Construction of our third home is powering along, even with the attention given to Sustainable House Day for the first and cladding the second. Pouring the concrete slab paved the way for building the frame and installing the roof.
As soon as the team finished Unit 1 in late 2018, work started on the site for Unit 2. A lot of time and effort went into the groundwork for a stiffened raft slab. During one busy day, the concrete was poured and the slab finished.
Insulating the concrete slab edge reduces the heat lost from the thermal mass during winter. There are a variety of ways to install the insulation along with the termite barrier. After considering the likely cost/benefit, our design uses a garden bed to cover exposed concrete edges.