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Not So Big Timber Frame Home in Oregon

This is an 800-square-foot home in the River Road area in north Eugene. It was designed by Nir Pearlson and built by Six Degrees Construction for owners Rob Handy and Julie Hulme, who were inspired by The Not So Big House and other books by Sarah Susanka, FAIA. It turns out the owners upsized their situation by deconstructing an existing 620-square foot house built several decades ago, according to The Register-Guard.

The new home has an exposed wood structure, earthen plaster walls, a double-insulated envelope, copper-penny metal roofing, and plywood and HardiePlank siding. It was designed with open, connected spaces and abundant lighting through clerestories, skylights, doors, and windows.

River Road Residence also has a mini-split heat pump, HRV, 3.36 kW solar PV on the south-facing roof, a solar hot water collector, and an irrigation system that uses reclaimed greywater and rainwater.

The green home received gold-level certification from the Earth Advantage Institute, according to The Register-Guard, which has a full story on the timber-frame home located on two acres of land. In addition, visit the websites for the architect Nir Pearlson and builder Six Degrees Construction.

Credits: Nir Pearlson Architect, Inc.

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Drexel Metals LLC has Officially Received 2007 Florida Building Code Approvals for Several of Their Metal Roofing System

Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) April 22, 2009

Drexel Metals LLC has officially received 2007 Florida Building Code approvals for several of their Metal Roofing Systems. “Drexel Metals’ engineered Metal Roof Systems will allow Drexel to support and provide our customers all their needs within the state of Florida”, states Rich Carroll, General Manager, Clearwater branch. For more information please contact Julie Coggins of Drexel Metals at 877-399-3600.

The following products have been FBC Approved: