Basics

In 2007 I thought it is time to start planning and building my own house. After about 6 months of searching for a neat location, I found the right place at Rothrist.

As soon as the design phase and all administrative paper work was done, it was time to get things started ...



Pictures

Design pictures, insulation test pictures made with a thermal camera and a lot of photos of the different building phases.




Videos

My Home Entertainment System shortly explained (German).





Log Book

2008-02-25: Excavation work
2008-03-01: Crain installed
2008-03-09: Base foundation - preparation
2008-03-16: Base foundation - finished
2008-03-18: Base floor - building concrete walls
2008-03-29: Base floor - concrete walls finished
2008-04-01: Base floor - building internal walls
2008-04-04: Garage - building concrete walls
2008-04-08: Garage - concrete walls finished
2008-04-09: Heatingsystem delivered
2008-04-10: Base floor - all walls finished
2008-04-11: 1st Floor - building concrete floor
2008-04-14: 1st Floor - preparation electrical and sanitary
2008-04-15: Garage - building concrete ceiling
2008-04-16: 1st Floor - concrete floor finished
2008-04-17: Base floor - underground insulation installation started
2008-04-18: Garage - concrete ceiling finished
2008-04-18: Drain line installation
2008-04-21: 1st Floor - building walls
2008-04-23: Base floor - underground insulation installation finished
2008-04-24: Back fill - part 1
2008-05-01: 1st Floor - all walls finished
2008-05-02: 1st Floor - building concrete ceiling
2008-05-13: 1st Floor - preparation electrical and sanitary for ceiling
2008-05-16: 1st Floor - concrete ceiling finished
2008-05-16: Sanitary installation (water and heating main piping, main armatures)
2008-05-22: Electrical installation (wall cut marking)
2008-05-26: 1st Floor - concrete ceiling support structure removing
2008-05-26: Electrical installation (wall cuting)
2008-05-26: Roof installation (Steam trap, wood supports)
2008-05-27: Roof installation (insulation, wood plates, sealing 1)
2008-05-28: Electrical installation (in-wall tubes)
2008-05-28: Installation of internal door frames
2008-05-29: Scaffolding installed
2008-06-10: Electrical installation (in-wall tubes) finished
2008-06-10: Bathroom shadow walls finnished
2008-06-11: Windows installed (this time not at the computer ;-)
2008-06-12: Wall and ceiling grund plastering
2008-06-13: Stair supports installed
2008-06-14: Wall and ceiling grund plastering finished
2008-06-16: Floor insulation and heating tube installation
2008-06-17: Floor insulation and heating tube installation finished
2008-06-18: Sanitary / electrical preparation for cement floor
2008-06-19: Cement floor casting
2008-06-23: Roof installation (sealing 2, metall frame 1)
2008-06-24: Sanitary installation (water and heating main piping, insulation, ventilation)
2008-06-24: Window sealing and and garage roof sealing preparation
2008-06-24: Sanitary installation (bath and shower tubes)
2008-06-25: Outside insulation installation started
2008-06-25: Staircase installation part 1
2008-06-25: Electrical installation main panel installed
2008-06-25: Electrical installation (in-wall cabling) started
2008-06-28: 1st Floor - concrete ceiling cleaning and impregnation finished
2008-06-28: Outside insulation installation finished
2008-06-30: Inside wall net installation and final plastering started
2008-06-30: Outside net installation and grund plastering started
2008-07-01: 1st Floor - concrete ceiling cleaning and impregnation finished
2008-07-01: Inside wall net installation and final plastering finished
2008-07-02: Base Floor - concrete ceiling/wall cleaning and impregnation started
2008-07-02: Bath rooms - ceramic installation started
2008-07-03: Outside net installation and grund plastering finished
2008-07-03: Staircase installation part 2 (all completed)
2008-07-03: Cleaning works
2008-07-08: Roof underview - paint layer 1
2008-07-09: Bath rooms - ceramic installation finished
2008-07-09: SAT dish support mounted
2008-07-10: Crain removed
2008-07-10: Base Floor - concrete ceiling/wall cleaning and impregnation finished
2008-07-11: Final floor installation (preparation)
2008-07-14: Tubing insulation (water / heating)
2008-07-14: Final floor installation started
2008-07-15: Roof underview - paint layer 2
2008-07-16: Final floor installation finished
2008-07-21: Final floor sealing
2008-07-21: SAT dish installation
2008-07-21: Roof underview - finnishing work
2008-07-22: Floor strip removal / protection covering
2008-07-23: Bath rooms - wall net installation and final plastering
2008-07-23: Internal Doors frame - final painting
2008-07-23: Drain line final connection done
2008-07-24: Sanitary installation finishing work
2008-07-24: Internal Doors installed
2008-07-25: Electrical final grid connected
2008-07-25: Kitchen delivered
2008-07-26: Kitchen / Reduit - final painting
2008-07-27: Kitchen / Reduit - ready for kitchen installation
2008-07-27: Bath rooms - final painting
2008-07-28: LAN and SAT cables pulled
2008-07-28: Electrical installation finishing work started
2008-07-28: Kitchen installation started
2008-07-29: Kitchen installation finished
2008-07-29: Final locking system installed
2008-07-29: Final cleaning started
2008-07-29: MOVING IN - action started
2008-07-30: Final cleaning finish
2008-07-30: MOVING IN - action finished
2008-07-31: Main Bath room - silicone sealings installed
2008-07-31: Kitchen - sanitary connections done
2008-07-31: Hot water suppy ready
2008-08-09: Letterbox installed
2008-08-09: SAT distribution installation finished
2008-08-10: LAN distribution installation finished
2008-08-11: SAT dish aligned and working
2008-08-13: Phone line installed
2008-08-14: Phone line connected / working
2008-08-17: OG - final painting finished
2008-08-18: Preparation of facade for final plastering
2008-08-19: DSL line connected / working
2008-08-20: Facade final plastering started
2008-08-21: Facade final plastering finished
2008-08-21: Scaffolding removed
2008-08-21: Cleaning area

Since then we have prepared the surrounding step by step.