The cellar is now built. Next step is the laying of the beams, which give form at the same time to the ceiling of the cellar and to the floor of the next store. When Anton has laid the beams, the bricklayer will go on with the internal walls of the ground floor, and then the external walls. In Denmark the tradition is different from e.g. France, where the external walls are built before the internal walls. The internal walls will be made out of gas concrete like the cellar's, but the external walls will be built out of the typical danish red bricks. Inbetween there will be some insulation out of rockwool.
It is time now to build the internal walls of the ground floor. I must say, the building is now beginning to look like a real house. I look forward. Enjoy with me the building of the internal walls of the ground floor.
The whole internal wall stood like that within 2 days!! Suddenly it went very quickly and you could see a house... We opened our doors for the public on may 29th. Interested people could see how it is built and ask all their questions to Anton. We had wonderful weather for the occasion. And the visitors were very interested.
It takes longer time to build the external wall out of red brick than the internal. There are much more angled bricks to cut, and it is not every day a bricklayer has to build a 12-sided house! See yourself, they made a good job!
Here are the details about how it is insulated inbetween the external and internal walls: a sheet of plastic film is placed on the internal wall, above it 2 layers of rock wool, above them pieces of waved plast to hinder incoming water penetrating the insulation. There are made small openings in the red brick for the eventual incoming water to run out. The brick has a texture like a svamp. Water drips off, when it has rained a lot and the brick is saturated.