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Roughly 1600 square foot floor plan with daylight basement (Part 2)

Each floor of this 1532 sq foot house has just under 600 sq ft of living space on each floor due to stairs and thick exterior walls.  However, the super insulated walls are a great technique for building in extreme, cold environments.  This first floor will be partially buried in the hillside as well.

 

 

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Flooring install, cabinet setting, and Alaska birch trim and windows sills in Fairbanks, Alaska (Part 3)

As a final finish and an added touch of class, we made window sills from Alaska birch and used Alaska birch door casement and base board trim above the Jatoba flooring purchased at Lowes.

Fairbanks Alaska birch trim

Fairbanks Alaska birch trim

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Fairbanks Alaska birch trim

Fairbanks Alaska birch trim

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Flooring install, cabinet setting, and Alaska birch trim and windows sills in Fairbanks, Alaska (Part 1)

Straight Ahead Construction is a Fairbanks, Alaska residential/commercial contracting company.

We finished the interior of this owner built home.

We started with installing the cabinets….Fairbanks Alaska Kitchen remodel

Fairbanks Alaska cabinets

Fairbanks Alaska kitchens

The cabinets are Brazilian Cherry as is the floor which I will install in the next post on this house or see more in this gallery.

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Positive praise for Fairbanks Area residential contractor

Straight Ahead Construction,llc operates in Fairbanks, Alaska and specializes in additions, roofs, decks, and general kitchen/bath remodels. Here is what one of our most recent clients had to say about us:

“A couple of years ago I purchased an older log home in rural Fairbanks.  The tin roof was no doubt the original from 40 years ago and had developed leaks.  A contractor I had hired on another project was unable to accommodate me when it came to replacing the roof but he referred me to Straight Ahead Construction.  My initial contact with Mike made me feel I had found a capable, caring contractor. He arrived the next day to look at the project, gave me different options, and provided a reasonable quote.  I decided to go with asphalt shingles and Mike had a crew together in a week working on the install.  I am extremely pleased with the final product!  For sure, Mike Knoche will be the first I call on the next big project.”

– A. Holladay

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Building on permafrost in Alaska

How to build a foundation on permafrost is a good question.  There are several ways including driving pilings, intricate adjustable webbing (that looks terrible), or putting down and compacting several feet of gravel on top of which concrete piers are poured.

 

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The above link will take you to a series of photos that shows how I built this home on permafrost in Fairbanks, Alaska.

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Getting the roof on before winter….

Winter is still holding off as this roof goes on in Fairbanks, Alaska.  Crisp air and and no puddles during the day, just slick ice.  The ground is getting solid as I plan to move inside and hopefully wind down soon…

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3D walkthrough video of 1500 plus square foot ranch style home.

This drawing has been updated and added to sporadically over the last few busy weeks (see the original here).  The drawing program (Chief Architect X4) is a great tool for planning because it is much more interactive than say using straight CAD tools typically used by architects.

The program is very easy to manipulate and I can generate 3D images of the design for clients before I even get started building their project.  This builder-client interface provides a visual communication point and helps us reach the same end.

The zig zag lines in the floor plan are the path that the camera will take through the house in the video.

I have uploaded a 3D walkthrough of my floor plan to youtube because the format is not supported here. Please click on the link.  The movie should automatically open in Windows Media Player or whatever your default movie player is.

http://youtu.be/hz1_rmUdMTA
I have left a few glitches in the floor plan in the video.  See if you can pick them out.
Check out the original floor plan before changes were made here.
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