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Foundation
Stemwall
Block walls- lower
Block walls- upper
Roof- beams, decking & porch
Roof- ventilation, insulation & sheeting
Roof- plenum, clerestory & parapet
Standing seam metal roof
Exterior walls- stucco & windows
Exterior walls- rigid insulation
Exterior walls- lath, stucco & paint
South glass face
Foundation wrap
Front porch
Arizona room
Photovoltaic system
Rainwater collection
Kiva fireplace
Adobe pizza oven

Exterior walls- rigid insulation
Exterior walls- rigid insulation: 2x4 sleepers are now nailed vertically to the exterior block walls and around all of the window openings. We then install all of the homes exterior electrical cabling and boxes. Once this is complete, we attach 4" thick 4'x8’ rigid insulation boards to the sleepers. Parapets are wrapped in rigid insulation as well, and all corners are bullnosed (rounded).




Installing 2x4 sleepers around all windows...



Installing reclaimed 2x4 sleepers on all exterior walls...



Lacing exterior electrical wiring around sleepers to the electrical boxes...



Screwing 4" rigid foam insulation boards to sleepers with washers and five inch screws...



Rigid foam ready to be trimmed out...



A look down the exterior wall & parapet during rigid foam installation...



Completed installation of rigid insulation on all exterior wall  and parapet surfaces...



Corners are now bullnozed with a cheese grater for that southwestern look...



Corner bullnoze with diamond lath installed....



This house is now ready for lath and stucco...
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