Re: TOH wants to know how you blew your budget
in response to brian monin's post
you mentioned you spent hte extra money on an icf foundation. wait 5 years and see how much you'll save on heating costs. i am a licensed nudura icf installer and a licensed carpenter.
this past spring i worked on a 4200 sq ft building that was intirely icf. this building is used as a vet clinic. we spoke to the owner just recently and she compared her heating bills to last year's . the old building was only 1300 sq ft and yet the heating costs for the same time period are now 1/3 the cost of the old much smaller space
in regards my own personal renovations. on my own home for the work completed so far which includes refinishing all the hardwood, tiling my front entrance and bathroom, installing new trim through out and paint. all of which was done by myself and my brother we have saved close to 10,000 just in labour
fire up the saw and make some dust