The House IJM Built - An 8 Day Wonder

To mark the 25th year of the RDS Building Exhibition, IJM manufactured, erected & completely furnished an EcoBuiltTM House in 8 days.

Day 1: An EcoBuiltTM home can have the basic structure with the long wall panel and fabricated floor panel system erected in as little as one day.

Day 5: The quick drying process with its minimal "wet trades" advantage allows for immediate decoration without the lengthy drying-out period and condensation associated with other construction methods.

Day 2: The roof is felted and battened, while double glazed windows and external doors allow a wind and weather sealed unit. This two-day schedule is typical for all IJM EcoBuiltTM Houses.

Day 6: Finishing touches externally, fitted kitchens and wardrobes to all the bedrooms, central heating radiators proceed final decoration, all to the highest international standards.

Day 3: The brick or block outer skin commences while the internal trades of plumbing and wiring get underway. The entire house has remarkable dimensional accuracy throughout.

Day 7: Furnishing and cleaning makes ready for the thousands expected to visit this house on the 25th year of the RDS Building Exhibition.

Day 4: The roof nears completion brickwork continues and internally the insulation and fire resistant plasterboard are fitted. The insulation standards proving the major element in the outstanding energy efficiency of all IJM EcoBuiltTM houses.

Day 8: The "8 Day Wonder" was greatly complimented by the almost 15,000 visitors from across the Building Industry.


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