Interior finishing

 
Wood frame construction
Solid wood and various wood-based products are used for framing, insulating and finishing. Here is a brief rundown on the different products you have to choose from, and their proper applications. Text adapted by Natalie Pavey Framing lumber Framing lumber, also known as...
Timber frame construction
Undeniably the most ecological framing material, wood is both a renewable resource and one that serves to reduce greenhouse gas emissions when used in place of other materials. Text adapted by Natalie Pavey The environmental advantages of wood frame construction: As the only...
Cutting a 110 year old dying pine tree.
Felled trees in residential areas have most often been either burned as waste, or taken to landfills. With the help of portable mills and tree salvage companies, better use is being made of this valuable resource. It's always a bit sad to watch an old and seemingly healthy tree come...
Installing recycled drywall in the Edelweiss House
Drywall may all look the same sitting in stacks in the store but they are very different in performance, strength and ecological impact.   There is a lot more to choosing drywall than one might think, and as it finds its way into pretty much every building made, a lot of...
Learn how to make and use a wide range of natural, non-toxic eco-paints that are beautiful, healthy, durable and affordable.   Learn how to make and use a wide range of natural, non-toxic eco-paints that are beautiful, healthy, durable and affordable. Our homes contain...
Natural Plaster - Endeavour Centre
In this workshop, you will learn how to source the required materials, prepare wall surfaces for plastering, mix and tint plasters and apply to wall surfaces. . You can make your own natural finish plasters to bring the beauty and benefits of natural building to any home, whether...
Whether it’s a small pizza oven in the backyard or an entire home, natural building techniques are enjoying a resurgence in popularity as they prove to be durable, low-cost, low-impact, and toxin-free. . Guest experts describe and facilitate the unique properties of earthship...
Interior solid pine door
Whether you are renovating or building, the materials you choose for interior finishing will affect not only aesthetics, but also indoor air quality. Here is a look at the pros and cons of the different materials you will have to choose from. Adhesives and sealants Modern homes...
Painting with zero VOC Natura paint from Benjamin Moore
Choosing zero VOC paints and finishes for your home ensures safer indoor air quality. There is a current trend towards limiting the production of solvent-based paints, replacing them with solvent-free or water-based...