Building materials / Discussions

Do you buy used building materials if they are in good condition?

...building materials, even if you only get a few bucks for them it's better than sending them to a landfill. Check out the page below, it has a list of a few plac...

Posted by Cheryl Nicholson Sept. 5, 2018, 7:03 p.m. Recycled and Reclaimed Materials 1 Responses

How do I sell my construction materials?

...building materials online, the following page can help you figure out how and were you can do that regionally - Where to buy and sell used building materials ...

Posted by Eshwari Chauke April 20, 2020, 3:04 a.m. Recycled and Reclaimed Materials 2 Responses

Are Insulated Concrete Forms and Gigacrete panels good?

...building materials, but haven't seen a lot of passive houses built with these materials. Is there a reason why? They seem to be a pretty efficient method of bui...

Posted by Dallin Sumpter Feb. 21, 2019, 2:46 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 5 Responses

What infloor radiant heating would you use in a corewood home design?

...building my corewood home soon but I wood like to get the floor plan down before I start getting the materials for the house so I can gage out cost. And if i ca...

Posted by John Yoho Feb. 6, 2020, 10:59 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

Are there non-toxic quartz kitchen counters?

...building e.g. chalking, paint, glue, etc. . We have picked our quartz countertop and need to know if it can be installed using materials which are low voc and n...

Posted by Jackie kierulf June 27, 2018, 11:08 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 2 Responses

What materials should I use for a small plumbing job?

...materials, manufacturing and transportation of finished products. Both are made of recycled materials. So, the difference is mostly about ease and speed of inst...

Posted by H Davis Nov. 28, 2017, 1:30 p.m. Hot water 1 Responses

Do we have the option to build to meet the reqs. of the Living Building Challenge?

...building program. It places emphasis on regenerative designs, LEED contains certain aspects of green building, with healthy materials, carbon footrprint being s...

Posted by Lydia Singh Jan. 8, 2020, 1:30 a.m. Green building certifications 5 Responses

How do you design and build a green home on a very small budget?

...building lot How to build a home on shoestring budget Slab on grade construction step-by-step Flexible house design Where to buy used building materials...

Posted by Paul Squire Nov. 8, 2018, 8:25 p.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

What are the most cost-effective green building strategies in new home construction?

...building a custom home. I've done research on contracting, home building, Passive House Certification, etc. I'm by no means an expert but I have some knowledge ...

Posted by M T Nov. 4, 2019, 11:07 a.m. Concept and design 3 Responses

What is the best insulation for a small energy neutral home project?

...building materials , but first let’s start with the right amount of insulation . Can you tell us what climate zone you are building in, or simply what area plea...

Posted by Dan Gull Nov. 11, 2019, 6:40 a.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 3 Responses

Does electricity free pellet stove comes in 23'' or less to fit my wall ?

...materials such as walls, and I say that just in case your space limitations are due to having walls on either side. I would check with your regional building ...

Posted by Peter Kutschy April 21, 2020, 3:40 p.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 1 Responses

How do you fix a moisture problem in a finished basement?

...Building Guide Pages that may help Why are Basements Moldy? Preventing moisture when you insulate your basement Building better basements: how to insula...

Posted by Margo MACFARLANE Oct. 28, 2019, 10:24 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

Where can I find certified Green builders in ?

Good day, We love your site and all the pertaining information & knowledge that is shared on the green building industru. We are truly grateful for the high ...

Posted by David Gonzalez March 25, 2020, 4:14 p.m. Planning and Design 1 Responses

What is your experience and thoughts on pre-fab wall assemblies?

...materials such as 2x4s and insulation being delivered to a building site to sit in the rain will soon be considered as ridiculous as having car parts delivered ...

Posted by Shaun B Nov. 12, 2019, 4:16 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 2 Responses

What is the Kenogami House heating system?

...building materials , I still think there is tremendous potential for material phase changes to be used for energy efficiency , there are just no mainstream prod...

Posted by dean c March 22, 2019, 3:46 p.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses

Which type of hot water pipe insulation is best?

...building materials from the risk of any water damage.

Posted by Cooper Dec. 11, 2017, 2:36 p.m. Plumbing and water heaters 1 Responses

Do you have any tips to unclog a sink with standing water?

...building supply stores that will eat away at organic materials. I personally have a jar of one called Bio-clean that has worked great on several occasions in th...

Posted by Laura Tom Jan. 7, 2019, 2:06 a.m. Plumbing and water heaters 1 Responses

What is the best foam board insulation under drywall

...materials actually perform a little better the colder it gets, polyiso is the opposite and its R value tends to drop when it is exposed to cold temperatures, wh...

Posted by Wesley Pracht Jan. 11, 2020, 8:10 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses