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 to sell an item? I have 2 cans of unused deck paint...

...building materials, but check this page for tips on how and where you can find local used building materials online and sell your leftover stock. Where to buy...

Posted by Ashleigh Franklin Dec. 2, 2020, 1:43 p.m. Recycled and Reclaimed Materials 1 Responses

Where can I sell windows- Brand New, unopened?

...materials, but if you're looking to buy or sell un-used building materials online or materials reclaimed from home renovations and demolitions, this page will g...

Posted by Michael Parnell Sept. 9, 2020, 9:52 a.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

Do you buy leftover lumber?

...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 Marty Clinton Sept. 23, 2020, 2:35 p.m. Recycled and Reclaimed Materials 1 Responses

Do you have suggestion for non-toxic closet design company, or materials?

...materials. We have asked the company to confirm this and we will update the page as soon as we hear back from them. For choosing flooring materials, there are...

Posted by Nicole Lucas Haimes Oct. 11, 2019, 10:51 p.m. Materials and resources 1 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

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 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

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

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 4 Responses

What type and how to install an insulated metal flue pipe ,through a tiled roof?

I am planning to have a free standing fire place installed into my lounge, but need some clarity on the above mentioned question. the building is a brick and m...

Posted by david joseph July 25, 2020, 7:10 a.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the most efficient passive home design?

...materials with low-embodied energy. Different insulation materials will have different R values per inch - which affects the energy required to operate a Passiv...

Posted by Peter Riley Jan. 29, 2020, 9:01 p.m. Passive House 1 Responses

Is Blum hardware LBC compliant or free of Red List components?

...Materials Red List refers to the most harmful building materials on the market as laid out by the International Living Future Institute; materials on the list m...

Posted by Phil Lipton Aug. 27, 2019, 10:45 a.m. Kitchens 2 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 4 Responses

Where can I find building plans for an eco home?

...materials carefully – natural insulation materials and non-toxic building materials protect indoor air quality , and will usually pollute less during manufactur...

Posted by Derek Kittilsen Aug. 4, 2019, 12:09 p.m. Planning and Design 5 Responses

Where can I get steel cladding like on your prefab house?

...building materials Hi Thank you for responding to my question. We are in Wakefield, QC We love the cladding that you have done on the S1600 prefab kit (we wen...

Posted by Flower Lunn March 1, 2020, 2:27 p.m. Walls and Roofs 2 Responses

Does slab on grade need to have in floor heating?

We are building a house and debating on slab on grade vs crawl space. It will be a 4 season house/camp that we will live in for a few years while we build our ...

Posted by Lauren Panzani Nov. 13, 2020, 11:06 a.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 1 Responses