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

What is the best non toxic insulation for a house?

...building on an island in Florida and the house is 12 feet off the ground. What materials can we use to insulate the ceilings and air spaces? Additionally, what ...

Posted by Jude Smith Sept. 10, 2021, 10:12 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

What is the best method of building a slab on grade?

Can you recommend the best method of building an insulated slab on grade suitable for the laurentian mountains in the event that bedrock prevents digging out a...

Posted by Jay Law April 19, 2021, 3:09 p.m. Slab on Grade 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 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

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

Where can i buy hemp batt insulation in Western Canada?

...building materials like hemp are a great way to safeguard your indoor air quality if you have respiratory issues or chemical sensitivities . We are just finaliz...

Posted by Jen Moffat Aug. 14, 2020, 11:14 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 4 Responses

Preferred lumber type for framing. DF or YP

...building codes, and what lumber is available nearby. Here is our page all about choosing the right wood for framing, it will help you chose the right one for yo...

Posted by Mike Thompson April 17, 2021, 12:12 p.m. Wood and organic materials 1 Responses

What is the best wall & insulation combination for Colorado?

...materials like wood fiber board, hemp batt insulation or dense packed cellulose which we recently used when building our recent demo house on a Legalett slab. P...

Posted by Jacob Johannessen July 2, 2020, 11:13 a.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses

Where can I find formaldehyde free cabinets that aren't plywood?

...Building Challenge often need solid wood cabinetry because formaldehyde is on the Red List of materials , which includes phenol formaldehyde used in the zero VO...

Posted by Camille Young Dec. 3, 2019, 7:56 p.m. Kitchens 3 Responses