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What is the cost of a prefab house kit?

...Canada (see models here) . You can request a quote for each individual model, though currently demand is pretty high and supply a bit low due to Covid. We hope ...

Posted by Makiko Goto-Widerman Jan. 15, 2021, 10:50 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

Should a Vapor Barrier be installed over Exterior Grade Plywood?

...Canada need vapor protection on the warm side of insulation, and almost all new homes now have A/C, but it’s still not a great idea. I would just be sparing wit...

Posted by Michael Klauck March 6, 2020, 1:24 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 1 Responses

What is your recommendation for an air source heat pump?

...Canada you would want a heat pump with as low as possible of an operating temperature. I hope that helps, if you have other questions let us know. Hello Mike, t...

Posted by Martin Dandeneau July 9, 2020, 2:30 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 Responses

What is the best way to renovate and make a self sustaining eco friendly family house?

...Canada I would also weigh in on your solar panel point – If you are looking to install solar panels for home resiliency in the event of an outage, go for it, ...

Posted by Emmanuel Sylvestre Aug. 31, 2020, 8:15 a.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

Could we use a raft slab with ICF walls on a sloped site?

...Canada and the US . We used one on our last demonstration home builds, here you can see a time lapse DIY raft slab / slab on grade installation video .

Posted by Paul Fischer Sept. 15, 2020, 2:21 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Do you have recommendations for radon sealing basement concrete & installing new flooring?

...Canada, if so, you would be wise to include some insulation in the mix if there isn’t any. Do you have enough head room to build up a bit? Given that you have n...

Posted by M N Sept. 1, 2020, 2:20 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What are the foundation options for a prefab house?

...Canada. I hope that helps, if you have more questions let us know. Thanks for the quick response. The double insulation I meant was that the slab would be ins...

Posted by Richard Bowie Nov. 20, 2020, 3:40 p.m. Foundations and Basements 2 Responses

Is it OK to put 1 inch of EPS under vinyl siding with no wall insulation?

...Canada Mortgage & Housing Corp. these materials are listed as incompatible. Vinyl siding has a high coefficient of expansion and the expansion of the siding ove...

Posted by Roger Smith Nov. 12, 2019, 6:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses

Does a low radon air reading necessarily = low radon in well water?

...Canada recommends taking steps to mitigate radon gas exposure (at my home the basement isn’t living space so the higher levels down there is not a major concern...

Posted by Steve Bull Jan. 4, 2020, 1:45 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 5 Responses

How can I get rid of moisture between the vapor barrier and the insulation in a basement?

...Canada. Last weekend I noticed the problem being described on this board. water build up behind the vapour barrier (is there a way to post pictures here??). The...

Posted by David Mitchell Aug. 14, 2018, 6:32 p.m. Basements improvements 17 Responses