Demo house / Discussions

What is the best type of heating system?

...demo house in Quebec that is all electric, and the entire electrical load (stove, water heater, lighting, heating) comes to just over $500 per year. Read more a...

Posted by Jennifer Doll Jan. 20, 2020, 11:59 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 Responses

Does using T & G wood plank instead of drywall affect where we put the vapor & air barrier?

...Demo House we used vapour barrier paint on the walls but we used poly on the ceiling. As for your building inspector, that could go either way, so if you want t...

Posted by Sue Colbourne Nov. 9, 2019, 6:16 p.m. Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces 3 Responses

Where can I find building plans for an eco home?

...House and LEED certified prefab kit homes available that may meet your needs, other than that we would recommend you look through our building guide pages to le...

Posted by Derek Kittilsen Aug. 4, 2019, 12:09 p.m. Planning and Design 1 Responses

When using larsen trussees, what is the maximum spacing between TJIs

...demo house the S1600 prefab kit home has offset studs and 15 inch deep cavities. My concern with doing 4 foot spacing would be that it might be difficult to h...

Posted by Steve Outlet March 6, 2020, 12:39 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How well do Legalett slab on grades work?

...house if it were on a crawl space or basement? What I mean here relates to the part above the foundation; i.e. the main house and garage construction. 8) Are ...

Posted by Steve Sykes Aug. 18, 2019, 3:21 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses