Designer / Discussions

How well do Legalett slab on grades work?

...designer to be aware of, as they pit tohether the plans and construction drawings, if we opted for this approach for the foundation? 6) We would like if possi...

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

Do you have an Engineer directory for slab on grade designers?

Is there a list of engineers we can consult with regarding having our plans modified to a slab on grade (monolithic) foundation as most municipalities would re...

Posted by Paul Giusto Dec. 30, 2019, 8:12 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Would you recommend Legalett over water radiant floor heat for a backyard studio in Toronto?

...designer or engineer that doesn’t specialize in soils will insist on one regardless. It can be an unnecessary cost, but it does no harm and it may be what is ne...

Posted by Christine Pountney May 2, 2019, 1:22 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

What flooring options work with a passive solar design?

...designer ahead of time if you plan to add a floor covering so they can determine the R value and how it is affected, but at worst it will slow the delivery of h...

Posted by Christopher Dunn Feb. 23, 2020, 11:50 a.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a home from the outside?

...designer or architect has a good knowledge of these issues, or have your wall assembly assessed by an engineer who can factor in your specific climate condition...

Posted by Sylvie Gagnon Dec. 12, 2017, 11:58 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the right amount of insulation for a house?

...designer who is able to do energy modelling , and finding a Passive House designer would be wise if you want to pursue that route. The only problem with that, i...

Posted by Ryan Gerbrandt Feb. 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m. Passive solar home design 4 Responses

What are your thoughts on using large flax straw bales (4x4) to build in Saskatchewan?

...designer and that is going to mean footings made of concrete. One downside on that front is the bales are 3 times as wide, so you will be using a lot more concr...

Posted by Al Birchard Nov. 11, 2019, 12:56 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 3 Responses