Designer / Discussions

How can I find a natural pool designer?

How can I find a natural pool designer? You probably found our page on natural swimming pools and ponds , here it is if not – All about Natural Swimming Pool...

Posted by James Ford-Hutchinson Aug. 14, 2020, 10:38 p.m. Natural swimming pools and ponds 3 Responses

How do I find a Passivhaus designer to create a set of plans?

i have my basic design established, but need someone to spec insulation/rvalues and complete a set of plans To find a Passive House designer near you, I would ...

Posted by tony wolff Feb. 23, 2021, 10:20 p.m. How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals 1 Responses

How do we find a designer for our new build?

...designer as well as a general contractor is best done by doing a google search of for ‘home designer’ or similar terms along with your local region. And to help...

Posted by Tim Blais Feb. 15, 2021, 8:40 p.m. How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals 1 Responses

Can you recommend consultant for hire to optimize tiny home build?

Hi, we want to build a tiny home and make it as efficient as possible. So we'd like to hire a consultant to optimize passive solar, ventilation, and other aspe...

Posted by Felicia Hobert July 20, 2020, 5:39 p.m. Tiny house 3 Responses

How would I detail the connection between the wall and floating slab?

...designer who, personally, love slab on grades. However, one big worry I often have is water damage at the base of the wall. Due to the wall being so close to gr...

Posted by Brendon Fraser July 17, 2020, 1:24 p.m. Slab on Grade 2 Responses

How well do Legalett slab on grade floor forms 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 3 Responses

Do you know of a qualified builder in the Niagara Region, Ontario?

...designer, to that end I would specifically look for a designer that has experience in Passive House. And if you find a Passive House designer ask them about bui...

Posted by David Edgar July 7, 2020, 1:40 p.m. How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals 1 Responses

Cost to install alternative wall panels to drywall?

...designers are strongly discouraging us from going down this path due to much higher install costs. Do these require special hangers/hardware to install? I assum...

Posted by Adrian Baerlocher Nov. 12, 2021, 3:58 p.m. Walls and Roofs 4 Responses

Where can I find green house builder in Loma Linda Ca?

...designer, to that end I would specifically look for a designer that has experience in Passive House. And if you find a Passive House designer ask them about bui...

Posted by Yasmeen Zahid July 2, 2020, 1:59 p.m. How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals 1 Responses

What thickness of insulation and concrete do you recommend in a floating slab?

...designer to determine. Thanks. Very helpful. I second everything Emmanuel says. Extra insulation costs very little, and if it's sat on a good drained layer of g...

Posted by Marc-Andre Roy April 21, 2021, 7:38 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

What is the best material to use on top of plywood for water proofing?

...designer to determine. As you saw in the video, we applied the primer to the sheathing with a roller in preparation of the peel and stick membrane.

Posted by Babak K July 27, 2020, 12:22 a.m. Air and vapour barriers 3 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

How much window area can i have in passive house?

...designer will be the one to determine the overall design and how many windows can be accommodated and still meet the performance criteria. This page will be hel...

Posted by tony wolff March 4, 2021, 9:25 p.m. Windows and doors 3 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

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

What is the best way to do Stucco/E.I.F.S exterior window wraps?

...designer. We agree with you that some installation techniques are bound to fail, or simple mistakes that could have been easily avoided can lead to higher energ...

Posted by Pat Estes July 17, 2020, 11:50 a.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses