Double stud / Discussions

How do you replace windows in a double stud wall house?

...studs along with the header. Note - this image includes a double bottom plate (#4), which is rather unsual and probably not necessary. Image courtesy of Wik...

Posted by Sasha June 25, 2018, 10:25 p.m. Windows and doors 3 Responses

What is your experience and thoughts on pre-fab wall assemblies?

...Double stud wall, and pre-built wall assemblies. What can you tell me about your experience with pre-built assemblies? Are there Prefab companies in Ontario/Que...

Posted by Shaun B Nov. 12, 2019, 4:16 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 2 Responses

What's the best lumber for framing a house?

...double stud wall I would then pack with cellulose. Thing is, the yard also proposed local sawn 2x4's which are cheaper than the CLS but I don't know whether the...

Posted by Natalie Pierce Nov. 21, 2019, 8:26 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

How do you insulate a cathedral ceiling?

...double 2x4 stud walls 12 inches deep and will have 2-3 inches of closed cell spray foam insulation to create a air and vapour barrier first, then the rest of th...

Posted by Raoul Lions Oct. 19, 2019, 8:07 a.m. Roof assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

Is there any risk to a concrete foundation from adding interior insulation?

...stud wall with mineral wool batts and drywall with latex paint. I'd like to do something simple (EPS + plywood) on the concrete floor too. The rest of the house...

Posted by Drew Tozer Jan. 5, 2021, 12:57 p.m. Basements improvements 9 Responses

Combo structural sheathing, WRB and thin insulation panel in Ontario?

...stud-spacing, I am also wondering if these panels are meant specifically for new construction with 16" OC and if I'll need to supplement with some additional st...

Posted by Steve Bull Jan. 14, 2020, 6:06 p.m. Walls and Roofs 3 Responses

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

...Double-Stud Larsen Truss Walls, Renovation & New Homes Is this for a new construction or renovation ? And do you have a permit? I only ask because you may be ...

Posted by steve outlet March 6, 2020, 12:39 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

Is there thermal bridging in the Edelweiss REMOTE wall?

...studs, but they still go directly into the first layer of strapping which is itself directly screwed into the studs. So there is still some thermal bridging. Di...

Posted by David Pantalone Feb. 9, 2020, 4:42 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

I want to insulate the outside of my house, which type of insulation do you think is best?

...double stud wall, (see more here) which are ideal for improving wall insulation when renovating homes & for building new homes with high performance insulation ...

Posted by J. Ferguson Nov. 15, 2017, 10:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 12 Responses

What is the right amount of insulation for a house?

...Double-Stud Larsen Truss Walls on a Passive House Beyond such modelling, if you tell us the location where you are building, we can perhaps offer you some gen...

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

Have you heard of Gigacrete and is it any good?

...double stud light frame steel construction. Light frame steel definitely sweats if left too close to the cold side, and will corrode. It seems to be acrylic-bas...

Posted by Sasha P Aug. 29, 2019, 4:21 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 3 Responses

Can you mount heavy objects to a Passive House Larsen truss wall?

...Double-Stud Larsen Truss Walls, Renovation & New Homes So a couple of questions would be – how did you attach them? And are they seated on anything solid or m...

Posted by Jay Stevenson July 3, 2020, 2:42 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Is EPS or XPS better for use in basement rim joists? Should faced or unfaced foam boards be used?

...stud wall of 2 by 3 and it also had damp spots and mold, it was useless. I placed 3 inches against that as well using PL300 adhesive and secured it to the concr...

Posted by Thomas Dispenza Sept. 8, 2019, 12:43 a.m. Basements improvements 6 Responses