General contractor / Discussions

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

...general contractor. But even more important than the builder would be the designer, to that end I would specifically look for a designer that has experience in ...

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

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

...general contractor. But even more important than the builder would be the designer, to that end I would specifically look for a designer that has experience in ...

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

Where can I donate all my construction tools/supplies?

...General contractor and moving out of state. I have storages full of tools, supplies and equipments for Electrical, Gardening and construction and looking to don...

Posted by Sam Djam Nov. 30, 2020, 3:54 p.m. Recycled and Reclaimed Materials 1 Responses

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

...general contractor or any sub trades you hire yourself.

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

How do I find a qualified Passive House builder?

What to do if looking to build a passive house, but struggling to find a local builder excited about changing from his "go to" building style. To find a qualif...

Posted by Kyle Burgmeier Feb. 18, 2021, 8:25 p.m. How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals 1 Responses

Can my shallow crawl space be converted to a slab foundation?

...general contractor for that. If you have a high water table I would suggest a raft slab that has no footing and spreads the weight evenly over the whole surface...

Posted by Sian O'Keefe Aug. 15, 2020, 12:52 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Do you have building partners in BC?

...general contractor. Thanks again for your time. Jami We don't have in-house architects unfortunately that would be able to do this for you. If you like the sh...

Posted by Jami Cruz April 13, 2020, 12:05 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 3 Responses

How well do Legalett slab on grade floor forms work?

...general contractors. If you are someone that has building experience and wants to do it yourself, this is hands down the best way to go. What they give you are ...

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

What should I be looking for in a heat recovery ventilator?

...general contractor will lead to either pressurization or depressurization of the home, too much air or too little, and some rooms not having enough ventilation....

Posted by Adam Y. Dec. 11, 2017, 1:07 p.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

Where can I find certified Green builders in Ontario?

...general guidelines to being able to ‘find’ or perhaps ‘identify’ who would qualify as an advanced and high-quality home builder, mostly by asking the right ques...

Posted by David Gonzalez March 25, 2020, 4:14 p.m. Planning and Design 1 Responses

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

...general contractor and we are living on site in an existing house that will be demolished once the new build is finished. Regarding budget - we are looking for ...

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

How much does it cost to build a house by square foot?

...general contractors and ask if they have anything at all they can tell you about their own cost per square foot, though some may be reticent to offer you much i...

Posted by Mike D Sept. 5, 2017, 4:12 p.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

How do we find a designer for our new build?

...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 you vet them, have a ...

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

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

...contractor gave you that advice, was it based on an inspection or just a general opinion? It’s really best decided on a case by case basis with the condition of...

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

What is the optimal setup for mechanical systems for slab on grade?

...contractor and I must admit I'm feeling pretty guilty about the up to code builds I've done with essentially zero thought to energy efficiency! A lot of clients...

Posted by Dave Nuttall July 6, 2019, 9:42 a.m. Mechanical systems 1 Responses

Will I save energy by lowering my thermostat at night?

...contractor said the exact opposite of the second contractor. Totally loss on what to do. Between the conflicting advice you’ve been given by contractors I’d s...

Posted by Ryan Peterson May 1, 2018, 11:51 a.m. Heating and cooling 4 Responses

Basement reno - How do I effectively insulate my basement?

...general contractor suggests doing it the way 'they've always done it', you can you can tell them no thanks, if I want mushrooms I'll go get them at the grocery ...

Posted by Steve J Feb. 13, 2019, 10:25 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

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

...general, but I think this is a separate issue as the moisture is coming from the OUTSIDE and getting stuck on the barrier. So the dehumidifier solution is a red...

Posted by David Mitchell Aug. 14, 2018, 6:32 p.m. Basements improvements 30 Responses