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

...home at home! The other problems with the wheels, is that by having a house bounce down a highway it puts a lot of stress on the air barrier as well as joints...

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

How well do Legalett slab on grade floor forms work?

...home 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 ...

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

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

...designer near you, I would first check on this page here about how to find building professionals. Tips for finding a reliable green home builder We will ha...

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

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

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

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

...home see here – Choosing a house wrap, which is best? In our 2015 LEED Platinum Demo house we installed a peel and stick weather barrier / exterior air barr...

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

What flooring options work with a passive solar design?

...home, the heat collection advantage of darker floors is not that pronounced. The reason is that once energy has entered your home (as in light through the win...

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

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

...homes, or our least favourite ‘designed’ home, the Earthship. Moving from the small bales to large ones will mean it can go much quicker, but you’ll need machin...

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

What is the right amount of insulation for a house?

...home design for choosing the right amount of insulation . To determine the ideal envelope to a reasonable a degree of accuracy you would need to hire a design...

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

How much window area can i have in passive house?

I understand Ecohome doesn't go by "old" rules of thumb 7-12% of floor area for direct gain or thermal mass. I have a 300 square foot area with direct gain (no...

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

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

We live in an old 2x4 wall home that I’m told by the previous owners originally had no insulation, then it had loose fill cellulose insulation added decades ag...

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

Can you leave a Legalett slab in winter in Canada without the heat on?

Hi, Planning a home in rural Southern Ontario (Zone 6A). We want heated slab on grade but are concerned about preventing seasonal issues esp winter. Legalett s...

Posted by Gamog Cladhaire April 29, 2021, 9:06 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses