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For a first time buyer where do you start with renovations?

...renovations in general, how to find reliable gren home builders builders , and this one - top tips for staying on budget with home renovations Once you’ve bee...

Posted by Joanne Geall Aug. 19, 2020, 3:14 p.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses

Improving the efficiency of a home built in 1978 during renovations, do I need an HRV?

...home would be to do a blower door test to measure the rate of air leakage in your home . If you are improving the envelope and making your home more airtight , ...

Posted by joe cruikshank Feb. 8, 2020, 12:08 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

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

...home renovations We don’t currently have a directory of green builders to offer unfortunately, but this page can help you I think - Tips for finding a reliabl...

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

What are the HRV or ERV options for 40-yr 2-storey 2000 sq ft home?

...homes than gutting it to run ducts. Ductless wall insert ERVs for renovations and new home builds This system works in pairs, where each unit has a ceramic ...

Posted by T Newell July 17, 2020, 1:59 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

For home renovation, is it better to install insulation on the inside or outside?

Hi, I have a 1955 red all brick bungalow. the interior walls are a very thick plaster board (maybe 1" or more thick). I want to take the walls down to the stud...

Posted by Neil Richardson Jan. 29, 2019, 4:09 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Where would I apply for interest free loan?

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Posted by Pat Morrison Aug. 31, 2020, 9:18 a.m. Grants and incentives 3 Responses

What kind of incentive are available for a high performance net zero home?

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Posted by Matt Garrod March 28, 2021, 3:37 p.m. Grants and incentives 1 Responses

Where can I sell windows- Brand New, unopened?

...home does not buy or sell used materials, but if you're looking to buy or sell un-used building materials online or materials reclaimed from home renovations an...

Posted by Michael Parnell Sept. 9, 2020, 9:52 a.m. Recycled and Reclaimed Materials 1 Responses

Do I need ceiling fans if I have an HRV?

...home as well, certainly if it can be done during other renovations without great effort. An HRV does not provide the same amount of circulation as a ceiling fan...

Posted by S McIntyre April 2, 2019, 10:01 p.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

How do I get an assessment of heat loss for my home?

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Posted by jennifer jolly Jan. 13, 2021, 7:33 p.m. Grants and incentives 1 Responses

Can I spray foam insulate from the outside?

I bought an old timer home on Gibsons, BC and the siding needs replacing. I want to use the opportunity to seal up and insulate the wall cavity once exposed. I...

Posted by Kurt Klischuk June 6, 2019, 8:56 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

How do you insulate a 70s home with 2x4 walls that has fiber glass insulation?

...homes . Have a read over that to get some ideas and send us more details if you like and we can help come up with a solution - are you planning to strip it to t...

Posted by Mark Aussenegg Nov. 26, 2018, 6:49 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Do you have suggestion for non-toxic closet design company, or materials?

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Posted by Nicole Lucas Haimes Oct. 11, 2019, 10:51 p.m. Materials and resources 1 Responses

Can you put hemp insulation in an attic?

...home , and hemp is a natural and non-toxic insulation material that will protect the air quality in your home. We will have an order page coming soon, but for t...

Posted by Pamella Weatherly-Phillips Aug. 16, 2019, 11:49 a.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate rim joists with EPS and batts?

...home (35 yrs old). My basement wall construction is poured concrete foundation, then a full-home perimeter cripple wall, and then joist that sit atop of it on a...

Posted by Steve J July 18, 2019, 3:53 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate my basement?

...home or renovations Thar should provide all the answers you need, and feel free to ask a follow up question once you've read it over. And specifically to your...

Posted by Chris Rogers Oct. 27, 2019, 11:23 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

How do you fix high humidity levels in a basement?

...home is still high 50-65% . Furthermore, a contractor recommended installing an air purifying system, adding additional insulation in the attic and refinishin...

Posted by JR Tadinac Aug. 21, 2019, 11:26 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 3 Responses

How do you make an airtight house envelope?

...home to the airtight enough to meet the requirements of Passive House is not easy , especially with renovations. Taping rigid foam is not something I would rely...

Posted by Valeriy Kraydman Dec. 1, 2020, 2:52 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 1 Responses