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What are the best windows for replacement in a basement?

...indow replacement in a basement?

Posted by Chrystele Chevallier-g May 21, 2020, 12:30 p.m. Windows and doors 0 Responses

Which exterior insulation is best to create at thermal break in an bungalow in Alberta?

...ing temperatures on the main floor in the corners of the house. We plan to replace the single pane wood frame windows when updating the outside of our home. Loc...

Posted by Rebekah Barnes Jan. 17, 2020, 10:07 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do you lower high radon levels in a basement?

...ing mandatory in many regional building codes, and the can be installed afterwards in some situations, but it really depends on your specific level of finishing...

Posted by Uma Parekh May 22, 2020, 11:54 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

How do you get rid of mold in a bathroom?

...ing the mold on the ceiling is tough to determine, is it a slopped ceiling? Could condensation from the skylight be running down and across the ceiling? Again, ...

Posted by Sara Oct. 28, 2017, 9:50 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

What do you think of insulated T Studs in Canada?

...insulated header above window and doors which is often a weak point of a House. The install of electrical and plumbing is also interesting as they just stab it ...

Posted by Lee Watt June 3, 2019, 10:57 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

How do you fix high humidity levels in a basement?

...installing an air purifying system, adding additional insulation in the attic and refinishing the walls in the basement to reduce humidity and coldness in my ho...

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

Can you recommend an HVAC contractor in Vancouver?

...ing radiant heating. The floor heating is the only space heating we have. I would like to replace this natural gas system with a heat pump system. I have se...

Posted by Jennifer Smith March 18, 2019, 5:58 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

Do you have building partners in BC?

...ing of value in their water system but we would recommend omitting anything in terms building an attached greenhouse and using the water there. Our prefab kit...

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

How should I insulate basement Walls in climate zone 5?

...ine? I wouldn't go so far as saying it was a 'terrible' idea, but I don't think it will do what you hope it will. A 3-inch cavity wouldn't help it dry out in an...

Posted by Chad Johnson March 25, 2019, 8:33 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

We want to build a solarium in Ontario, what do you think of heating it with a radiant floor and wood stove?

...inter comfort, but please go into this with eyes wide open knowing that building an 800-1000 square foot glass box in a Canadian winter if going to need an awfu...

Posted by Deanna Zavattin-Tortolo Feb. 18, 2020, 10:51 p.m. Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums 1 Responses

Where can I buy a tiny house and plot of land to put it in a tiny house community near Seattle?

...ing to buy a tiny house and plot of land to put it in a tiny house community in the greater Seattle area, but don't see online where to do all this or how to st...

Posted by Marc von Borstel May 19, 2020, 10:19 p.m. Tiny house 0 Responses

Do you sell and ship kits in the southwest United States?

...ing land for an off grid cabin in Flagstaff arizona, 8200 feet elevation so it gets a good amount of snow. Flat buildng lot. Will be on solar, septic and hauled...

Posted by Tracey Locke May 31, 2020, 12:57 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

Is there a minimum build size for new homes in Quebec?

...in the Laurentians it is minimun of 60 m2 of a footprint. They told us that a covered screened in porch will count for the surface area. Cheers.

Posted by Heidi Conrod May 29, 2020, 6:41 p.m. Planning and Design 1 Responses

Which of the passive home prefab kits are available in Quebec?

...ing performance and design. Most models also come with some ability on the part of homeowners to make minor modifications to existing plans in order to customiz...

Posted by Shawna Dunbar June 16, 2020, 3:51 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

How do you prevent walls from rotting in humid climates?

...ind driven rain from that side then it would definitely increase the risk of moisture damage when building in a wet region like yours. There may also be trees o...

Posted by Rose Alderson Nov. 5, 2018, 4:34 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

How do you do a vapor barrier in a dense pack cellulose wall?

...innovation in the injected cellulose industry that makes the netting unnecessary at this point. There are new cellulose guns on the market that suck in air as t...

Posted by Ian MacKay July 26, 2018, 2:48 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 4 Responses

Would you recommend Legalett over water radiant floor heat for a backyard studio in Toronto?

...in regards to permitting, because they provide stamped engineering documents as well as installation directions. Having that in-hand may help you jump through h...

Posted by Christine Pountney May 2, 2019, 1:22 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

What is the best way to make a row house in Montreal Quebec more energy efficient?

...in winter and cooler in summer. After that, I would look to fit light coloured blinds or curtains if you've any large south facing older windows - and if it's...

Posted by Elizabeth Brown Feb. 26, 2019, 9:09 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses