Kit house / Discussions

What options are there for pre fab Passive House kit designs?

...House ready prefab kit house s, these are available in your area. The LEED Platinum Kenogami house is an exceptional build and was our first demo house, but t...

Posted by Kim MacKay Dec. 27, 2019, 3:12 p.m. Planning and Design 1 Responses

Slab on Grade for House in Grand Rapids MI - Can I get Prefab form kits & Assistance easily?

...house in Grand Rapids MI and believe a slab on grade foundation is best suited. do you work here or can you supply a kit and assistance to a local builder? The ...

Posted by Greg Hooks Nov. 20, 2019, 3:35 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Where can I buy green home building plans and blue prints?

...house in New Brunswick. We don't have green home plans to offer sorry, but you should check out our prefab LEED and Passive House ready kit houses . Some of the...

Posted by Moyra Francis Oct. 25, 2019, 5:55 p.m. Concept and design 2 Responses

Can you do an update on Ecohome’s new demo house?

...house, did Legalett also build the Solar Air Panels to ensure a continuation of its closed loop system? In the last article about this latest demo house, it w...

Posted by dean c Oct. 16, 2019, 2:04 a.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

Where can I find building plans for an eco home?

...House and LEED certified prefab kit homes available that may meet your needs, other than that we would recommend you look through our building guide pages to le...

Posted by Derek Kittilsen Aug. 4, 2019, 12:09 p.m. Planning and Design 1 Responses

Are there any updates on the progress of the second demonstration house?

...kit here as well as the radiant tubing. Watch for more on the Wakefield House coming soon! Best regards, Mike Thanks for the reply. I noticed this new demo hous...

Posted by dean c April 30, 2019, 7:58 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 2 Responses

Where do I start to build a small, affordable, low-maintenance house?

...house, here are a few links to check out: How to Build Tiny Houses on Wheels for Cold Climates Are Tiny Houses Good for the Environment? If you are lo...

Posted by Ocean-Lynn Georgelin Oct. 22, 2019, 11:40 p.m. Concept and design 2 Responses

Can you elevate a slab on grade foundation?

...House performance with you home then you may want to look into such a kit, below is an image of a Passive House slab under construction with 14 inches of seamle...

Posted by Raoul Lions July 27, 2019, 2:47 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Air source heat pumps: Which brand has the best performance?

...House high-efficiency zero net energy homes - video In our 2015 demo house build ( the LEED V4 Platinum Edelweiss House ) we used the Mitsubishi Mr. Slim Mini...

Posted by Mike Brigham Jan. 22, 2020, 9:25 a.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses

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

...kit houses for sure, especially those that meet LEED or Passive house performance levels . As for the one that you mentioned, nothing stands out as being part...

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

What is the best way to build a slab on grade on bedrock?

...kit. You have other option to raft construction.check iso-slab is structural insulated slab kit,cheaper and easiest option to raft kit.

Posted by peter owen Oct. 31, 2019, 3:33 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

What are your thoughts on a Yurt for colder climates?

...kit house is an option that may be worth exploring, have a look at this page– LEED Platinum prefab kit homes The model on that page is larger than you would...

Posted by Lexy Cara Jan. 23, 2020, 1:39 p.m. Tiny house 1 Responses

What is the right amount of insulation for a house?

...house while the super insulated house cost more per month due to the added up front building cost. I'd like to aim for the better built house with instant payba...

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

Is a vapor barrier necessary under a concrete slab with foam insulation and if so, where does go?

...kit called Legalett , and they don't install vapour barriers ever unless for radon gas prevention or to achieve Passive House certification . All that to say, 4...

Posted by Grady 22 Aug. 17, 2019, 12:19 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 3 Responses

Can you replace an old slab foundation with an air heated slab?

...house and pour a new slab under it, unless of course I’m missing something here. The raft slab insulated slab on grade kit with the air heated radiant floors is...

Posted by Mike Molloy Nov. 7, 2019, 8:44 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

What's the difference between a slab on grade and a monolithic foundation?

...kit, what sort of product are you looking at? Some are for monolithic slabs and some are not. If it is a full kit with exterior edge insulation and sub-slab fla...

Posted by Ronaldo Johnitas Dec. 10, 2019, 6:12 a.m. Slab on Grade 4 Responses

What is the best option for building our next resilient home?

...House , our LEED Platinum Kenogami House , and our newest demo house in Wakefield QC has a feature that may be of interest, we installed a solar air heated floo...

Posted by John Bae Aug. 27, 2019, 3:55 p.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses

Can you help me choose between a slab on grade and pressure treated wood foundation?

...house in Wakefield, Quebec, it is from a slab-on-grade kit . The manufacturer (Legalett) has over 2 million square feet installed in North America and they have...

Posted by Margot Simonot May 20, 2019, midnight Slab on Grade 1 Responses