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

...kit houses soon, and there is a sign up on that page for more info on prefab kit homes, with that you would get a notice as soon as we have more to offer. Hope ...

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?

I am preparing to build a 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 assistan...

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?

...kit houses . Some of these manufacturers of prefab homes offer design services for a fee, so you can make modifications to suit your lifestyle. Smaller homes ar...

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

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

...kit home with a solar air heated floor to provide most of the heat, and we included a ductless heat pump on the second floor. We used the CS11M model from Direc...

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

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

...kit, or you can have one designed by an engineer and build it yourself (with your army of helpers) Keep in mind, depending on site conditions an soft costs suc...

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?

...kit, below is an image of a Passive House slab under construction with 14 inches of seamless insulation on the exterior and 12 inches below the slab. Note where...

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

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 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

Where can I find building plans for an eco home?

...kit homes available that may meet your needs, other than that we would recommend you look through our building guide pages to learn high performance building te...

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

Where would I go for guidance on structural design of footings that sit on top of high-density insulation?

...kit - (see details here)

Posted by Douglas Bennion July 31, 2019, 4:34 p.m. Foundations and Basements 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

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

...kit . The manufacturer (Legalett) has over 2 million square feet installed in North America and they have never been refused a permit. Here are a few pages th...

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

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

...kit homes . We hope that helps, good luck John!

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

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

...Kit Air heated floor Thickened-edge slab-on-grade technical guide

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

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

...kit with the air heated radiant floors is intended for new home construction, though you could raise a house and build a basement with one. So – on the off ch...

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

Should I test my home for radon gas?

...kits (and I've no affiliation with this seller). Studies I've seen suggest that Radon is a bigger problem than we rea...

Posted by Mary Anne S March 5, 2019, 7:46 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 4 Responses

Can I use a solar thermal water heater to heat my pool in the summer and the floor of the garage that I am going to build?

...Kit - Slab on Grade for LEED, Passive, ZNE Heating a Swimming Pool: Top 10 cost efficient & Eco-friendly ways to heat pools All about Natural Swimmi...

Posted by Bill Loucks Oct. 5, 2019, 9:48 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses