Kit / Discussions

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

Where can I get steel cladding like on your prefab house?

...kit house is manufactured in Quebec , so if you're nearby then we may be able to help you out. Otherwise I would propose you try a google search with 'metal cla...

Posted by Flower Lunn March 1, 2020, 2:27 p.m. Walls and Roofs 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

Do you have an engineer directory for slab on grade designers?

...kits come with stamped engineering drawings along with custom detailed strep by step instructions for assembly. We can provide you with a quote, if so send your...

Posted by Paul Giusto Dec. 30, 2019, 8:12 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

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

...kit home delivered instead of doing a site build if you can't find a suitable general contractor. But even more important than the builder would be the designer...

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

When using larsen trussees, what is the maximum spacing between TJIs

...kit home has offset studs and 15 inch deep cavities. My concern with doing 4 foot spacing would be that it might be difficult to have a solid and straight ext...

Posted by Steve Outlet March 6, 2020, 12:39 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 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

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

How do you choose between a basement or slab on grade?

Hi, my apologies if this question has already been answered or has any glaring misconceptions. I've only recently begun my journey into building my first home ...

Posted by A. Delmas May 21, 2020, 8:59 p.m. Foundation choices 1 Responses

What do you think about SIP framing system?

...kit houses here . So why don’t you check these pages over and see if anything resonates, and feel free to come back with more questions. Thank you so much for y...

Posted by Nadia Mehan July 24, 2020, 3:29 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 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 3 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

What flooring options work with a passive solar design?

...kit house seated on a solar air heated floor with a polished concrete slab . High-performance prefab homes tend to be more affordable than site-built homes, and...

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

How do you create a slab on grade on a slope?

...kit (with optional air heating) could accomodate the footings for poles, I'm not certain - so I'd suggest asking the friendly team at Legalett who engineered ou...

Posted by Adrienne Rayna June 30, 2020, 3:58 p.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 3 Responses