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Where can I purchase non-toxic interior wall panels near Laval, Quebec?

...ments are built wrong unfortunately and end up rotten and moldy sometimes in a few short years, that would be the most toxic wall I can think of. For formaldehy...

Posted by Louise Goulet Nov. 30, 2019, 1:14 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Are their grants in my area?

...mely old house and we are loosing lots of heat!

Posted by Shannon Hutchison Jan. 29, 2021, 10:30 a.m. Grants and incentives 0 Responses

Looking for trusted architect in Ottawa

...me in Osgoode outside of Ottawa and I am wondering if you can recommend someone to design a home for us? We are looking for someone who is innovative and creati...

Posted by Danna Lambert July 28, 2021, 7:39 a.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

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

...meone give me step by step info?

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

Are these prefab kit homes available outside Eastern Canada and US?

...me a member of Ecohome for free , we don’t spam our members and we do not trade email lists. This way you will see in a news letter any updates on the availabil...

Posted by Phil Pooler June 6, 2020, 5:45 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

Is there a 1500 sq ft eco-type home for Oro Medonte area in Ontario?.

...me answer - We do kit houses close to that size, and some are able to be modified a bit. We should also have more prefab kit house models to choose from soon, b...

Posted by Sean H March 17, 2021, 10:12 p.m. Architecture and plan design 2 Responses

What does it take to get a water heater air-conditioner and heater mini-split?

...me is fairly compact, extremely well-insulated and airtight, it likely wouldn’t cool your home anywhere near enough to be a viable alternative to a mini split h...

Posted by Réal Paquin May 28, 2020, 12:44 p.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses

Are slab on grade foundations cheaper than a basement?

...ments properly is more expensive than the way most basements are built (ie: doomed to fail) so the problem off the bat is that most basement advocates are build...

Posted by Jason Nov. 21, 2019, 4:12 p.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 1 Responses

What’s the best option for buying a prefab house in Montana?

...med is to Join the Ecohome Network as a free member and you will get a newsletter notice as soon as we have more available. Hope that helps!

Posted by Jennifer Curtis Jan. 18, 2021, 7:43 a.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

How much insulation do you need for a Basement floor in an ICF home?

...ment floor . The minimal levels of insulation required to meet building code amount to significant energy loss and needlessly consume homeowners money as well. ...

Posted by Gary Abbott Nov. 23, 2020, 1:36 p.m. Basements 1 Responses

Where can we buy hurricane proof prefab homes in Florida?

...mes on the property. Can you suggest a company in South West Florida near Sarrasota Fl that might have some options for us to see? Thanks Christopher Costas W...

Posted by Christopher Costas April 29, 2021, 3:21 a.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

My door lock keeps freezing to the point I can’t open it, any idea why this would happen?

...me (3 years) that is extremely well-insulated and airtight house that had a blower door with results near 1 ACH. I am thrilled with it in every way except that ...

Posted by AJ Nov. 13, 2016, 1:15 p.m. Walls and Roofs 2 Responses

Can you help me decide between a foundation, slab on grade and crawlspace?

...me advice to help alleviate your concerns. In the meantime, here are some potential problems and solutions that your parents or others may have had with a poorl...

Posted by David Davenport Nov. 26, 2018, 12:57 a.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 1 Responses

Should I install two small electric hot water heaters - ones or big one?

I am building a house (super insulated) that has me considering using two smaller water heaters vs. one larger one. Our house will be slab on grade, with the 4...

Posted by Shaun B June 28, 2019, 2:14 p.m. Hot water 2 Responses

What's the best lumber for framing a house?

...me Depot , but was this someone peddling homemade framing lumber from the back of his barn? Did it come with a complimentary basket of carrots or load of manure...

Posted by Natalie Pierce Nov. 21, 2019, 8:26 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

Can a solar thermal air system be coupled to an HRV for heating incoming fresh air?

...metimes applied to help achieve Passive House certification . It is a matter of laying a tube around the perimeter of the home (below frost-depth, or below the ...

Posted by Brian Billings March 21, 2019, 2:53 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses

How do you insulate concrete basement walls and avoid mould?

...ment walls. Then the stud framing goes on. Then additional bats or Rock Wool boards installed between the frame stuctures. I do not want to finish the basement ...

Posted by William Hunter Feb. 22, 2021, 11:40 a.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

Can you insulate a concrete block basement walls with only rockwool?

...me is the mention of it being an inch away from the wall, along with you saying you weren’t going to seal the wall. If you have a waterproof membrane against th...

Posted by Aarne Valikangas Jan. 1, 2021, 9:22 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses