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

...near future about innovative prefab kit homes that are LEED Certified and Passive House ‘ready’, in that they are of a quality that can meet those requirements....

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

Halo Exterra rigid exterior insulation - has anyone work with it?

...me of the risks and find the best way forward - The easiest way to insulate walls from the exterior in older homes But to speak to the products you mention ...

Posted by George Shannon Jan. 21, 2020, 3:39 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 9 Responses

How do I get rid of carpenter ants?

...me somewhere. The presence of a carpenter ant nest near your home and a couple inside does not necessarily mean that there will be an infestation inside your ...

Posted by Shawn B Nov. 14, 2017, 10:27 a.m. Pest control 1 Responses

What is the best material to use on top of plywood for water proofing?

...mend is the best material (durable, high quality) to use for Water Resistive Barrier on top of Plywood? I have heard mixed reviews on Zip Systems as something p...

Posted by Babak K July 27, 2020, 12:22 a.m. Air and vapour barriers 3 Responses

Where can I find building plans for an eco home?

...me would be an energy efficient home, so be sure to have a well-insulated building envelope . Here is link to our Green Home Building Guide , the Ecohome plan...

Posted by Derek Kittilsen Aug. 4, 2019, 12:09 p.m. Planning and Design 5 Responses

What are your thoughts on a Yurt for colder climates?

...near future, with smaller home options. For the moment the one model that I think may meet your needs is this Prefab tiny house that you can see on our french s...

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

Do you have building partners in BC?

...mes are not yet available out west unfortunately, but if you sign up as an Ecohome member (which is free and we don't spam endlessly or share addresses), you wi...

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

I want a 2 bedroom prefab house on land in Towson. How much?

...mes as well for decades and using many of the same methods you mention, and been involved with delivery and installation of prefabs, I can tell you first hand t...

Posted by Mukwae Wabei Siyolwe March 12, 2021, 6:02 p.m. Architecture and plan design 3 Responses

How well do Legalett slab on grade floor forms work?

...ment? What I mean here relates to the part above the foundation; i.e. the main house and garage construction. 8) Are there any homeowners we can speak to, for...

Posted by Steve Sykes Aug. 18, 2019, 3:21 p.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

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

...ment system. Looking for an environmentally friendly kit. Thanks. Tracey We are hoping to be able to deliver high performance prefab kit homes to the Southern U...

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

What is the CFM and operating temperature on air heated radiant floors?

...near Wausau, WI. I am looking at building a house approx. 1200 square feet with 14 ft high walls. How many BTUs are ub Legalett's smaller system and in the 8 lo...

Posted by martin skibba Feb. 28, 2021, 11:49 a.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 5 Responses

What should I be looking for in a heat recovery ventilator?

...meaning the percentage of heat recovered from exhaust air The decibel level of the unit to avoid noise pollution in homes if it is near living areas Motor e...

Posted by Adam Y. Dec. 11, 2017, 1:07 p.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

What are the options for radiant heat with a slab on grade?

...me right away that I wasn’t overly impressed with. Any company would be foolish not to highlight their advantages while at the same time making little mention o...

Posted by August Wehrmann Feb. 3, 2019, 6:52 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

Which type of hot water pipe insulation is best?

...mes? I have strong sensitivities to chemicals and its been hard to keep the air quality of my new build, so I don’t want to mess up on something small like this...

Posted by Cooper Dec. 11, 2017, 2:36 p.m. Plumbing and water heaters 1 Responses

Should we renovate or get a Prefab Kit house?

...mes shipped in the near future but we are looking at other suppliers to ramp up our production. What I would recommend is to join the Ecohome Network as a membe...

Posted by Ali Mackenzie Aug. 12, 2020, 7:44 p.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

Need roof repairs, insulation and new tin, are there grants available?

...me renovations is best searched by entering those terms and your state, provincial or local region. We have a list of green home energy efficiency home improvem...

Posted by Ghislaine Morin Aug. 27, 2020, 12:03 p.m. Grants and incentives 1 Responses

Can you use blown cellulose overtop of fiberglass insulation?

...me a little baffled so I’ve got no answers but a bunch of questions of my own First of all, which climate zone are you in? I’m assuming you’re somewhat north ...

Posted by E McKinney Feb. 3, 2021, 1 p.m. Architecture and plan design 2 Responses

How do you Insulate a 3 season cottage?

...me diamond lath metal mesh for prevention. Good luck Terry! Our three seaon 1,500 square foot cottage was built in 1978. There is a full unfinished basement. ...

Posted by Terry Skindilias April 23, 2019, 9:27 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 4 Responses