Recycled building materials / Discussions

Do you buy used building materials if they are in good condition?

...building materials, even if you only get a few bucks for them it's better than sending them to a landfill. Check out the page below, it has a list of a few plac...

Posted by Cheryl Nicholson Sept. 5, 2018, 7:03 p.m. Recycled and Reclaimed Materials 1 Responses

How do I sell my construction materials?

...building materials online, the following page can help you figure out how and were you can do that regionally - Where to buy and sell used building materials ...

Posted by Eshwari Chauke April 20, 2020, 3:04 a.m. Recycled and Reclaimed Materials 2 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a home from the outside?

...materials or cost comparisons? There are a variety of products and techniques, I’m glad you found our relevant pages but I will still go over some general infor...

Posted by Sylvie Gagnon Dec. 12, 2017, 11:58 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What materials should I use for a small plumbing job?

...materials, manufacturing and transportation of finished products. Both are made of recycled materials. So, the difference is mostly about ease and speed of inst...

Posted by H Davis Nov. 28, 2017, 1:30 p.m. Hot water 1 Responses

What is the most efficient passive home design?

...recycled and reclaimed building materials, but Passive House certification has so far not made that a concern at all unfortunately. PH focusses on the energy re...

Posted by Peter Riley Jan. 29, 2020, 9:01 p.m. Passive House 1 Responses

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

...building materials Hi Thank you for responding to my question. We are in Wakefield, QC We love the cladding that you have done on the S1600 prefab kit (we wen...

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

What is the best foam board insulation under drywall

...recycled content, it handles incidental moisture far better than fiberglass insulation, it has a higher R value per inch than fiberglass and it’s a good for sou...

Posted by Wesley Pracht Jan. 11, 2020, 8:10 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

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

...building materials such as zero VOC paints and finishes, formaldehyde-free plywood for cabinetry, recycled quartz counters etc. If you have chemical sensitivi...

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