Recycled materials / Discussions

What is the most cost effective way to build a rain screen wall assembly?

...materials. With the cost of materials all over the place lately we are going to do a lot of research on this to make the right choices. Typically we have been...

Posted by Jess Glowacki June 22, 2021, 7:55 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 0 Responses

How to sell an item? I have 2 cans of unused deck paint...

...materials, but check this page for tips on how and where you can find local used building materials online and sell your leftover stock. Where to buy and sell...

Posted by Ashleigh Franklin Dec. 2, 2020, 1:43 p.m. Recycled and Reclaimed Materials 1 Responses

how do I list an item for sale?

how to list an item for sale To buy and sell used buildling materials online, see here. The Ecohome network does not currently have a forum of our own for buyi...

Posted by Kathryn Andries Nov. 20, 2021, 11:01 a.m. Recycled and Reclaimed Materials 1 Responses

Do you buy leftover lumber?

...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 I hope...

Posted by Marty Clinton Sept. 23, 2020, 2:35 p.m. Recycled and Reclaimed Materials 1 Responses

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

...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 places that w...

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

How do I sell my construction materials?

...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 I hope ...

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

Where can I sell windows- Brand New, unopened?

...materials, but if you're looking to buy or sell un-used building materials online or materials reclaimed from home renovations and demolitions, this page will g...

Posted by Michael Parnell Sept. 9, 2020, 9:52 a.m. Recycled and Reclaimed Materials 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

Where can I donate all my construction tools/supplies?

...materials online . You could even make a whole bunch of friends in your neighbourhood if you hand them out as needed. Sorry we don’t have a more solid solution ...

Posted by Sam Djam Nov. 30, 2020, 3:54 p.m. Recycled and Reclaimed Materials 1 Responses

What is the most efficient passive home design?

...materials with low-embodied energy. Different insulation materials will have different R values per inch - which affects the energy required to operate a Passiv...

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

What is the best material to use for wall and roof insulation?

...materials with lower carbon footprints, high recycled content, reduced chemical content, etc. In our last couple of builds we have used mineral wool insulation ...

Posted by Babak K July 12, 2020, 8:43 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Can you add external insulation to a brick home?

...materials since most paints will traps moisture, and in a cold climate like Chicago, the freeze / thaw cycle can cause them to crack. So insulating the exterior...

Posted by Rachel Kaiser April 2, 2020, 9:11 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

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

We are interested in the steel panel cladding on your Prefab house. Is it from a local supplier? Is there anyone who sells recycled metal cladding? Great q...

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

What type of insulation should I use ?

...materials have different characteristics and different ideal applications . You can find all you need to know on this page which lists the pros and cons and app...

Posted by Dawn Wood Feb. 5, 2021, 12:02 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

What is the best wall design for cold climates?

...recycled newsprint) , you can read more about the LEED Platinum prefab kit house here . I would also suggest you go through our building guide as you will find ...

Posted by Jeremy Hull Jan. 20, 2021, 10:21 a.m. Concept and design 1 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 so...

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?

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

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

Should I install a poly moisture barrier before the rigid foam board against a basement wall?

...materials: 6 mil Poly against the wall for moisture and radon protection, 2" rigid XPS foam board insulation held in place with the special plastic pegs (since ...

Posted by DONandCATHY Crenna Dec. 14, 2020, 2:21 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses