Recycled / Discussions

Where can you find a grey water recycling system for our washing machine?

We are looking for a grey water recycling system intigration to our washing machine system to be install at our complex. Such installation and intigration will...

Posted by Sameep Shirodkar June 7, 2020, 10:06 a.m. Greywater Recycling 1 Responses

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

...recycled metal cladding? Great questions, but where are you located? The S1600 prefab kit house is manufactured in Quebec , so if you're nearby then we may ...

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

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

I have 2 windows and a door, all with framed transoms. We are renovating and would like to sell them. (Cheap). Just need to remove them from my garage, no spac...

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

Where can I sell windows- Brand New, unopened?

I am in the process of a major addition and inspector changed his mind on my orig windows. I have 2 Pinnacle 2638/44, 6-lite eyebrow (swing out) that I would l...

Posted by Michael Parnell Sept. 9, 2020, 9:52 a.m. Recycled and Reclaimed Materials 1 Responses

How do I sell my construction materials?

i have a huge amount of woods and plats used in construction sites There is a growing market for buying and selling used building materials online, the followi...

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

Do you buy leftover lumber?

3/4 inch plywood - 2x4s ,2x6s different lengths. (yellow pine)÷ There is a growing market for buying and selling used building materials online , the following...

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

What is the best way to seal around windows?

...recycled, but also that it handles exposure to moisture well. I would suggest you pull out any thing that is currently in there, Crickets etc :). Then install...

Posted by Bryan Squirrell Oct. 8, 2019, 8:53 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

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

...recycled stone dust), as it lets moisture pass through freely and isn’t harmed by it or even bulk water. EPS foam would be my second choice, thicker is better f...

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

Can you spray foam a house from the outside?

...recycled material that acts as carbon storage , it also means that when the house reaches the end of it's functional life, the wood framing members will be able...

Posted by Joan Lawrence July 11, 2019, 7:17 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

What is the best septic system if we plan on using the hydraloop

...recycled, minimise the water comsuption and reduce the inpact of our septic bed, hopefully, we can have just one bed for all the cottages to reduce costs as wel...

Posted by Genevieve Brunet Sept. 9, 2020, 9:16 p.m. Greywater Recycling 2 Responses

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

...recycled quartz counters etc. If you have chemical sensitivities then your foundation isn't likely the biggest concern (though as mentioned we don' like the i...

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

Are mice droppings and urine toxic?

...recycled stone dust, that would be our preference.

Posted by JT Nov. 14, 2017, 4:49 p.m. Pest control 1 Responses

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

...recycled content, reduced chemical content, etc. In our last couple of builds we have used mineral wool insulation (common brand association being Rockwool form...

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

Spray Foam for basements, which of the different types are best environmentally?

...recycled. So, we love the new blowing agents, but we still limit the applications we recommend it for due to the inability to re-use or recycle it.

Posted by Rose Adams Jan. 9, 2020, 9:33 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Can you add external insulation to a brick home?

...recycled mineral wool rigid insulation , read more here – The difference between Polyiso, EPS & XPS Foam Insulation & Styrofoam Rockwool isn’t harmed by moi...

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

What is the best way to reduce humidity in a basement?

...recycled content’ label, as they can contain post-consumer plastics from electronic equipment such as computers. Phthalates in vinyl flooring are toxic to both ...

Posted by Robert J. Pierson Oct. 17, 2019, 10:45 p.m. Basements improvements 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 so...

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