Renovations / Discussions

How do I apply for a grant to do renovations to my home?

i need new windows , insulation and exterior work done, my home is very cold To find and apply for energy efficiency home renovation grants, tax breaks and fin...

Posted by Debbie Brown June 20, 2021, 5:58 p.m. Grants and incentives 3 Responses

For a first time buyer where do you start with renovations?

...renovations in general, how to find reliable gren home builders builders , and this one - top tips for staying on budget with home renovations Once you’ve bee...

Posted by Joanne Geall Aug. 19, 2020, 3:14 p.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses

How do I apply for the Canada grant to get renovations done?

...renovations and upgrades qualify for grants, see the pages below – What is offered in the Canada Greener Homes Grant 2021 Canada Greener Homes Grant 2021 - ...

Posted by Debbie Brown Sept. 7, 2021, 11:52 a.m. Grants and incentives 1 Responses

Is it better to insulate the inside of a house or outside during renovations? And which insulation is best?

We bought a 3 bedroom house on a slab 5 years ago! We soon realized that the insulation is little to non existent! The attic has batt insulation but the walls ...

Posted by Andy Sellers Dec. 7, 2021, 12:42 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Improving the efficiency of a home built in 1978 during renovations, do I need an HRV?

...renovations – The easiest way to insulate walls from the exterior in older homes Here are our top 10 energy-saving home improvement tips with the greatest r...

Posted by joe cruikshank Feb. 8, 2020, 12:08 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

What are the HRV or ERV options for 40-yr 2-storey 2000 sq ft home?

...renovations, though I can’t guarantee how much it will cost. First though, you need to realize that rely on opening a window for fresh air will in the long ru...

Posted by T Newell July 17, 2020, 1:59 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

Where can I find green house builder in Loma Linda Ca?

...renovations We don’t currently have a directory of green builders to offer unfortunately, but this page can help you I think - Tips for finding a reliable gre...

Posted by Yasmeen Zahid July 2, 2020, 1:59 p.m. How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals 1 Responses

For home renovation, is it better to install insulation on the inside or outside?

Hi, I have a 1955 red all brick bungalow. the interior walls are a very thick plaster board (maybe 1" or more thick). I want to take the walls down to the stud...

Posted by Neil Richardson Jan. 29, 2019, 4:09 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the best way to make a row house in Montreal Quebec more energy efficient?

...renovations. How would you approach the heating/cooling of this house? I should have two heating sources, I've heard. Some options: -Mr. Slim ductless sys...

Posted by Elizabeth Brown Feb. 26, 2019, 9:09 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

Where would I apply for interest free loan?

...renovations and green home construction And other than that I would try searching the web for banks in your region to see what is offered. I'm guessing the ...

Posted by Pat Morrison Aug. 31, 2020, 9:18 a.m. Grants and incentives 3 Responses

Do I need ceiling fans if I have an HRV?

...renovations without great effort. An HRV does not provide the same amount of circulation as a ceiling fan does, and without one, warm air will still collect up ...

Posted by S McIntyre April 2, 2019, 10:01 p.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

Where can I sell windows- Brand New, unopened?

...renovations and demolitions, this page will give you some good ideas on how to find that market place - Where to buy and sell used building materials

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

Can you put hemp insulation in an attic?

I need to pull the cellulose from the attic, I have a radiant barrier on the attic ceiling and floor. I am removing the cellulose, but what non toxic insulatio...

Posted by Pamella Weatherly-Phillips Aug. 16, 2019, 11:49 a.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Can I spray foam insulate from the outside?

I bought an old timer home on Gibsons, BC and the siding needs replacing. I want to use the opportunity to seal up and insulate the wall cavity once exposed. I...

Posted by Kurt Klischuk June 6, 2019, 8:56 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

Is Blum hardware LBC compliant or free of Red List components?

I can find no information on this online and Blum seems to be vague about it also. Any assistance would be appreciated. That is a great question, and so far we...

Posted by Phil Lipton Aug. 27, 2019, 10:45 a.m. Kitchens 2 Responses

Is it not structurally dangerous to smash a concrete floor for a drain?

...renovations The concrete we suggest removing is just the floor, and is only about 3-4 inches thick of concrete so it is not that difficult to smash and remove...

Posted by t b March 2, 2021, 3:18 p.m. Waterproofing and drainage 2 Responses

What is the best way to insulate rim joists with EPS and batts?

I'm trying to insulate Rim joists /cripple walls in basements have read about three methods using EPS & batt with slightly different orders. Plan to insulate c...

Posted by Steve J July 18, 2019, 3:53 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Do you have suggestion for non-toxic closet design company, or materials?


Posted by Nicole Lucas Haimes Oct. 11, 2019, 10:51 p.m. Materials and resources 1 Responses