Timber frame / Discussions

What ext. wall assembly is recommend for a timber frame house (heavy timber)?

The building will be in U.S. climate zone 4. 60 inches of annual rain. Hot and very dry summers. Since it is wildfire prone, fire resistance is needed. Simple ...

Posted by Heath Jarrett March 10, 2020, 11:38 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 0 Responses

Combo structural sheathing, WRB and thin insulation panel in Ontario?

...timber-frame with non-standard (or non-existant) stud-spacing, I am also wondering if these panels are meant specifically for new construction with 16" OC and i...

Posted by Steve Bull Jan. 14, 2020, 6:06 p.m. Walls and Roofs 3 Responses

Is cross laminated lumber to heavy to frame a cantilevered room?

I have a 540 sq ft room that needs new framing, insallation, interior and exterior walls. Termites and woodrot have eaten the exterior walls posts and beams. A...

Posted by Teresa Pfiffner May 20, 2020, 7:43 p.m. Wood and organic materials 0 Responses

Where can I buy green home building plans and blue prints?

...timber frame and sip design.

Posted by Moyra Francis Oct. 25, 2019, 5:55 p.m. Concept and design 2 Responses

What are your thoughts on using large flax straw bales (4x4) to build in Saskatchewan?

...timber-framed (mortise and tenon) design in terms of performance per cost? And how might these construction types compare to the wall design of something like t...

Posted by Al Birchard Nov. 11, 2019, 12:56 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 3 Responses

How do you insulate a ceiling and finish it on the inside with wood?

...timber frame ceiling at least, which would give you room to insulate between the purlins or rafters. The remaining questions I'd have would be if there is an ai...

Posted by antonija klotz Oct. 20, 2019, 7:31 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Is There a Difference Between an Air Barrier and vapor barrier?

...timber frame? What is the interior ceiling surface, wood or drywall? Is there a poly vapour barrier? What type of insulation does it have, about how much, and i...

Posted by Sherri Mccormick Aug. 17, 2018, 3:24 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 3 Responses