Timber / Discussions

Can we make a well insulated timber frame home?

...timber frame house can’t be as well insulated and airtight as a stick frame house. Depending on the wall assembly and method of insulating you choose, a timber ...

Posted by Jeremy Sewall Feb. 18, 2021, 1:47 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

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

...timber frame home means you have a lot of options for insulating since the load is already being carried by the posts. So you can go with a number of wall assem...

Posted by Heath Jarrett March 10, 2020, 11:38 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 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 1 Responses

How do I close the gap from the exterior cladding overhang to the foundation?

...timber cladding and adding a further 100mm of insulation and installing new timber cladding on the outside, All around the base of the house is stone so the cla...

Posted by derek hill April 2, 2021, 1:05 p.m. Exterior cladding 0 Responses

What is the best underfloor insulation type for radiant floor heat?

Hi I am planning to retrofit our 1960s 3bed semi here in Ireland. We have a suspended timber floor and I intend to lay electric underfloor heating under lamina...

Posted by David Irwin July 12, 2020, 6:48 a.m. Heating and cooling 1 Responses

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

Hi: I am stripping a 150 yr old timber of its 3 layers of siding and re-insulating and leak-sealing the exposed cavities from the outside. I will be re-sheathi...

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

Preferred lumber type for framing. DF or YP

...Timber choices for Wood Frame Construction of Homes In your particular case, have you consulted with local building inspectors? There may be height restrictio...

Posted by Mike Thompson April 17, 2021, 12:12 p.m. Wood and organic materials 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

What's the best lumber for framing a house?

...timber is sometimes cheaper and I’ve used it, but only for a shed or as finishing wood . We have a page about wood for framing that may offer more insight than ...

Posted by Natalie Pierce Nov. 21, 2019, 8:26 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 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