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Can you recommend an HVAC contractor in Vancouver?

I own my detached home in Vancouver. We have a natural gas boiler that heats water for hot water uses and the water that flows through floor pipes providing ra...

Posted by Jennifer Smith March 18, 2019, 5:58 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

how can I find diy green roof supplies in the Vancouver area?

Would like to put a green roof on our existing garage, its approx 70 years old. Where can we get materials to b iuld like to do it ourselves?

Posted by Rachel Riding April 13, 2020, 12:15 p.m. Roof coverings 0 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a crawlspace to keep humidity down and stop odors?

...Vancouver Island Unfinished crawlspaces really are a source of moisture and mold , that’s why its so important to keep the damp down to mitigate heat loss but a...

Posted by Dave Bell Oct. 24, 2019, 3:57 p.m. Crawl spaces 3 Responses

What is the cost of a Net Zero House?

...Vancouver I would recommend looking into a Vancouver company called Lane Fab Design Build, even if they aren't close enough to build it for you they can help yo...

Posted by SD Holman May 19, 2018, 3:14 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 4 Responses

How do you best use polyiso insulation in a basement?

...Vancouver island, Canada. Below grade 8’ total height, (2’ above grade, 6’below). Polyiso tightly butted together but not taped & in direct contact with/held ...

Posted by Iain Matheson Jan. 24, 2020, 7:45 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Can you use polyiso insulation on the exterior of a wall behind cedar siding on the west coast?

...Vancouver? Where exactly are you located? You can read all about Polyiso and other rigid insulation panels here – Rigid insulation panels, how to choose the b...

Posted by Iain Matheson Jan. 28, 2020, 10:38 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Does using T & G wood plank instead of drywall affect where we put the vapor & air barrier?

...Vancouver Island. We definitely want to avoid using 6 mil poly anywhere in our home. We are wondering if vapour barrier paint would be acceptable to the local b...

Posted by Sue Colbourne Nov. 9, 2019, 6:16 p.m. Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces 3 Responses

How much does it cost to build a house by square foot?

...Vancouver for example, than when you build out of expensive urban cores. With all that out of the way, for a very general idea, you are probably looking at $2...

Posted by Mike D Sept. 5, 2017, 4:12 p.m. Concept and design 1 Responses