Wakefield / Discussions

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

...Wakefield QC with a formaldehyde-free UV treated plywood called PureBond from Columbia forest production, try that out. If you are looking for a box store sol...

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

Where would I go for guidance on structural design of footings that sit on top of high-density insulation?

...Wakefield, QC, we entrusted Legalett to supply a pre-engineered insulated slab form kit - (see details here)

Posted by Douglas Bennion July 31, 2019, 4:34 p.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

Can you elevate a slab on grade foundation?

I'm building a home up north in Parry Sound, Ontario next year. I'd like a slab foundation raised three feet above the ground level. I'd like to have a wrap ar...

Posted by Raoul Lions July 27, 2019, 2:47 p.m. Slab on Grade 4 Responses

What options are there for pre fab Passive House kit designs?

...Wakefield House) is a kit home, and we placed it on a solar air heated slab as well, so if you're looking to knock it out of the park on passive and active sola...

Posted by Kim MacKay Dec. 27, 2019, 3:12 p.m. Planning and Design 1 Responses

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

...Wakefield, QC We love the cladding that you have done on the S1600 prefab kit (we went to see Emmanuel Cosgrove's). There are many things that we liked about ...

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

Is there an update on your demo house solar air heater?

Have you collected enough data since completing the latest demo home with the pre fab house on a Legalett air heated slab foundation to do an analysis of its e...

Posted by dean c Oct. 24, 2020, 2 p.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

Looking to build a small home as eco as possible, where do we start?

...Wakefield, QC it is about the size you mention so it may be worth considering, and being nearby you could go have a look at it. It is an extremely efficient pre...

Posted by Jennifer Bisson July 12, 2019, 12:12 p.m. Planning and Design 2 Responses

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

...Wakefield, Quebec, it is from a prefab slab-on-grade form kit . The manufacturer (Legalett) has over 2 million square feet installed in North America and they h...

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

Can you jack up a cottage and build a slab on grade underneath it?

...Wakefield, QC. Thanks for your response and the link to get a quote. Yes, I understood that the house has to be much higher during the construction phase. I've ...

Posted by William Rae June 6, 2021, 12:23 p.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

What are the factors I should consider for choosing between a slab on grade and basement?

...Wakefield demo house is), it can often come out cheaper (read more about building on poor quality soil here ).

Posted by Shaun B April 2, 2019, 6:35 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses