Wall assemblies / Discussions

What is your experience and thoughts on pre-fab wall assemblies?

...wall construction methods like ICF, Double stud wall, and pre-built wall assemblies. What can you tell me about your experience with pre-built assemblies? Are t...

Posted by Shaun B Nov. 12, 2019, 4:16 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 2 Responses

How can I insulate an interior back wall that is NOW an exterior back wall?

...wall to the building is letting in cold air. I need to insulate the building. When renovating exterior walls you need to observe the normal practices for wall a...

Posted by Sabrina Ross Sept. 21, 2020, 10:55 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Are straw bale SIPS being made and sold in Canada? Are they accepted?

Can I source a supply. There is one company in the UK that is producing Straw bale SIPs, and there was one Ontario company producing Straw bale SIPs has since ...

Posted by Martin Stone May 29, 2021, 8:26 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 2 Responses

What is the best wall for a house by the sea in New Brunswick?

The house will be subject to strong winds and rain, and a high level of humidity (often 100%). We have now installed a air heating floor (Legallet), the roof i...

Posted by Nathalie Lacaille Jan. 6, 2021, 9:36 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 0 Responses

Can we make a well insulated timber frame home?

...walls within it, then it can in a way become something of a simple decoration in a way. Here is our page on wall assemblies that may be a good starting place - ...

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

What is the most cost effective way to build a rain screen wall assembly?

...wall 2x6 stud wall 24" o.c. w/1.5" closed cell and 4" open cell insulation (for sealing and cost reasons) 7/16" sheathing, tyvek house wrap, metal siding. Would...

Posted by Jess Glowacki June 22, 2021, 7:55 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 0 Responses

How do you insulate an exterior wall from the outside?

...wall. We want to insulate this wall (currently, there's literally no insulation in it). I spoke to a spray foam contactor, but they were quite expensive. I"m wo...

Posted by Stuart Seldon Feb. 11, 2021, 12:21 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

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

...wall assemblies, but if fire prevention is your concern, I would be looking at things like Metal or stone siding, anything non-combustible. As for insulation, I...

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

Can Rockwool be installed over Type II EPS?

...wall construction from interior to exterior is 1/2 " drywall, 2x3 strapping filled with fibergalss insulation, 6 mil vapor barrier, 2x6 wall with fiberglass ins...

Posted by Brian Bonnell March 30, 2020, 11:04 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Do you have an updated recommendation for attaching exterior mineral wool insulation?

...wall assembly. Probably the easiest and most affordable method would be ThermalWall rigid foam insulation panels ThermalWall is an EPS rigid foam panel with a...

Posted by Fred D Aug. 31, 2020, 1:07 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

How do I best insulate my century home from the inside?

...wall (taped and painted). What insulation should I use in the wall cavity? The top runners are Rockwool batts OR dense packed cellulose. Should I consider HFO s...

Posted by Merner Row Design May 12, 2021, 12:22 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 0 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a 1930s brick house from the outside?

...wall. The house is original and has little to no insulation right now. I want to insulate the house from the outside with as high R value as possible. After i...

Posted by Stephane Marcotte Sept. 2, 2021, 2:42 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 0 Responses

What do you think about SIP framing system?

...wall assemblies they are familiar with, that they like to build, and that offer them the least hassle and best profit. That’s just business, so go in with your ...

Posted by Nadia Mehan July 24, 2020, 3:29 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 2 Responses

Is there thermal bridging in the Edelweiss REMOTE wall?

...wall assembly, the thermal bridging is drastically reduced. There are other attachment systems, such as the fiberglass Cascadia Clips that also reduce the therm...

Posted by David Pantalone Feb. 9, 2020, 4:42 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

How do I create a complete air barrier using a vapour retarding primer?

...wall and permeating into the wall assembly. If you saw the building science video about it where we used it at the Edelweiss House, we had an entirely separat...

Posted by Mihai Wilson May 3, 2018, 10:15 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

In your Edelweiss house you use 2x6 studs. Why not use 2x4 studs and add 2" rigid on the inside?

...wall between the south-facing windows in the Edelweiss house are fully filled with 2x6s, and would have been much thicker if the structure were made out of 2x4s...

Posted by Tom Wagar Aug. 25, 2019, 3:40 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

What is the perfect wall assembly?

I plan to build in the spring of 2021 and the intention is to super insulate my solar passive house. Your video on ''build the perfect wall - top tips'' is ver...

Posted by Paul Drouin Sept. 17, 2020, 6:29 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

How do you prevent walls from rotting in humid climates?

...wall. How can we avoid getting mould? If your neighbour had their walls rot that could be for a number of reasons - it could be design related, quality of workm...

Posted by Rose Alderson Nov. 5, 2018, 4:34 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses