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 like o...

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

Have you heard of Gigacrete and is it any good?

...wall assemblies and high performance prefab kit houses , and from what we see about Gigacrete it wouldn't be on our short list, but thanks for drawing our atten...

Posted by Sasha P Aug. 29, 2019, 4:21 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 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

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

Can you add external insulation to a brick home?

...wall is actually a good idea to help protect them. When insulating the exterior of an existing house we often recommend Rockwool, it’s a recycled mineral wool...

Posted by Rachel Kaiser April 2, 2020, 9:11 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 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

Can I spray foam insulate from the outside?

...walls of homes here Let us know more details about our wall assembly and what is behind the siding if you'd like, and we may be able to be more helpful.

Posted by Kurt Klischuk June 6, 2019, 8:56 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What's the best lumber for framing a house?

...wall I would then pack with cellulose. Thing is, the yard also proposed local sawn 2x4's which are cheaper than the CLS but I don't know whether these are going...

Posted by Natalie Pierce Nov. 21, 2019, 8:26 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

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

...wall, that is well…good…but sometimes a bit of overkill. Due to the laws of diminishing returns there comes a point where you’re just not getting any value from...

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

What is the best foam board insulation under drywall

...wall. My idea is to tear out the plywood and remove the old FB insulation. I would like to replace with R15 Rockwool and about 1" of foam board insulation attac...

Posted by Wesley Pracht Jan. 11, 2020, 8:10 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What causes moisture on a ceiling in winter?

...walls & look like its raining. Contractor says there’s enough insulation in the attic. There’s wood siding on 3 sides & brick on the front of the house. I want ...

Posted by Cheri Banet Jan. 23, 2020, 10:22 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

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

...wall assembly.

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

I have many issues with my house where should I start?

...wall, to the roof, then re-side the house, and insulate roof. Or insulate inside basement walls, and insulate the roof. What is the best product to proceed with...

Posted by Bryan Squirrell Sept. 29, 2019, 3:08 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do you Insulate a 3 season cottage?

...wall from cracking, but if you’ve been staring at a stud wall then minor cracks in drywall may not offend you if they show up. Cottages usually shift a bit more...

Posted by Terry Skindilias April 23, 2019, 9:27 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

Which exterior insulation is best to create at thermal break in an bungalow in Alberta?

...walls-of-existing-home-from-outside/ and https://www.ecohome.net/guides/2351/exterior-cladding/

Posted by Rebekah Barnes Jan. 17, 2020, 10:07 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the right amount of insulation for a house?

...wall with dense pack which should give me around R-48 in the walls. Thinking of about R-60 worth of loose fill cellulose in the truss space. I'll hopefully be a...

Posted by Ryan Gerbrandt Feb. 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m. Passive solar home design 4 Responses

What infloor radiant heating would you use in a corewood home design?

...wall system becomes a factor is in its R value and airtightness, and the amount of heat the floor will give off. An 18 wall is pretty thick, but Given the morta...

Posted by John Yoho Feb. 6, 2020, 10:59 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses