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

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

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

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 2 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

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

What is the best way to insulate a 2x8 wall?

...wall to do. We don’t have phone support but you can learn about how a wall works in this video – Building science made easy for high performance energy effici...

Posted by Michael Sweglar July 8, 2020, 10:43 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 3 Responses

Can you mount heavy objects to a Passive House Larsen truss wall?

...wall it won’t be as solid and able to hold weight the same as the load bearing portion of the wall. Other questions – how big is the awning you are thinking o...

Posted by Jay Stevenson July 3, 2020, 2:42 p.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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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