Wall assembly / Discussions

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

...assembly like this and would like your opinion on both or better options... reclaimed barn wood over 1/4" drywall, 2x4 stud wall 24" o.c. w/ rockwool insulation...

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

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

What insulation is there for a shipping container home that isn't spray foam?

...wall assembly of a 40 foot shipping container home?

Posted by Jim bo April 1, 2021, 3:37 a.m. Tiny house 0 Responses

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

...wall assembly . But why leave a short answer when you can get all wordy about something? Alternatives to drywall like tongue and groove wood or interior plywo...

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

Can you Insulate a cinder block basement foundation with Rockwool?

...wall fully above ground (walkout side) one wall fully below ground (opposite side) And 2 walls that grade slopes down from top of the wall (100%underground ) to...

Posted by Victor B June 19, 2019, 11:41 p.m. Basements improvements 5 Responses

Is there anything I can do about a vapor barrier on the wrong side of a basement wall?

...wall? I've read enough of the basement articles to know that on a new wall I should put a vapor barrier right against the foundation, then the wall assembly. Id...

Posted by Iain B Feb. 8, 2021, 2:21 p.m. Basements improvements 7 Responses

Can I put a breathable peel and stick weather (air) barrier on the inside walls and ceiling?

...assembly cavity of my walls and unvented flat roof ceiling. It's impossible to air seal all the joints and sistered joists with caulk or sealant because where t...

Posted by Anomika Singhn Oct. 1, 2018, 9:56 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a Multi-material wall?

...walls+concrete blocks+bricks, all part of the same wall assembly? As the bricks that sit atop the concrete walls are uneven (along the grout and brick face), ...

Posted by Steve J Sept. 29, 2020, 10:15 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses

Basement reno - How do I effectively insulate my basement?

...wall on a rim joist wood-sill assembly (not imbedded in concrete). I have removed existing drywall, 2x2 studs, 6mm poly, r12 fiberglass insulation, and tar pape...

Posted by Steve J Feb. 13, 2019, 10:25 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

What is the best way to install 5" of XPS rigid foam on interior basement walls?

...wall is fine, there is no need for a "breathing space" between wall and foam. My plan was actually to forego a stud wall and directly fasten the wallboard to fu...

Posted by Sean MacDonald June 14, 2021, 10:42 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 8 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

Do frost lines where studs are on a wall show a failure of spray foam insulation?

...wall assembly. The best method of wood frame construction would always include continuous insulation on the exterior of walls, without that you may see indica...

Posted by Gerald Crozier July 22, 2019, 10:24 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Can we make a well insulated timber frame home?

...wall assembly and method of insulating you choose, a timber frame house can sometimes be a bit of overkill in structure, particularly if you frame walls within ...

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

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

...wall assembly. If you saw the building science video about it where we used it at the Edelweiss House, we had an entirely separate air barrier in that wall as...

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

What is the best wall design for cold climates?

...wall design for a demo house we built in 2015 – LEED Platinum Wall Design Building Science Video This is not the only way or even the best way to build a wa...

Posted by Jeremy Hull Jan. 20, 2021, 10:21 a.m. Concept and design 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 is the best way to do wall construction using Charred Cedar Siding?

...wall assembly that is necessary for installing Shou Sugi ban wood, it behaves just as other forms of exterior cladding. So what is important is that you don’t f...

Posted by Dobie Cheung June 6, 2020, 10:44 p.m. Exterior cladding 1 Responses