Wall assembly / Discussions

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

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

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

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

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

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

Should a Vapor Barrier be installed over Exterior Grade Plywood?

...walls are insulated with traditional Fiberglass Pink. I will be putting solid 3/4" wood siding over top of the exterior walls. I plan on strapping the cottage w...

Posted by Michael Klauck March 6, 2020, 1:24 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 1 Responses

What is the best wall & insulation combination for Colorado?

...wall would be a proper air barrier and avoiding thermal bridging in the wall assembly. Those links will give you a good starting point, and to really get your h...

Posted by Jacob Johannessen July 2, 2020, 11:13 a.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses

Are Insulated Concrete Forms and Gigacrete panels good?

...wall assembly. If you are planning ICF and Passive house, I would suggest having a look at ThermalWall, a rigid insulation panel designed to attach to ICF blo...

Posted by Dallin Sumpter Feb. 21, 2019, 2:46 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 5 Responses

Can you use a vapour retarder paint on the ceiling instead of using a poly vapour barrier?

...walls? Vapour barrier paint (or Vapor barrier paint in the U.S. ) is more of a solution for walls rather than ceilings to prevent the indoor vapour drive during...

Posted by Anwas Qwelten June 8, 2019, 3:56 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 2 Responses

How do you best use polyiso insulation in a basement?

...wall assembly that you propose, is that while the stud wall won’t be touching the concrete (that's a good thing) the polyiso panels will be, so that leaves them...

Posted by Iain Matheson Jan. 24, 2020, 7:45 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What type of insulation should I put on the exterior of my new home?

...wall assembly you mention with 2x6 studs and fiberglass batts would not even meet Ontario Building Code anymore. Many regional building codes can get a little c...

Posted by Alex Kesheshian April 23, 2020, 12:22 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

Is it OK to put 1 inch of EPS under vinyl siding with no wall insulation?

...wall in good shape. would the 1 inch EPS under vinyl siding be a problem with condensation on inside of walls would vapor barrie paint help over the old paint. ...

Posted by Roger Smith Nov. 12, 2019, 6:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses

What do you think of insulated T Studs in Canada?

...wall assembly for example. So, in conclusion – We think it’s great that a manufacturer is coming to the market with something like that, hopefully there won’t...

Posted by Lee Watt June 3, 2019, 10:57 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses