Wood / Discussions

How do we find a designer for our new build?

...Wood burning fireplace Spiral staircase to second floor if necessary for minimal space. (Ladder as other solution, if there is a toilet & sink on second floor) ...

Posted by Tim Blais Feb. 15, 2021, 8:40 p.m. How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals 1 Responses

Where can I find caulking and adhesives without antimicrobial (biocides) chemicals?

...wood flooring adhesive, and a water clean-up and water smoothable caulking that are non-toxic, NO VOC and DO NOT contain any synthetic biocides of any kind. Not...

Posted by Riki Luri Jan. 10, 2020, 9:55 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

Where to find non electric pellet stoves?

...Wood Pellet stoves that don't need electricity Are you building off grid? If you are here are many other resources that my help – How to build off grid home...

Posted by Denise DeStefanis Sept. 30, 2021, 4:04 p.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 1 Responses

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

...wood forms and also plan to add at least 2" of EPS to the concrete ceiling and mineral wool. My cold room is a small 6' x 6' space. Putting EPS foam insulation ...

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

What's the best lumber for framing a house?

...wood . We have a page about wood for framing that may offer more insight than what you’ve just gotten, have a read here – What are the Best Wood Types for Fra...

Posted by Natalie Pierce Nov. 21, 2019, 8:26 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

What heating system to use in my new detached garage/shop?

...wood stove to heat up the space when working in there. My goal is to use as low electricity as I can because I won't use it everyday and it is detached to the...

Posted by David Perreault Dec. 4, 2020, 10:23 a.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 0 Responses

What is the best way to insulate the ceiling of my crawl space?

...wood floor on the other side of the crawl space ceiling. I haven't insulated because I read different articles and didn't want mold. But now I really need to do...

Posted by Judy Mendel Feb. 17, 2020, 11:10 p.m. Crawl spaces 4 Responses

how do I get a free quote for the EcoHabitat S 1600 for Ontario?

in southern ontario If you go onto pages of any individual models of prefab kit houses for sale and in your case the S1600 , you will see a tab to request a qu...

Posted by sheila miller July 10, 2020, 10:12 a.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

Does electricity free pellet stove comes in 23'' or less to fit my wall ?

...wood pellet stoves use electricity to operate , so we assume you are talking about one of the the two electricity-free pellet stove models here – Wood pellet ...

Posted by Peter Kutschy April 21, 2020, 3:40 p.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 1 Responses

Is there a safe MDF? formaldehyde & anti-fungicide free, etc? Or a green sealant?

...wood like Pine, or alternatively you could look into hemp building materials , there are non-structural boards that could be ripped into strips for trim if that...

Posted by Elize St Charles May 23, 2020, 10:52 p.m. Wood and organic materials 1 Responses

Are there pellet stoves that don't use electricity?

...wood stove. If that makes sense then check out this page on what to look for when choosing a wood stove .

Posted by Christina Dick Oct. 19, 2021, 11:35 a.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 1 Responses

What flooring goes over a radiant heated floor?

...wood, the extreme temperature changes from summer to winter than the floor needs to handle can leave cupping or warped floors. Engineered wood is the way to go ...

Posted by dave levy Nov. 29, 2021, 12:45 p.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses

What type of green flooring is best for a basement floor?

...wood and insulation dry. Also installing drywall up off the bottom means it won’t wick water up, and your baseboard trim will cover the gap. You may also want...

Posted by Jeff Krohn Sept. 15, 2019, 5:52 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Will spray foam on basement walls prevent condensation?

...wood from the moisture, but the way it is usually done seals the wood in WITH the moisture. Dampproofing the outside is better than nothing but it is not as p...

Posted by Michael Scott April 12, 2021, 9:17 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

Where can I find a professional to remove mold from a basement?

...wood not in front of it. Concrete is wet, so putting wood against it and them plastic is a crazy pratice that should never happen unless you're trying to grow m...

Posted by Lorna Fraser Oct. 29, 2021, 8:06 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

How do you seal windows from the exterior for water and air but not create a vapor seal?

...wood, and caulked at the joints and junctions to prevent water from entering. We were really happy with the air seal the tape provided, and when we conducted ...

Posted by Piyush Prince Nov. 7, 2018, 12:10 a.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

How do you fix a moisture problem in a finished basement?

...wood and most other process wood finishing materials. I suspect that the concrete isn’t actually that well-sealed, and even if your foundation wall has a memb...

Posted by Margo MACFARLANE Oct. 28, 2019, 10:24 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

Can you put a fireplace in a hyper sealed plastic wrapped A rated home?

...wood stoves or exhaust fans that depressurize the home. We can’t advise you too much on anything related to rocket stoves for safety reasons, but I would propos...

Posted by Kerry Forides Sept. 24, 2020, 2:46 a.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 2 Responses