Choosing drywall / Guides

Installing recycled drywall in the Edelweiss House
Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces

Choosing the best drywall - video

...Drywall: There is a lot more to choosing drywall than one might think, and as it finds its way into pretty much every building made, a lot of resources are ...

wood ceiling in Reclaimed sunken lumber
Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces

Wood Ceilings or drywall - how to choose your ceiling material & what's the difference in cost?

...choosing drywall over wood will probably become less noticeable, especially when building a certified Green Home with eco-friendly drywall. Reclaimed river ...

Installing soundproofing batts in interior partition walls
Insulation and soundproofing

Soundproofing interior walls-video

...drywall. More on soundproofing: Understanding sound transmission in buildings Controlling sound transmission in buildings Choosing Sound absorbing ins...

Drywall and construction dust
Cleaning and maintenance

Tips for keeping air clean during renovations

...drywall and sanding drywall compounds VOCs (volatile organic compounds) in paints and primers Formaldehyde and other chemicals present in building materials...

Exterior damp proofing and drainage mat to protect basements from wate
Insulation and soundproofing

Best practices for basement insulation in new home construction

...choosing insulation. CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE Insulation on the exterior and interior, from outside to inside: fiber cement board an...

Non-toxic building materials can improve home air quality
Healthy indoor air quality

Maintaining healthy indoor air quality

Mold in homes is a bad sign so how to get rid of it or prevent mold in drywall? Mold and mildew in homes develops in conditions of high humidity , most often...

Air and vapour barriers

Aerobarrier home and attic air-sealing spray

...drywall is installed but before the furniture is brought back in”. Aerobarrier works with any type of wall assembly, and with new homes it can be done at any ...

Condensation on windows in our homes - why is it there? - how to stop it?
Walls and Roofs

Condensation on windows is a pain but is it a problem & how to stop it?

...drywall while other times you will need to completely remove the damaged drywall and replace it – especially if it becomes badly affected by mold and mildew – w...

Real estate

Evaluating a home before purchase: how to recognize value and potential problems

...choosing exterior siding . Type and condition of roof: Shingles don't have a very long life span, so see how close they are to needing replacement. Metal roof...

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home is affordably Close
Planning and Design

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home gets affordably Close

...Choosing a slab on grade instead of a basement leads to a significant reduction in the use of concrete, as all the walls of the home are made of wood. The F...

Building Green Homes on a Budget is Possible - Our top tips
Planning and Design

Top tips for planning and building a green home on a budget

...drywalling. You’ve never done it but it looks pretty easy right? Well, I can tell you it is not (speaking as an experienced drywall messer-upper). A trained cre...