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?

...drywall. Reclaimed river wood installed on ceiling © Ecohome Paint and finishes for drywall & wood ceilings: You need to prime and paint drywall but y...

Air barriers are essential to a properly functioning wall system
Air and vapour barriers

What is an air barrier?

...drywall for example, but this route unfortunately adds a measurable amount of cost. Airtight drywall approach (A.D.A): With the help of gaskets and sealants...

The Fiction Factory Wikkelhouse tiny house made of carboard
Tiny house

Wikkelhouse: A tiny house made of cardboard

...drywall before you'd sell a cardboard house with a woodstove to a firefighter. The best part about tiny houses is that you need to be clever with space us...

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...

Ice dams on roofs & how to fix them
Roof assemblies - renovation

What causes ice dams and how to fix them

...drywall box above pot lights (done from above). We recommend using drywall because it's airtight when sealed, but also because the light can build up heat and d...

Efficient home design

Phase change building materials - natural heat storage in buildings

...drywall © Thermal Core That said, here's how phase change drywall with paraffin wax beads works - as the air temperature warms the drywall to the melting po...

LEED Homes

Getting Started

...drywall inspection so the Green Rater can ensure interior wall systems have been completed according to plan, and a final inspection when your home is completed...

The difference between air barriers and vapour barriers
Air and vapour barriers

The Difference between air barriers and vapor barriers

...drywall). To explain this further, Gypsum board (drywall) is vapor permeable, but stops air flow. This means water vapor can diffuse through it, but air canno...

Finished basements can lead to mold and mildew
Healthy indoor air quality

Why are basements moldy? How to fix or Prevent a Moldy Basement

...drywall for fire protection. Don't install an additional vapour barrier behind drywall ; latex paint will act in this capacity. Spray foam or SPUF being...