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An attic with 'insulating paint' which doesn't insulate
Insulation and soundproofing

Does 'insulating paint' work?

...insulating paint still occasionally finds its way into buildings. Powdered ceramic chips that can be added to any paint are said to reflect heat in or out of a ...

Off grid, passively heated and cooled house in the Gatineau Hills, Que
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off grid and passively heated, this house in Low, Quebec is aiming for LEED certification

...paint; 2x4 stud wall at 24 centres as wiring chase, with mineral wool batts R 14; polyethylene air/vapour barrier; 2x8 stud wall at 24" centres with miner...

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

Best practices for basement insulation in new home construction

...paint as vapour retarder. CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE Interior insulation only: mineral wool board or EPS as thermal break against ...

Natural Building Insulation Made of Grass - Eco-friendly, Green
Insulation and soundproofing

Non-toxic natural building insulation made of grass

...insulating value of R 3.5 per inch; treated for fire resistance, in the event of a fire it does not emit toxic fumes; mold resistant; dimensionally stable...

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

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

...paint it with a latex paint only. This technique of rigid and batt insulation may require a few more steps, but it can offer you a greater R value per dolla...

Better Basement Design on basement walls prevents mold and midlew
Healthy indoor air quality

Basement renovations: How to prevent mold when finishing basements

...paint it with a latex paint only. This technique of rigid and batt insulation may require a few more steps, but it can offer you a greater R value per dolla...

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?

...paints , or it's even easy to make VOC free paint, find out how here , and choose nice weather for internal painting so the windows can be flung wide open to ge...

Passive House in Quebec
Passive House

The Passive-Aggressive House - Our History of a Passivhaus Build

...paint schemes, and conspicuous consumer upgrades. For a granola type like me, this was extreme. But no one would call me crazy. I’d feel so normal. I could forg...

Which wood is best for framing timber frame construction in homes?
Wall assemblies - new construction

Lumber choices for wood frame construction - choosing timber for framing & building homes

...painted wood siding products, a quality that you cannot match on a ladder with a brush. Several coats of paint are applied, to both sides, so your job is simply...