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Interior sheathing wood frame construction
Air and vapour barriers

Interior sheathing as an air and vapour barrier

...wall description are of a project in Val des Monts, Quebec, built by Wakefield Construction . Wall assembly from the inside out: Drywall Horiz...

Choosing between OSB or Plywood for house sheathing for Roofs, Walls & Floors.
Wood and organic materials

Which is better, OSB or Plywood for Roofs, Walls & Floors?

...sheathing . When you count sub-floors, roofs and wall sheathing, OSB claims about 70% of the wood sheathing market in North America over plywood. Both products ...

Concept, design and architecture

Building science made easy - video

...wall assembly © Cosella Dorken Remote walls are framed the way you would be used to seeing it done with 2x6s and sheathing; the difference is that vapou...

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

...walls where it won't need to be punctured for electrical work, as all wiring is done on the interior 2x4 wall. Double ...

Choosing a building envelope
Wall assemblies - new construction

Choosing a building envelope

...wall? What is the most energy efficient wall? What is the most soundproof wall? What is the most affordable wall? That is just a short list ...

Installing Siding Correctly
Exterior cladding

How to install siding

...interior control layers (ie. the building envelope) to do their jobs without being assaulted by wind, precipitation and UV rays. Walls in heating/cooling c...

Tyvek home wrap left exposed to wind and UV rays
Air and vapour barriers

Weather barriers - what they do and how to install them

...wall assembly we all know - a stud wall with exterior sheathing, housewrap, strapping and siding. Other options for wall assemblies can be found in our building...

Wood frame construction timber choices
Wall assemblies - new construction

Material choices for wood frame construction

...walls learn more here. Learn which is better OSB or plywood for walls, roofs & Floors here Interior finishing wood Mouldings for interior fini...

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

The Difference between air barriers and vapour barriers

...sheathing, insulation that slows airflow, and well-sealed gypsum board (drywall). To explain this further, Gypsum board (drywall) is vapour permeable, but ...

Choosing between renovating and rebuilding
Wall assemblies - renovation

Renovating or tearing down and starting over

...walls. Stripping exterior walls to the sheathing is a great starting place for a R.E.M.O.T.E wall , a residential exterior membrane outside-insulation technique...

Passively-heated off-grid LEED house in Low, Quebec
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid living blog: a firsthand account of building and living in a remote area

...wall is also insulated with Roxul batts. Finally, a standard layer of sheetrock covers the interior walls. A big advantage of the utility wall is that all of th...

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