Interior / Guides

Choosing a home and neighbourhood
Real estate

Shopping for a home? Some tips for finding the right house and neighbourhood

...Interior air quality Interior durability - water resistant surfaces in wet areas Interior design and functionality of space Soundproofing from the e...

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

Best practices for basement insulation in new home construction

...interior moisture issues by raising the temperature of the first interior condensing surface, the concrete. Below is a thermal image of the basement descib...

Celsius Solar Igloo
Solar thermal collectors

Celsius: The solar heated igloo!

...interior mimics the traditional and very efficient form of the igloo. Interior walls are composed of white cloth supported by a thin steel structure. Us: Are we...

Installing soundproofing batts in interior partition walls
Insulation and soundproofing

Soundproofing interior walls-video

...interior partitions and for the mechanical room, we added soundproofing batts along with resilient channels and 2 layers of 5/8 drywall. More on soundproofing: ...

Real estate

Real estate

...Interior design and functionality of space Soundproofing from the exterior and interior noise transmission Interior air quality does it smell fresh, sta...

cold climat sk
Windows and doors

Skylights: an asset or a liability?

...interior, not the exterior. Covering it with plastic will help, pointing a fan at it will prevent moisture from condensing, and for the interior conditions in g...

Interior sheathing wood frame construction
Air and vapour barriers

Interior sheathing as an air and vapour barrier

...interiors, the vapour drive reverses and can force moist air inwards through your insulation where it can condense on a cold and impermeable vapour barrier. ...

Shipping container home
Tiny house

Are shipping container houses environmentally friendly?

...interior, but to have a sufficient amount of it you would significantly reduce the amount of usable interior space. Stacked containers: It would be ea...

Green building certifications

Got a Green Home You Want to Show Off? Nominate Yourself for an Award.

...interior design projects. CATEGORIES There are two main categories: Residential projects that fall within Part 9 of the National Building Code o...