Screw piles / Guides

The high performance almost ZNE Warburg house by bioi - built for under $100,00
Efficient home design

A High Performance Home on a Shoe String Budget (Almost ZNE!)

...screw piles (support posts). A combination steel and wood frame allowed for a seamless R40 floor, and eliminates the concerns of water infiltration and frost heave whilst leading to a very energy efficient building envelope. Zero Net Energy Home Design © bioi Two steel frames make up the main ...

Deck Construction, 10 Top Tips for Building Decks
Decks, porches and gazebos

Building a deck ? 10 Tips to make your deck last longer

...screws, in doing so it alleviates the problem of water damage at screw holes. To do this, a metal bracket is screwed to the side of the joist so you actually screw up into the bottom of the board and pull it down. It's a great look, but it can be more time consuming. And the downside is that you don't have a lot of m...

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab tiny house kit home
Tiny house

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab tiny house kit home

...piles (screw piles) or slab-on-grade & frost-protected foundations . Le Refuge as a standard kit is 500 square feet, includes a kitchen, dining room, living room, bathroom and bedroom. The walls are insulated with vapor-permeable wood fiber panels , and dense-packed cellulose insulation . Windows are triple-glazed...

The Affordable Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab 2 Bed kit home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab 2 bed kit home

...piles (screw piles) or slab-on-grade & frost-protected foundations . Le Refuge as a standard kit is 750 square feet, includes a kitchen, dining room, living room, bathroom and 2 bedrooms. The walls are insulated with vapor-permeable wood fiber panels , and dense-packed cellulose insulation . Windows are triple-gla...

Choosing a building lot
Excavation

Things to look for when purchasing land for building a house

...screw piles . If a lot can only handle alternative building types, then that should be reflected in the asking price and if it isn't, it should be reflected in your offer. Contacting a local geotechnical engineer would be wise as they might have knowledge and experience with regional issues. Waterways: Streams throug...

Low Carbon Concrete - Lowering the Carbon Footprint of Eco Homes
Concrete and masonry

Low-carbon concrete by CarbonCure Canada - lowering the carbon footprint of buildings

...screw piles, but you really don’t see that very often. Almost every home in North America is either seated on a concrete foundation and basement, or a concrete slab on grade foundation . A very large percentage of the total lifecycle carbon emissions of a home is due to the foundation, so cleaning that up would greatly...