Slab on grade / Guides

DIY cork flooring pros, cons & installation guide with video
Flooring and stairs

Cork flooring installation - the eco-friendly flooring choice, with "how to" video

...one of the most sensible, affordable and agreeable Eco-friendly flooring choices available. The Edelweiss House is a slab-on-grade concrete floor covered with...

PSI

Case Study: Kenogami House, Saguenay, Quebec

...onym ENDURE: Energy efficient, Non-toxic, Durable, User friendly, Resilient and Engaging. This split level home was built on a 6 inch thick concrete slab-on-gra...

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...Slab-on-grade Prefab kit In it's final destination in the cold climate of Wakefield Quebec, the finished Eco-Habitat S1600 kit house sits on a slab on grade f...

Renovate, Remodel or Rebuild? How to choose which is Best for Homes
Wall assemblies - renovation

Should I be renovating my home or tearing it down & rebuilding?

...on that suits you. See our basement renovation page for best practices. Slab-on-grade: New super-insulated slab-on-grade foundations are our favourite way to ...

Passive Solar Home design at it's best - Kenogami House - EcoHome
Passive solar home design

Ecohome Kenogami House wins Home of the Year Award

...on their air conditioners. During average winter conditions of temperature and cloud coverage for the Saguenay region of Quebec, the Kenogami House had its he...

Smart sewage backup device
Plumbing and water heaters

Sewage backup flood prevention and water leak notification on your device - our products of the month

...onds. As long as there is water on the sewer side of the balloon it will remain inflated, and as soon as the pipe is clear, the balloon deflates to its origin...

Non-toxic building materials can improve home air quality
Healthy indoor air quality

Maintaining healthy indoor air quality

...oney might be better spent on sealing your foundation. During new construction, a proper vapour barrier under your concrete floor and installing a radon vent ...

Choosing a building lot
Excavation

Things to look for when purchasing land for building a house

...onsider before making an offer: Zoning: First check that you are allowed to build a house on the lot in question. Don't rely solely on the word of the seller ...

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home is affordably Close
Planning and Design

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home gets affordably Close

...ons during construction and operation. The result of this low-carbon design approach: Calculating the carbon footprint of its construction, and assuming a 6...

Air-heated radiant concrete floor
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

Air-heated radiant floors

...slab of concrete will take a long time to cool, long enough to last through peak hours. Floors can be kept on a timer, set perhaps to go on no sooner than 7:0...

Naugler House: the most energy efficient Passive House design in New Brunswick
Efficient home design

New Brunswick's most energy efficient home is Passive House designed

...only will it save money long-term, it is saving money right now, as the monthly savings on utilities outweigh the added mortgage cost for energy-efficient upgra...