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Timber frame construction
Wood and organic materials

Wood frame construction

...frame elements can be designed so as to ensure a degree of fire resistance ranging from 45 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the design and choice of materials. Multi-story wood frame construction via National Research Council Canada Multi-story wood frame construction: To date, the Stathaus building in London...

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!)

...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 structure of the home and with double offse...

Pre-fabricated straw bale SIPS panels, an environmental choice
Wall assemblies - new construction

Modern straw bale SIPS construction: high performance, durable, affordable & interesting

...construction practices. Here is what you might have heard and already think about straw bale homes: They are too labour-intensive and therefore expensive. They can't handle the humid climate. The risk of water damage during construction is too great. They look like a gnome's house. They will be infested with bugs a...

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

...frame construction). Its technical characteristics make it perfectly suitable when large spans are necessary. The list below outlines the different types of wood used as framing lumber most commonly used for house construction and increasingly in timber frames for multi-family low to mid-rise construction throughout th...

Is EPS foam eco-friendly? Exterior home insulation rigid foam panels
Insulation and soundproofing

Does plastic foam or Styrofoam insulation have a place in green building?

...steel vs. concrete buildings Why building a green sustainable home is the most affordable option The best resilient design features for new home construction Find more about green home construction and reap the benefits of a free Ecohome Network Membership here .

Concrete, wood and steel structures compared - Timber Frame wins!
Materials and resources

How wood structures compare to steel and concrete for Carbon Footprint

...construction - especially if choosing carbon negative concrete CMU blocks using Carbicrete and also low-carbon concrete from CarbonCure . Steel stands out for its speed and efficiency in construction. It's relative light weight and ease of construction allows for a workforce about 10 to 20% smaller compared to a simi...

Cedar deck and stairs under construction cedar naturally the most durable wood
Decks, porches and gazebos

Tips for building a deck - 10 Tips to make your deck last longer

Deck building topics for durable deck construction: Meeting setbacks and getting building permits in Canada & US Creating a solid base structure: cement pillars (Sonotubes), screw piles, floating deck blocks Wood selection - pressure treated or hemlock base, cedar or composite decking Durability strategies f...