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Wall assemblies - new construction

Wood framing

...wood frame construction Material efficient framing

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Timber frame construction
Wood and organic materials

Wood frame construction

...wood frame construction via National Research Council Canada Multi-story wood frame construction: To date, the Stathaus building in London, also kn...

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Concrete, wood and steel structures
Materials and resources

How wood structures compare to steel and concrete

...construction. Steel stands out for its speed and efficiency in construction. It's relative light weight and ease of construction allows for a workforce abou...

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Wood frame construction
Wall assemblies - new construction

Material choices for wood frame construction

...wood: Engineered wood Engineered wood requires more processing than standard wood. As may be expected, engineered wood is more expensiv...

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Interior solid pine door
Doors and trim

Interior finishing

...wood doors Hollow doors have an interior frame of smaller pieces of wood with a laminated front and back. Hollow interior door © makeitmissoula.com...

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BioSIPS Pre-fabricated straw bale panels
Wall assemblies - new construction

Modern staw bale construction: high performance, durable and affordable

...wood frame construction is that a straw panel will be able to dry to either side, compared to most homes that include an impermeable barrier of polyethylene tha...

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

A High Performance Home on a Shoe String Budget

...wood frame allowed for a seamless R40 floor, and eliminates the concerns of water infiltration and frost heave. © bioi...

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Shipping container home
Tiny house

Are shipping container houses environmentally friendly?

...wood. You can easily frame a wooden roof to carry the added weight of soil on a green roof, and wood is renewable, usually local, and more sustainably harvested...

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Lockeport Beach House
Real estate

Lockeport Beach House wins Canadian Green Building award

...wood-frame structure houses a straight-forward, one-level plan. Private areas have low-ceilings and an intimate closeness with the trees and north-west light. T...

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Choosing a building envelope
Wall assemblies - new construction

Choosing a building envelope

...Wood frame construction image via Wikimedia This is the most common method of home building, and one that people are most used to seeing. Building ...

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The LEED Platinum infill house in Toronto
Real estate

Farnham Avenue House

...wood-frame walls with polyiso foil-faced insulation panels [with zero HCFCs] eliminates thermal bridging, and helps the walls to achieve R-35. As described earl...

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