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Wall assemblies - new construction

Wood framing

...wood order to match, along with pre-cut lengths whenever possible. This gave us multiple points towards LEED certification. Further reading on structures and material efficient framing techniques: About wood frame construction Material efficient framing

Timber frame construction
Wood and organic materials

Wood frame construction

...wooden structures from heat, and wood 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...

Correct window installation details
Windows and doors

How to install windows

...house, see here . The Demo House has triple-glazed argon-filled wood frame windows from Quebec high performance window manufacturer Elite . Windows on the north, east and west have been selected for maximum insulation, and differ from windows on the south which have been selected for maximum heat gain. see here to kn...

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. The main living area has a wide view to the south, over a clearing of beach grass and the tree-line separating the house from the shore. Skinned in semi-transpar...

Multi Unit Passive House design Vancouver Island BC
Passive House

The North Park Passive House on Vancouver Island, BC

...House project on Vancouver Island BC Passive House interior kitchen design Vancouver Island BC Passive House Floorplans Vancouver Island BC Passive House Wall Design details Vancouver Island BC Passive House Walls windowsi...

wood ceiling in Reclaimed sunken lumber
Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces

Wood Ceilings or drywall - how to choose your ceiling material & what's the difference in cost?

...wood ceiling. The aesthetics of drywall compared to wood ceilings: Clearly my bias has been established; I like wood ceilings . I find those moments when you are vacantly staring at a ceiling to be infinitely more interesting with tongue and groove wood than staring at a monotone eggshell-white surface - cold me ol...

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

...wood veneer plywood © Columbia Forest Products Plywood Plywood is most commonly found as a 4 x 8' panel that is made from thin sheets of wood veneer that are bonded together using phenol formaldehyde glues, although certain manufacturers are leading the way with formaldehyde-free plywood products. Plywood is us...

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

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

...wood about the public perception regarding moisture issues, he had this to say: " We think nothing about putting trees in our walls; straw is the same organic material. It's like a bunch of small trees bundled together". So indeed, straw bales, why not? One big advantage of straw bale over conventional wood frame con...

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!)

...houses all of the functional elements of the house including the kitchen, mechanical equipment, a full bathroom with laundry, and storage. Windows and skylights are positioned to take full advantage of the natural light from the southern exposure, and are detailed with extruded wooden frames that accentuate their pla...

Choosing a building envelope
Wall assemblies - new construction

Choosing a building envelope - starting with the perfect wall

...wood frame construction is with engineered wood (floor trusses, I-beams, jointed wood) . This allows for the use of smaller trees and factory scraps that would often have just been landfill. Engineered trusses and joists may cost a little more, but they install quickly and accurately with no shimming, compared to sol...

Multi-unit Passive House for Heiltsuk First Nation on Campbell Island,
Passive House

Multi-unit Passive House for Heiltsuk First Nation in British Columbia

...House is an example other public and private institutions should follow. Materials: Wood-frame construction with mineral wool and fibreglass insulation and metal cladding built to Passive House standard by Britco LP ; Thermoplus 4700 Series windows by Euroline Windows Inc. ; split system heat pumps and Comfoair 200...