Wall assemblies - new construction

Tyvek home wrap left exposed to wind and UV rays
Wall assemblies - new construction

Weather barriers - what they do and how to install them

Weather barriers (or more accurately water-resistive barriers) keep bulk water away from vulnerable building components and allow walls to dry at the same time.

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Wall assemblies - new construction

Wood framing

All lumber for interior and exterior framing is FSC certified

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Dense-packed cellulose wall insulation
Wall assemblies - new construction

Dense-packed cellulose insulation wall systems

Dense-packed cellulose insulation in double stud walls offers high performance while maintaining a low carbon footprint. Here we bust some of the unfortunate...

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Wood frame construction
Wall assemblies - new construction

Material choices for wood frame construction

Solid wood and various wood-based products are used for framing, insulating and finishing. Here is a brief rundown on the different products you have to choo...

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

Modern staw bale construction: high performance, durable and affordable

Straw bale SIPS (Structural Insulated Panels) have all the benefits of traditional straw bale homes, but address all the risks.

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Interior sheathing wood frame construction
Wall assemblies - new construction

Interior sheathing as an air and vapour barrier

3/4 inch OSB sheathing on the interior can be an excellent air barrier and a great vapour barrier as well.

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HOUS.E+ by Polifactory
Wall assemblies - new construction

Rammed earth house

The age of cheap oil made it possible to build a home using materials from the furthest reaches of the earth. Sustainable housing practices involve sourcing ...

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Timber frame home being raised
Wall assemblies - new construction

Foundations and structures

Choose a structure and building envelope with the best possible energy performance within your lifestyle needs and budget.

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Professional services

Choosing a building envelope
Wall assemblies - new construction

Choosing a building envelope

When it comes to choosing a building envelope there are many variables to consider: performance, durability, health, comfort, and of course, cost.

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