Interior Finishing

Wall and ceiling coverings, mouldings and doors

LEED V4 Platinum Edelweiss House

Guide

Reclaimed sunken lumber for wood ceiling

Choosing between wood and drywall for ceilings

Wood is a natural material with no off-gassing and no treatment necessary.

Installing recycled drywall in the Edelweiss House

Choosing the best drywall - video

Drywall may all look the same sitting in stacks in the store but they are very different in performance, strength and ecological impact

Interior solid pine door

Interior finishing

Whether you are renovating or building, the materials you choose for interior finishing will affect not only aesthetics, but also indoor air quality. Here is...

Shou sugi ban carbonized wood siding

Shou sugi ban carbonized wood siding

Shou sugi ban burnt wood exterior cladding is naturally made and very durable.

Ice dam

What causes ice dams and how to fix them

Ice dams form at the bottom of roofs, letting water penetrate and cause damage to the interior of walls and roofs.

cold climat sk

Skylights: an asset or a liability?

Skylights offer natural light in a home but account for a lot of heat loss and can cause problems in cold climates. Here are some tips for selection and inst...

A Vancouver laneway house

Flexible house design

A well-constructed home will stand long enough to see many families come and go in its lifetime, and they won't all have the same needs. When drawing floor p...

Frost in attic

Why is there frost in my attic?

A roof leak isn't really a roof leak if it’s leaking on a sunny day. It's more likely an accumulation of frost finally melting.

Polished concrete floors and counters

Finishing concrete floors with silicate densifiers

Non-toxic and durable finish for polished concrete floors.

Dense-packed cellulose wall insulation

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...

Choosing a durable kitchen counter

Pricing Green kitchen counters

Make an informed decision when picking kitchen counters - think about cost, but also durability, and how your choice of materials will affect your health.

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