Are you unsure how to build your new home?

 
  • What is a Passive House or a Net Zero Home?

  • What do you mean by healthy home?

  • Which materials and insulation shall we use?

  • Are some layouts better than others?

  • Which windows do we pick?

  • What is prefabrication all about?

 
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Healthy

Indoor air quality is key for healthy living. Our choice of construction materials and techniques actively contributes to your healthy lifestyle.

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Comfortable

High levels of insulation lead to very even temperatures in the house that makes the house feel comfortable. No drafts in the winter and protection from from the heat in the summer.

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Durable

Thorough planning with most advanced software and innovative prefabrication methods, combined with careful assembly result in a long lasting home for you and your family.

We understand that it’s not easy to make all the right choices , when it comes to building a healthy and comfortable home for you and your family.

Schedule an Appointment today so we can talk clarify how to best build your new home.

 

A Proper Jacket for your House

Most houses in Canada are the equivalent of a thin sweater. It’s just not thick enough for harsh Canadian winters. This creates cold spots and drafts.

We build a Gore-Tex jacket as your house. Warm thick layers of insulation on the inside and breathable material on the outside.

We design and build for Canada.

Insulation levels are increased to provide you with the necessary comfort during the winter, and heat protection during the summer. The materials are chosen to emit as little harmful gases as possible. Cellulose (recycled news paper), and wood are our preferred materials.

This helps save money for heating and cooling
and is good for the environment.

 
 

We look at a house holistically and every detail matters.

Whether it is about the choice of materials, how every single component is manufactured and assembled on site, we combine age old building traditions, with modern building tools and techniques, to create the best home perfectly for you. 

 

 

A typical Passive House suitable wall:

Layers:
1) 1/2" Drywall
2) “Two by Four” Service Cavity (filled with insulation, 3 1/2” thick)
3) Airtight layer of plywood (5/8” thick)
4) Insulation Cavity (TJI or Larson Truss with dense pack cellulose, 9 - 12” thick)
5) “Breathable” vapour open sheathing (5/8” thick)
6) Rain screen (strapping shown)
7) Siding (not shown)

Insulation u-value: 0.094 kWh/m2a or ~R59. At least twice as good as a conventional wall.
Phase shift: 13+ hrs. This is very technical, but it means that it takes a long time for the sun to heat up the inside, protecting you from overheating in the summer.

Insulation material: dense pack cellulose / mineral wool. Healthy and very effective insulation. Cellulose is even made mainly of recycled material.

Request our FREE wall guide here.