Posts Tagged ‘Airtight Drywall Approach’

ecoHouse 4 - Vapour Barrier Ideas - Try mounting OSB on the inside

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

We are currently in an evolutionary period of home construction. Climate issues, resource depletion and market demand are driving innovation in both product and building technique. The old standby wall recipe of 2×6s, glass fibre insulation and polyethylene saw us through the last few decades, but doesn’t measure up anymore with building codes, nor the trend towards high-performance housing.

By Mike Reynolds (more…)


Monday, July 4th, 2011

Reno to five living units makes an award winner

Through the renovation and conversion of a historic structure this unusual project has created a dramatic, modern and sustainable building. The project took a redundant 1940s schoolhouse, located in East Vancouver’s historic Strathcona neighbourhood, and transformed it into five distinctive residential units for the client and his extended family.

By Maia Low AND Leah Nyrose