What is a Sustainable Home?

In the leading edge of the home building industry there are lots of terms for high-performance homes. Terms such as green homes, net zero homes, passive house, and sustainable homes come up often. Sometimes it can be difficult to know the difference, or what each term...

Why Should I Have an HRV/ERV?

It has been a while since we have last blogged. You could say a lot has happened, but that would be an understatement. A year and a half ago we were optimistic here in Manitoba about our covid numbers. The province was opening, everyone was allowed to dine indoors...

Why Should I Build a “Sustainable” Home?

Imagine this. The year is 168,000 BC. You’ve just returned from a successful deer hunt. You’re sitting around the fire with a handful of berries trying to stay warm. The nights are getting cooler again for some odd reason. You see your crazy neighbour Gorg...

Joist End Details

Hi Y’all! This episode was born out of a recent job one of our contractors did recently. They had to replace some insulation that was improperly installed around joist ends. This job wasn’t a proper vapour barrier, and rather than preventing moisture from...