Roof framing, window options, and a mechanical advantage add up to lower bills and a higher quality home
Our friend in Victoria BC, the Samurai Carpenter walks us through the timber frame tiny home that he has crafted—much of it from driftwood.
Furring the inside of masonry walls makes room for wires and can significantly improve the R-value
It's easy to air seal the middle of the wall where there are no gaps, cracks, or joints. The edges are a different story, especially when one edge is wood and the other is concrete.
Sharp eyes, precise blows — and tender fingers trusting — the carpenter’s aim.
Regular walls just won't cut it anymore. Higher-achieving energy codes mean higher-performance walls, airtightness targets, and home energy rating system (HERS) scores. Here are six improvement targets to shoot for.