September 13, 2017

Installing INTELLO PLUS In Wood Frame Buildings With Blow-In Insulation

This video covers how to properly install INTELLO Plus membrane with blow-in insulation, such as cellulose, loose fiberglass, or Havelock sheep wool insulation. In these situations, INTELLO Plus serves as interior enclosure airtightness, smart vapor retarder, a moisture management system, and netting for packing blow-in insulation behind. Here is a list of the top install tips […]

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September 5, 2017

Introduction to GUTEX Thermowall: External Insulation + Finish

GUTEX, our favorite wood fiber insulation provider, has a new system available in North America for the first time: GUTEX Thermowall. Thermowall is an external insulation finish system (EIFS) consisting of thick, continuous GUTEX wood fiber insulation board and a 3-layer stucco system. It is highly versatile and can be used over wood, metal and […]

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August 30, 2017 img_3803

Leaky OSB: A Game of Chance

Everyday at 475 we have dozens of conversations with builders all over North America. We often generate the ideas for this blog based on common trends, questions, and concerns… basically, things we find we’re repeating. And it’s worth repeating and repeating: don’t depend on OSB for airtightness. Why? OSB is not manufactured to be an air […]

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August 16, 2017

Unboxing The PR-60 Pyramid Daylight system From LAMILUX

The 475 team recently traveled to Hanover, NH joining up with LAMILUX partners to assist in the installation the LAMILUX PR-60 pyramid skylight in a retrofit of a historic home. This fully customized roof light will transform the interior kitchen space using daylight. Commitment to performance is standard for LAMILUX, and is reflected in all […]

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August 16, 2017

Hooray for Double Standards: Passive House + LEED Platinum in Quebec

Sarah Cobb and William Murray of Construction Rocket Inc. are dedicated to bringing about radical change in the building industry. As Passive House Certified Builders, they are committed to ensuring energy performance, even in harsh, challenging climates. And their recently completed Springhouse in Abercorn, Quebec, proves that Passive House design and construction doesn’t have to compromise […]

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