High R-Value Walls: Building Plans for Double-Stud Wall Construction

How to build a house with double-stud walls

12 details for critical connections between walls, roofs, floors, and energy efficient slabs. (Note: These details are from northern Minnesota, where vapor barriers can safely be used. In warmer climates, it's a good idea to omit the interior polyethylene.)

12 Detail drawings in this double-stud wall collection:

  • WALL/FLOOR/FOUNDATION CONNECTIONS
  • WINDOWS
  • DOORS
  • WALL/ROOF CONNECTIONS
  • These details courtesy of:
    Wagner Zaun Architects in Duluth, Minnesota
    Kaplan Thompson Architects in Portland, Maine


    WALL/FLOOR/FOUNDATION CONNECTIONS


    Slab on Grade w/Stem WallDOWNLOAD: PDF | DWG
    Frost-Protected SlabDOWNLOAD: PDF | DWG
    Floor Truss ConnectionDOWNLOAD: PDF | DWG
    Floor Truss to IFC FoundationDOWNLOAD: PDF | DWG


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    WINDOWS


    Window Jamb with FurringDOWNLOAD: PDF | DWG
    Window Head and Sill with FurringDOWNLOAD: PDF | DWG
    Window Sill with FurringDOWNLOAD: PDF | DWG
    Window Head with FurringDOWNLOAD: PDF | DWG

    In-betweenies:
    In-betweenie - HeadDOWNLOAD: PDF | DWG
    In-betweenie - SillDOWNLOAD: PDF | DWG


    DOORS


    Door Head with FurringDOWNLOAD: PDF | DWG
    Door Jamb with FurringDOWNLOAD: PDF | DWG


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    WALL/ROOF CONNECTIONS


    Vaulted CeilingDOWNLOAD: PDF | DWG
    Roof ConnectionDOWNLOAD: PDF | DWG


    Detail Packages that can make old houses energy efficient:

  • Basement Remodeling
  • Sealed Crawl Spaces
  • Energy Star Air Sealing
  • Deep Energy Retrofit
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    4.
    Sun, 02/24/2013 - 20:56

    DWG links pointing to PDF versions of files.
    by Stephen Duck

    With the exception of "Window Jamb with Furring", all of the DWG links are pointing to PDF versions of the files when I try to download them.


    3.
    Wed, 01/23/2013 - 15:47

    More info for James Kennedy
    by Martin Holladay, GBA Advisor

    James,
    The in-betweenie detail links on this page for the pdf files now work. We're still working on fixing the other broken links.


    2.
    Wed, 01/23/2013 - 15:19

    Response to James Kennedy
    by Martin Holladay, GBA Advisor

    James,
    Thanks very much for letting us know about these problems. We're working on fixing them now.


    1.
    Wed, 01/23/2013 - 14:57

    Edited Wed, 01/23/2013 - 15:09.

    not working
    by JMS Build

    The window head/sill with furring and the window sill with furring PDF files do not work.

    The in-betweenie details for windows are linked to the foundation details instead of window details. - PDF & DWG


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