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High R-Value Walls: Building Details 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.)

Note: Unfortunately, some of the double-stud wall details shown on this page exist only as pdf files; for these details, dwg files are currently unavailable.

12 Detail drawings in this double-stud wall collection:


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:

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