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Alaska Cold Climate Housing Research Center : How to Build a Raised Floor System

rockies63 | Posted in General Questions on

Here’s a great Youtube video on how to build an insulated raised floor system from the people who know cold.

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    I was surprised to see this video is so recent. They are still suggesting a floor with no continuous insulation on either the top of bottom? That's a recipe for cold feet in any northern climate zone.

    I think these links give much better advice:

  2. rockies63 | | #2

    I did wonder about that too. I also thought they might have used a product like Menbrain if they didn't want to use poly.

    One interesting method I saw was from this off-gridder.
    Part 1
    Part 2
    Third Year review

    Personally, I prefer using SIP panels on beams but I know a lot of people on here ask about raised floor systems for sheds and small cabins, etc, so I'm always looking for other options.

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      MALCOLM TAYLOR | | #3


      It feels like this thread is going backwards. First a 1980s style floor with batts, and then a link to bubble foil.

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