Double-Stud Wall Simplified; Low Cost, High Performance thoughts?
This is my first question while I’ll been a reading of this blog for some years now. I live in the Ottawa, Ontario region which is in zone 6 and I’m in the process of designing a house with the pretty good house approach in mind. I prefer simple construction methods and details that would allow me to take on as much as I can while what ends up being contracted out is something easily buildable that any contractor should be familiar with.
This brings me to the good ol double stud wall. We here to this day still have a passionate discourse about everything from dew point, permeance, OSB sheathing getting wet and the importance of attention to detail for the integrity and performance of your dense-pack cellulose wall system. There is builder in Quebec called Rocket Construction who uses no structural sheathing much like the guys at 475 High Performance have shown in this project: https://foursevenfive.ca/blog/project-spotlight-three-tree-builds-high-performance-house-without-sheathing/
And here are the details from Rocket Contruction:
What do you guys think of such simplified systems?
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