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Structural Panel House Sandwich MA

This is a fully structural panel house built in 3 weeks from foundation up including 3 floor decks. Designed by architect Greg Delory and engineered by Fire Tower Engineered Timber.

Bethlehem Balance Yoga Center

Balance Bethlehem Yoga Center in Bethlehem NH is a small commercial building built to high performance standards. Foard Panel was deeply involved in the engineering and built the entire structural shell including the 24″ deep roof trusses and the interior

SIPs and the IECC-12 Energy Code

INTRODUCTION The 2012 IECC requires higher levels of insulation than previous energy codes. As with most ICC residential model codes, there are 2 main paths to compliance, 1) prescriptive and 2) performance. Most conventional (stick-frame-and-infill) homes use the prescriptive method.

Open Vs. Closed Cell Foams

Introduction We’re often asked if our foam cores are closed-cell vs. open-cell. Technically, plastic foams commonly used for insulation are all open-cell to a certain degree. There are some materials advertised as “closed-cell”, but it’s a question of degree, rather

Cohassett Nearing Completion

The Cohassett Sailing Club is a beautiful timber frame with Foard Panel EPS Structural Insulate Panels. As usual we completed our 3D model and Used it to Pre-cut all the panels so they could be assembled quickly on Site. Now

Helzburg Observatory

One of the most unique projects we have ever worked on, this is a personal observatory. None of the walls are or windows are plumb, and the we had to work with custom steel intended to support the big telescopes

Huber ZIP System & SIPs

Huber Engineered Woods has released a housewrap-less sheathing system called ZIP System. This is basically OSB sheathing (7/16” thick for walls and 1/2” & 5/8” thick for roofs) with a liquid water resistive/water vapor permeable coating on the outside. Their

SIPs and the IECC-09 Energy Code

The 2009 IECC requires higher levels of insulation than previous energy codes. As with most ICC residential model codes, there are 2 main paths to compliance, 1) prescriptive and 2) performance. Most conventional (stick-frame-and-infill) homes use the prescriptive method. Because

Haystack Base Lodge Update

We are done with our part of the Haystack Mountain Base Lodge! Just in time for the nice Spring weather to come in, though a last minute April snowstorm has left some remnants in the valleys and the mud is

Tiny House by Foard Panel

Foard Panel has helped a number of people make effective use of small spaces One of our more unique projects is Doug Immel’s Tiny mobile home. Here it is before the finishes are applied. Doug Immel gives a tour of

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