A panelized custom house was erected in less than a day

By Gary Rinne
Thunder Bay News Watch
August 31, 2022
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: Canada, Canada East

THUNDER BAY — A custom-designed panelized home is drawing attention in the Kakabeka Falls area. The walls of Ron Rosengren’s new home were erected in just five hours on Tuesday by Timber Block Custom Homes. The Quebec-based company uses a patented building style that involves prefabricated panelized walls and more insulation than a typical house, leading to greater energy efficiency. The technique was developed in 2004 but began to win more recognition in 2017 when it won five innovation awards at the International Builders Show. Greg Bruce, regional operations manager based in Innisfil, Ontario, says the system reduces installation time significantly. He said speed of assembly is important these days in particular because it can be challenging to find labour for construction. …The company is affiliated with the Mike Holmes group.

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