Building Envelope Illustrations

Illustrations and animations can be extremely helpful as reference tools showing construction techniques. The black and white illustrations have been provided by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

Airtight Drywall Approach

Sealed Polyethylene Approach


The following animations provide step by step colour breakdowns of best practices construction techniques.

Finished images show the completed construction in a colour illustration.

Animations Showing Best Practices Finished Image PDF Version
Door Sill Jamb Door Sill Jamb
Exterior Stairwell Exterior Stairwell
Saddle Flashing Saddle Flashing
Exhaust Vent Exhaust Vent
Window Head-Jamb Window Head-Jamb
Window Sill-Jamb Window Sill-Jamb

Salt Spring Island Sustainability Checklist

This newly released guide is for Salt Spring landowners who are planning residential construction including additions, renovations and accessory buildings.