Homemade Efficiency - Tilt Wall Ontario

Project Details

Building Use: Single Family Home
Building Location: Burk’s Fall, ON
Number of Panels: 17
Total Wall Panel Surface Area sq. ft 5893
Heaviest panel in lbs.: 57,100 lbs.
Largest panel in sq. ft.: 856 sq. ft.
Tallest panel inches: 251
Length of Widest Panel inches: 500
Size of Largest Panel sq. ft.: 626


Joe Vella is much like any other person in Ontario. He wants his lifestyle to be more sustainable, reduce his monthly expenses and use the talents of local experts.

Vella’s new home in Burk’s Falls would be built on these principles. “We were looking to make the most efficient home that we could,” explained Vella. “We wanted to build a home that didn’t require any heat at all and came up with a design that we thought could achieve it. That was the easy part – finding a way to build it was more challenging.”

The off-grid one-storey home design was unlike any other, with durable concrete construction, off-grid components, large south-facing patio doors, airy lofts and two curving steel roofs.
Vella was reading about concrete construction methods and came across Tilt Wall. He quickly reached out. “They were very enthusiastic to do this project,” added Vella. “We had people quote on this, and they didn’t obviously want to do the job. Tilt Wall was fair. They gave me a good price and they really got involved in the project.”

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