Joe’s Home

Joe’s Home

Project Details

This is a remote custom-built off-grid home in Burk’s Falls, Ontario that was built using 17 tilt-up panels to create a sustainable construction experience.

Joe Vella wanted his lifestyle to be more sustainable, reduce his monthly expenses and use the talents of local experts. He reached out to many contractors, who refused to even consider his audacious idea. Tilt Wall was open and willing to help Joe realize his dreams.

Using Tilt Wall’s construction technique, knowledge and willingness to try new things, the exterior insulated walls and interior non-insulated walls were formed on the concrete floor and tilted into place in just a few days over a month. Creating and assembling wall sections onsite lowered construction costs and increased energy efficiencies.

The result was a durable concrete structure that uses thermal mass properties to greatly reduce the amount of energy required to maintain comfortable interior temperatures – Joe could not be happier.

2020 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award


Location & Year

Burk's Falls, Ontario




Total # of Panels


Weight of Heaviest Panel

57,100 lbs

Height of Tallest Panel

21 ft

Length of Widest Panel

42 ft

Size of Largest Panel

856 sq ft

Insulated Panels

4,151 sq ft

Non-insulated Panels

1,626 sq ft

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About Tilt Wall

Tilt Wall is a subcontractor committed to bringing a superior building product to the Ontario construction industry since 2001. With its tilt-up construction and design experience it is able to assist their clients design buildings with lasting beauty and value. It takes pride in building lasting relationships, and impacting the lives of those around them in positive ways.

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