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.
Location & YearBurk's Falls, Ontario
CategorySpecialty Concrete Structure
Total # of Panels17
Weight of Heaviest Panel57,100 lbs
Height of Tallest Panel21 ft
Length of Widest Panel42 ft
Size of Largest Panel856 sq ft
Insulated Panels4,151 sq ft
Non-insulated Panels1,626 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.