The Nelson Panelized System

The Nelson Panelized System

Our panelized walls offer a complete framing system, built with top grade Canadian kiln-dried lumber. Panels come in pre-built sections, have framed-in window and door openings, and OSB sheathing applied. This ensures quick framing time, lower labour cost, and less material waste.

Other advantages include:

*Components that are factory built using state-of-the-art technology to ensure accuracy
*Components that are numbered and cross-referenced for quick assembly at your job site
*Delivery to your building site within weeks of ordering
*The ability to be your own builder
*The ability to build green, using environmentally friendly materials and creating less waste

Why The Nelson Panelized System?

Climate Controlled Production

Roof trusses, wall panels and stairs are manufactured in factories, keeping the lumber from the elements of nature. This means straighter components due to less warping, twisting, and swelling.
With straighter walls you’ll have fewer problems with nail pops, ceiling cracks or corner cracks.Your windows and doors will fit properly, requiring fewer repairs and adjustments later on.
Cost Savings

The Nelson system of pre-planning virtually eliminates costly and time-consuming construction errors and material shortages or overages. Less labor is required to erect the structure; independent research shows a reduction of as much as 60% of framing time.
Guaranteed price up front. There are no surprises, such as unexpected price increases for materials. Nelson Homes provides one of the best price guarantees in the industry.
Less material is wasted and job-site cleanup costs are reduced.
Your home will be to lock-up stage quickly, reducing the chance of weather delays and theft.
Excellent Quality

Manufacturing adheres to strict building standards and codes; components are thoroughly inspected at every stage.
Specialized computer equipment ensures precision-built components. Even the most complex roof systems are built to fit precisely.
Less Home Builder Stress

Major work is completed before the package arrives.
You’ll spend less time researching the vast array of product choices. Nelson Homes’ experienced representatives will assist with your decisions, offering advice and product knowledge.
You can move in sooner, and pay less interest.
What is included?

A better built home, in less time, with more peace of mind.

Material specified is the standard specification. A wide variety of options are avaialble. Materials supplied will conform to the Building Code in your area.

Floor System – Including joists or trusses, beam, teleposts and OSB subfloor
Roof System – Trusses, gables, ladders, OSB sheathing, hardware, roof vents, flashing, soffit, fascia and shingles
Wall System – Wall panels built in sections, exterior and interior. Ready for wiring; walls come complete with framed window and door openings, and OSB sheathing applied. House wrap (air barrier) is also including in the package.
Windows – Vinyl windows in picture, casement, or awning style, as per plan.
Exterior Doors – Ready to install, primed, insulated steel doors with weather stripping, metal cladding, jambs, brick mould and sills.
Siding – Vinyl siding and trim kit
Insulation – Fiberglass wall insulation, ceiling insulation, and polyethylene vapour barrier.
Drywall – Aqua board, polyethylene vapour barrier, tape, corner bead, joint cement.
Interior Finish – Stairs, doors, jambs, locksets, casing, baseboard, closet shelving, and hardware. Interior wood-turned railings may be included on some models.
Note: Homes with garages come with an insulated overhead door, in addition to all the framing and insulation materials.

Insulation & R values

What are R-values?
In construction, the R-value is the measurement of a material’s capacity to resist heat flow from one side to the other. In simple terms, R-values measure the effectiveness of insulation and a higher number represents more effective insulation.

R-values are additive. For instance if you have a material with an R-value of 12 attached to another material with an R-value of 3, then both materials combined have an R-value of 15.

R-value Units
As we said before, the R-value measures the thermal resistance of a material. This can also be expressed as the temperature difference that will cause one unit of heat to pass through one unit of area over a period of time.

What are U-factors?
Many energy modeling programs and code calculations require U-factors (sometimes called U-values) of assemblies. The U-factor is the heat transfer coefficient, which simply means that it is a measure of an assembly’s capacity to transfer thermal energy across its thickness. The U-factor of an assembly is the reciprocal of the total R-value of the assembly.

Building Material R-values
The R-values for specific assemblies like doors and glazing can vary significantly based on special materials that the manufacturer uses. For instance, using argon gas in a double pane insulating glass unit will dramatically improve the R-value. Consult manufacturer literature for values specific to your project.

All this is well and fine but you may be asking: What does all this mean?
Well lets for a minute take a look at a standard house build before the 60’s.

A typical house then was build with 2×4 stud construction. Most often with R12 insulation,but sometimes builders only used an R8 insulation or even worse none. and wood siding.


Air Films (Things like tyvek or building paper)
Exterior 0.17

Air Space
Minimum 1/2″ up to 4″ 1.00

Building Board
Gypsum Wall Board 1/2″ 0.45
Plywood 1/2″ 0.62
Plywood 1″ 1.25

Insulating Materials
R-11 Mineral Fiber with 2×4 metal studs @ 16″ OC 5.50
R-11 Mineral Fiber with 2×4 wood studs @ 16″ OC 12.44
R-11 Mineral Fiber with 2×4 metal studs @ 24″ OC 6.60
R-19 Mineral Fiber with 2×6 metal studs @ 16″ OC 7.10
R-19 Mineral Fiber with 2×6 metal studs @ 24″ OC 8.55
R-19 Mineral Fiber with 2×6 wood studs @ 24″ OC 19.11
Expanded Polystyrene (Extruded) 1″ 5.00
Polyurethane Foam (Foamed on site) 1″ 6.25
Polyisocyanurate (Foil Faced) 1″ 7.20

Masonry and Concrete
Common Brick 4″ 0.80
Face Brick 4″ 0.44
Concrete Masonry Unit (CMU) 4″ 0.80
Concrete Masonry Unit (CMU) 8″ 1.11
Concrete Masonry Unit (CMU) 12″ 1.28
Concrete 60 pounds per cubic foot 1″ 0.52
Concrete 70 pounds per cubic foot 1″ 0.42
Concrete 80 pounds per cubic foot 1″ 0.33
Concrete 90 pounds per cubic foot 1″ 0.26
Concrete 100 pounds per cubic foot 1″ 0.21
Concrete 120 pounds per cubic foot 1″ 0.13
Concrete 150 pounds per cubic foot 1″ 0.07
Granite 1″ 0.05
Sandstone / Limestone 1″ 0.08

Aluminum / Vinyl (not insulated) 0.61
Aluminum / Vinyl (1/2″ insulation) 1.80

Hardwood 3/4″ 0.68
Tile 0.05
Carpet with fiber pad 2.08
Carpet with rubber pad 1.23

Asphalt Shingles 0.44
Wood Shingles 0.97

Single Pane 1/4″ 0.91
Double Pane with 1/4″ air space 1.69
Double Pane with 1/2″ air space 2.04
Double Pane with 3/4″ air space 2.38
Triple Pane with 1/4″ air spaces 2.56
Triple Pane with 1/2″ air spaces 3.23

Wood, solid core 1 3/4″ 2.17
Insulated metal door 2″ 15.00

Saving enery

IMG_1117With gas and electricity increasing almost every time you get your bill, we all want to save on energy loses to lower expenses.
Insulating and increasing the amount of insulation definitely helps. One other way is to stop thermo bridging, which is when the cold out side is transferred to the inside through the studs within the wall system.

Nelson Homes new green build system help save on those increasingly high energy bills; buy increasing the insulation of there walls to a R30 as well arrest the thermo bridging process.
With this new system you get the benefits of savings for a life time with very little increase in Initial cost.
Nelson Homes. The better way to build.

Call Dave at 403-634-4833 today to learn more.

Panelization Versus Stick Framing

A Better Way to Build

Here is a video of how panelized framing saves costs in many ways.   It saves in labour costs, down time, waste Management, shorter build time, quicker to lock up stage, sub trades such as electrical & plumbing can start sooner, and much much more, which all leads to a happier customer and on to the next project sooner.

Aladdin Enterprize has been constructing panelized homes since 1999, along side Nelson Homes / Nelson lumber company and Nelson design services since 1956