Closed Wall Panel Systems

Paradigm’s closed wall panel systems are at the forefront of modern home development. We optimize precision, lower labour costs and reduce waste. Built in a controlled environment keeps moisture out of the walls and helps create a healthy indoor climate.

Efficient & Effective

Advantages of a Closed Wall System

  • The Complete Wall System meets passive house/net zero requirements at R39 (U = 0.15).
  • With high-end equipment, we are able to insulate our walls with dense pack cellulose – a recycled product
  • We add a layer of hardwood fibre board for additional insulation
  • Choice of siding, complete with insulation, a service layer and inner drywall layer
  • Premium European windows for energy efficiency


Exceeding wall construction standards

How do we compare?

Paradigm Panels wall construction

Standard wall construction

Live in a controlled indoor climate

The unique closed wall system not only reduces energy consumption by 90%, it also sequesters GHG (Greenhouse Gases). The lumber and wood fibres naturally store Greenhouse Gases, maximizing energy efficiency. It is important to us that our wall system is environmentally friendly and does not contain any plastics or similar products.

For heat protection, this wall system performs at twice the rate of a standard wall. The wall keeps the warmth in the house in the winter and the heat out in the summer. Excellent insulation not only helps to lower your utility cost, it also creates a much better indoor climate. After all, you want to live in a home beneficial to your health.

Our wall system easily exceeds the requirements of Step Code 5, which will become comprehensive in BC by 2032. It is also breathable, creating an even more favourable indoor climate and a dry environment resistant to mould. Installed correctly, moisture is able to move through and out of the wall system.

  1. Drywall
  2. Service layer
  3. OSB
  4. 2×10 wall frame with insulation
  5. Hardwood fibre board
  6. Rear ventilated layer
  7. Siding

Premium Insulation

We insulate our walls with dense pack cellulose with a high-end machine. This not only produces optimal results it also allows a level of quality control that cannot be achieved when insulating onsite. Using recycled cellulose also makes our wall carbon negative – meaning that we sequester more Green House Gases than we emit in the build process. In addition, we can insulate our walls with virtually zero waste as the system adapts from wall cavity to wall cavity.

The wood fibre within our closed wall systems provides superior insulation. This natural product, together with the cellulose, ensures a large thermal mass and a much longer phase shift.

What is a phase shift? As the summer temperatures rise outdoors, thermal energy is stored in the walls of your home. A home built with standard walls has a phase shift of around five hours, meaning it will take five hours for your home to reach outside temperatures. A home with a closed wall system will stay cooler for much longer, storing the thermal energy rather than transferring it indoors. This conserves energy typically used to cool a home and maintains a comfortable indoor climate.





See the difference

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Over its lifespan a home built with Paradigm Closed Wall Panels will consume 10% as much energy as a conventional house, with 2×6 wall construction and fibreglass insulation. Our wall system only loses approximately 0.15 W of heat energy per square meter, whereas a standard wall build up loses more than double this amount, at approximately 0.30 W per square meter.

Our wall system combined with highly insulated windows and air tight building, complies with the very rigorous passive house standard. A house that requires only minimal energy for heating can easily be pushed to net-zero. Simply adding solar energy panels can create a house that produces, on average, as much energy as it requires.

Why Closed Wall Panels?

In Canada, 36% of GHG emissions come from our homes and transportation. Reducing energy consumption through more efficient homes not only helps the climate but also lowers utility bills. Our closed wall panels are highly energy efficient – helping you to build sustainable and healthy homes.

What is a Passive House?

Passive House design uses high insulation, high-efficiency windows and doors, and heat recovery to reduce heating and cooling demand by up to 90% over a conventional house. Not only does this reduce our carbon footprint, but it saves up to 90% on utility bills, increasing affordability for residents.

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Paradigm Building Solutions Ltd.
756 Old Sawmill Court
Louis Creek, BC V0E 2E0