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Bring Advanced Framing to Your Job Site

Less lumber means lower construction costs and more room for insulation

Conventionally built houses use more lumber than is actually necessary, which increases costs, facilitates thermal bridging, and takes room that could be used for insulation. In this article, builder and remodeling contractor Danny Kelly details his techniques for using advanced framing in houses by addressing some key questions about the process. Kelly explains how to start the layout for stacked framing; how to manage backing for trim; how to lift long, wobbly walls; how to eliminate extra studs; how to fasten drywall at inside corners; how to connect wall sections without using a second top plate; and how to troubleshoot on the job site.

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