Working With Steel in Residential Construction
21 articles and videos with everything you need to know about incorporating metal into an industry that has been historically dominated by wood-based building materials.
The world of residential construction has a heavy bias toward wood, and, as a result, most home builders aren’t too familiar with lightweight steel framing, or structural steel framing. After all, steel is for those commercial guys, right? Well, actually, steel has a lot to like about it, and can often solve problems—or at least offer useful alternatives—in situations where wood falls short. Here’s a bunch of Fine Homebuilding content—some very recent, and some from farther back in our archives—to help ease that learning curve that comes when working with a new material.