August 23, 2016
Taking care of the siding, trim, and paint at the uppermost gable peak before raising the wall saved time
August 22, 2016
Leave the heavy wall lifting to Jack—Wall Jack, that is
August 21, 2016
Advanced framing, or OVE (optimum value engineering) is a slightly different way to build than standard 16-in.-o.c. stick framing, using similar components. There is more to it than just eliminating…
August 15, 2016
Framing the second floor gable walls on the second floor deck from bottom plate to ridge simplifies the steps
August 11, 2016
Maine Deck Brackets, or MDBs, work great in many situations. They allow the deck framing to stand off the wall, simplifying waterproofing measures and limiting thermal bridging, especially in a situation…
August 10, 2016
Although grounded in familiar stick-framing principles, this assembly is very progressive.
August 8, 2016
Simple waste management saves the cost of roll-off containers.
August 2, 2016
Maine Deck Brackets leave plenty of space for exterior insulation behind the deck ledger
August 1, 2016
AdvanTech subfloor adhesive foam/gel works down to 20F, dispenses with the touch of a finger and bonds to wet and frozen lumber
July 29, 2016
The development of platform framing, the system for framing houses that was developed in the 1940’s and is still in general use today, was a big factor in being able…
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