· Plan A: Home Style and Plan
· Plan B: Lot Excavation
· Plan C: Foundation
· Plan D: House Framing
· Plan E: Roofing
· Plan F: Doors and Windows
· Plan G: Plumbing
· Plan H: Electrical Wiring
· Plan I: HVAC
· Plan J: Insulation
· Plan K: Exterior Home
· Plan L: Walls, Ceiling, Trim
· Plan M: Kitchen and Bath
· Plan N: Cleaning Closet
· Plan O: Flooring
· Plan P: Lighting
· Plan Q: Other Amenities
· Plan R: Garage / Pathways
· Plan S: Landscaping
· Plan T: Interior Design
 Construction Specification Planning  

Plan D: House Framing

record and note your design specs: download spec sheet

what you need to do —

  • Framing is where your house begins to take shape. You want to inspect the work often to make sure the framing is going as planned.

  • There are two types of framing materials:
    1. wood framing: for information
    2. steel framing: for information

      arguments for: steel vs. wood

      view our construction specification sheet for discussion

  • Some points to consider:

    ·· get to know the framer — this person is one of the most important players in your home construction project
    ·· make sure the framer is highly skilled with ready references from satisfied customers and contractors — check their work references
    ·· spend a little extra money for better grade quality lumber — it will produce a better frame
    ·· order special materials ahead of time to ensure timely delivery

    have the framing inspected thoroughly before making payment — you need to inspect the walls, roofing, etc., to ensure they are spaced properly for plumbing, HVAC, electrical, etc.

    find home inspector

  • View "How House Construction Works" from howstuffworks.com:
    floor framing
    wall framing
    roof framing

  • Check framing building codes:

  • Find Pre-screened Contractors:
    click to search contractors

    Search local yellow pages:

Home Building Steps
step 1:analyze
step 2:location
step 3:hm styles
step 4:hm plans
step 5:spec plan
step 6:builder
step 7:financing
step 8:manage
step 9:decorate


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