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The “portal frame” method for bracing walls against wind and earthquake is still practical, following a series of changes in the fine points of the code.
A remodeler working on a master suite remodel that involves a cathedral ceiling explains how to identify and address faulty roof framing.
When it’s boiled down, there are essentially two standard methods of roof construction, each having some flexibility. We explore both.
What are the guidelines for letting rim joists act as headers in a wall system?
This follow-up article to "Mudsill Layout for a Complex Foundation" describes techniques for framing the first-floor deck.
Comparing the performance of a cellulose-insulated double wall against the same wall insulated with two different thicknesses of low-density open-cell spray foam.
What if I told you I could build a house that would have a life cycle of 500 years?
When it comes to laying out a complex foundation, attention to detail makes the rest of the house easier to frame.
Enclosing an open second-story deck above a kitchen with through-wall flashing poses some unique challenges.
Up to 30% lighter than standard 5/8-inch Type X board, Easi-Lite 30 combines reduced weight with fire resistance.
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