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Foundations & Framing

  • Armstrong QuikStix Drywall Grid System

    Armstrong’s QuikStix pre-engineered drywall grid system uses two types of studs. The company claims the system cuts framing time in half.

     
  • Gold Coat Joist Hangar Hardware

    Engineered for corrosive environments, such as right on the ocean.

     
  • Fypon Mesa Beam

    This polyurethane beam sports a woodgrain texture and comes pre-primed. Useful for both interior and exterior applications, the beam's hollow core ensures that it's lightweight, too.

     
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    Resin Studs

    The EcoStud stud and track system is for use in non-load-bearing walls

     
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    Truss and Rafter Screw

    The SDWC structural wood screw fastens trusses and rafters to top plates without hardware

     
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    Insulated Lumber

    Trus Joist's TJ Insulated Structural Framing Components make it a little easier to build energy-efficient houses

     
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    Easy Dome

    The Universal Dome Kit simplifies the framing for an elegant ceiling detail

     
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    Rigid Insulation Baffle

    The Smart Baffle is made from corrugated plastic and comes in versions for 16-inch and 24-inch framing

     
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    Slow Burner

    Weyerhaeuser’s Flak Jacket is an intumescent fire-resistant coating for Trus Joist TJIs

     
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    Band-Joist Solution

    Fill the fire-rated Insul Cube with blown insulation, then friction-fit between the joists

     
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    Formwork for Carpenters

    Developed by a Utah contractor, the Spider Tie system is for builders and remodelers who want to do their own formwork

     
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    Ultimate Framer

    With the Chappell Master Framer, you can calculate cuts for complex roof frames

     
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    Warmer, Drier Basements

    Superior Wallsí XiPlus foundation panels have an insulation value of R-21

     
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    Repairable Moment Frame

    The Strong Frame SMF withstands earthquakes better than most special moment frames, says Simpson

     
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    Heavy-Duty Truss Hangers

    Simpson's new truss hangers are said to have some of the highest loads in the industry

     
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    No More Sonotubes

    Reinforced-concrete Perma-Columns keep wood posts away from ground moisture

     
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    Crawlspace Cover

    The 8 Mil Floor Liner is durable and easy to install, says the maker

     
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    Shrink-Resistant Floor Tie Screw

    The SDWF structural wood screw is designed to help compensate for a structure's shrinkage over time

     
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    Flex-Drain Expandable Drain Pipe

    Flex-Drain holds its shape like a giant bendy straw, eliminating the need to cut pipes and insert fittings.

     
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    Guardrail System for Fall Protection

    The Horizontal Under-Eave Guardrail System is an easy-on, easy-off rooftop railing for use with trusses.

     
 
 
 
 
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