Structural Systems

Building the home's structure properly is the most important thing you can do to ensure its future value. Besides the necessity for the home to be safe and sturdy, making sure that no large repairs will need to be made later is desirable for the homeowner.



Superior Walls, Xi wall system, R-5 wall system, 101 best new products

Superior Walls’ Xi and R-5 insulated precast concrete wall systems use up to 70 percent less concrete in a new home than convent

Products
August 01, 2011

Superior Walls’ Xi and R-5 insulated precast concrete wall systems use up to 70 percent less concrete in a new home than conventional foundations.

Product of the Week: MediaWall built-in stone wall

Product of the Week: MediaWall built-in stone wall

Features
March 27, 2011

Eldorado Stone has designed a built-in stone solution to the integrated multimedia space with its new MediaWall. The MediaWall is the latest addition to the company’s revolutionary Gemstone Wall collection of easy-to-create, interior design concepts that transform walls with stone and brick veneer.

Features
March 18, 2011

Designed to eliminate subfloor nail squeaks while providing more holding power, the TetraGrip Subfloor Fastening System from Paslode features a barb-threaded design that allows the fastener to drive like a nail and hold like a screw.

News
January 07, 2011

Homebuilders in Pennsylvania are upset over a new requirement that says all new residential construction must have sprinkler systems installed, The Delaware County Daily Times reported.

Features
December 06, 2010

The largest of the three Show Village homes at 3,060 square feet, the Treasure Sands model is designed specifically for the resort rental market, with accommodations for multiple families and large groups. The four-bedroom house is loaded with a variety of living and entertainment spaces and amenities, including a home theater, hobby room, and master suite retreat.

Features
December 06, 2010

At a scant 528 square feet, the Eco-Cabana model from Palm Harbor Homes may be small in stature but it is mighty when it comes to green living. Designed to meet DOE’s Builders Challenge energy performance requirements of sub-70 on the HERS Index, the model will be loaded with high-performance, sustainable features.

Features
December 06, 2010

Measuring just 30 feet in width, the Sea Breeze model is designed specifically for narrow-lot, infill applications for just about any region or environment in the country — from coastal settings and mountainous areas to urban landscapes and traditional suburban neighborhoods.

Features
December 05, 2010

NAHB Research Center’s latest study identifies wall assemblies that perform the best in mixed-humid climates, such as Washington, D.C., Nashville, and Cincinnati. The claddings used in the study include traditional stucco, fiber-cement siding, brick veneer, manufactured stone, vinyl siding, and insulated vinyl siding.

Features
November 07, 2010

Working with structural insulated panels has its challenges, especially for first-time users. To help shed some light on the common problem areas, we’ve asked a SIPs expert to provide key tips and do’s and don’ts when working with the technology.

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