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.



supply chain management, purchasing, lumber purchasing, lumber prices

How to get the best price at the lumber yard

Features
October 23, 2011

When it comes to getting the best price on lumber, it’s not always about the volume of material purchased — relationships count.

Boise Cascade, Conditioned Airspace HVAC framing, 101 best new products

Boise Cascade offers the new Conditioned Airspace HVAC framing system

Products
August 02, 2011

The new Conditioned Airspace HVAC framing system from Boise Cascade is designed for placing HVAC systems inside the insulated, air-sealed shell of homes.

TetraGrip Subfloor Fastening System, Paslode, 101 best new products, fastener

The TetraGrip Subfloor Fastening System from Paslode features a barb-threaded design that allows the fastener to drive like a na

Products
August 01, 2011

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.

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.

Features
February 14, 2011

There are a number of reasons builders might make the decision to switch building products, materials, or systems. A different product may offer first-cost or labor savings over your current product. Or perhaps it will make your homes more energy efficient or green, and thus more marketable to potential buyers. Regardless of the reason, switching products does pose risks and challenges for builders.

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.

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