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Friday, 20 August 2010

American Wood House- Platform Framing System







Structure system:
Floors: Wood Joist System
Walls system : Platform framing- wood stud walls.
Subflooring: Plywood/ OSB 3/4" Boards
Stud wall sheating: 4" Bio-Sip Panels
Exterior finishing material: Vertical board siding

Framing, in construction known as light-frame construction, is a building technique based around structural members, usually called studs, which provide a stable frame to which interior and exterior wall coverings are attached, and covered by a roof comprising horizontal ceiling joists and sloping rafters (together forming a truss structure)—all of which are covered by various sheathing materials to give weather resistance.

Modern light-frame structures usually gain strength from rigid panels (plywood and other plywood-like composites such as oriented strand board (OSB) used to form all or part of wall sections, but until recently carpenters employed various forms of diagonal bracing (called wind braces) to stabilize walls.

Light frame construction using standardized dimensional lumber has become the dominant construction method in North America and Australia because of its economy. Use of minimal structural materials allows builders to enclose a large area with minimal cost, while achieving a wide variety of architectural styles.The ubiquitous platform framing and the older balloon framing are the two different light frame construction systems used in North America.