Frugal House Framing Brentwood NY

Carpenters in Brentwood love wood. The smell of fresh sawdust on a crisp fall morning, the slap and ring of hammers on boards, the sturdy feel of a new house frame—what's not to love?

Local Companies

Roberts Plywood Co.
45 North Industry Court
Deer Park, NY
Fastenal- Hicksville
73 Bloomingdale Rd Hicksville, NY, 11801
Hicksville, NY
East Islip True Value Lumber
(631) 581-1869
33 Wall St
East Islip, NY
Ferreteria Solar El Almacigo, Inc
(787) 856-2670
Bo Almacigo Bajo Carr 371 Km 1.4
Yauco, NY
The Home Depot
65 Crooked Hill Road
Commack, NY
(631) 651-8651
698 Fort Salonga Rd
Northport, NY
Suburban Mills
16 Railroad St
Huntington Station, NY
Lowe's of Patchogue
825 Mantauk Highway East Patchogue, NY, 11772
East Patchogue, NY
Comercial Tortuguero, Inc
(787) 858-2965
Carr #2 Km 41.3
Vega Baja, NY
The Home Depot
10 Gateway Blvd
Patchogue, NY
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Carpenters love wood. The smell of fresh sawdust on a crisp fall morning, the slap and ring of hammers on boards, the sturdy feel of a new house frame—what's not to love?

So it's no surprise that when we set out to frame a home, sometimes we use a little more lumber than we really need. Sometimes we use a lot more. And sometimes, as building scientist Joe Lstiburek puts it, framers use wood like drunken sailors spending their paychecks on shore leave.

But wood isn't free, or even cheap. It has a cost in dollars, in forested acres logged, and in natural ecosystems disrupted. Over-framed walls also leak more energy—enough to show up on fuel bills, and to make a difference in comfort. And there's a labor cost: more sticks to handle, more cuts to make, and more nails to pound.

Other things being equal, economizing on framing lumber makes a lot of sense. For builders willing to learn, there are proven ways to cut back on unnecessary framing lumber use, without compromising structural strength—and while saving energy.


Around the country, a handful of leading builders are fine-tuning their building shells to save both lumber and energy. For companies such as New Town Builders of Denver and Veridian Homes of Madison, Wis., advanced framing is just one part of a larger concept.

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ENOUGH ALREADY: If framing details aren't spelled out, framers may run amok, observes building scientist Joseph Lstiburek.

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