Frugal House Framing White Plains NY

Carpenters in White Plains 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

BRUCKNER LUMBER & BUILDING SUPPLY
(718) 585-8787
259 Bruckner Blvd Bronx, NY, 10454
Bronx, NY
Lowe's of Clarkstown
845-351-3500
100 Overlook Blvd Nanuet, NY, 10954
Nanuet, NY
A-Z Apartment Building Supply
718-620-0202
829 Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY
The Home Depot
(914)593-7110
1 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY
Kmart 9416 / Cross Merch
(914) 684-1184
399 Tarrytown Rd
White Plains, NY
Palmer Ace Hardware
(201) 262-0900
940 Kinderkamack Rd, Charlie Browns Restaurant in Oradell
River Edge, NJ
Fastenal- Suffern
845-357-9515
11 Washington Avenue Suffern, NY, 10901
Suffern, NY
Family Discount Center
(914) 939-4321
112 S Ridge St
Rye Brook, NY
Great Neck Hardware
516-439-4399
135 Cuttermill Rd
Great Neck, NY
The Home Depot
(914)235-7575
55 Weyman Ave
New Rochelle, 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.

BUILDER EVOLUTION

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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