Wood-frame construction entails the use of wood-framing members, typically dimensional lumber, I-joists, or prefabricated wood trusses, spaced relatively close, and used with sheathing or decking to create a structure that can withstand loads.
What is another term for wood frame construction?
Timber framing (Holzfachwerk) and "post-and-beam" construction are traditional methods of building with heavy timbers, creating structures using squared-off and carefully fitted and joined timbers with joints secured by large wooden pegs.
What is the meaning of wood framing?
What are the cons of wood frame construction?
The disadvantages to wood construction include vulnerability to water damage, fire, decay, and termites.
Is wood frame better than concrete?
Concrete blocks are sturdy but they do not have a very high R-value, or the ability to resist heat transfer. Good insulation has a high R-value. Wood frame construction provides a cavity for high performance insulation to be easily added to the wall to boost wood framing's insulation performance.