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House Framing: Platform and balloon frame construction PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 21 June 2010 12:59
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House Framing: Platform and balloon frame construction


There are two basic framing: platform and balloon construction, as shown. Platform construction is more common than balloon framing, though balloon framing was working in many of the houses of two floors before 1930.

With both methods, the wall studs and ceiling and floor joists occur every 16 or 24 inches, measured from center to center. These layouts common to take advantage of the ground and the roof, wall materials, less cutting and waste.

Most of the old houses and - 2-4 by the wall studs spaced 16 inches on center, many new homes and - 2-6 by the wall studs are either 16 or 24 inches on center to make exterior walls stronger and allow a larger cavity for wall insulation.

The outer wall of packaging adds rigidity to the structure and provides a firm base for siding, stucco, brick, stone, or other end of the outer wall.

Old houses and country councils sheathing-1/2-inch-thick nailed on the diagonal. Last, most houses, plywood or similar packaging to the dashboard of the vehicle.


house framing methods parts

Packaging the outer surface serves the same purposes for roofing. Most of the roof of the modern packaging is either plywood or oriented Panel scheduled coordinator) plates; spaced wood packaging is common for wood shingle roofs.

With the construction of a platform (as shown in the right), and the walls sit on top of subflooring. Multi-storey houses are built one level at a time the word, and provides a platform for building the next series of walls.

With balloon framing (shown below), the buttons run the full height of the mudsill to the top plate, to a maximum of 20 feet.

This was a popular method by the 1930s and is still sometimes used for plaster and other building houses a two-story walls of these structures and settle more uniformly to reduce the structures of the statute.

But the phrasing of a balloon is more dangerous to the establishment because of its weight and length, and long, straight wall studs required have grown increasingly expensive and scarce.

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