Rainbow Home Builders is a Vancouver-based construction company with over 30 years experience. We focus on home renovations, forming, framing, finishing carpentry and custom residential home projects throughout the lower Mainland.
When viewing a framed house before the wall coverings are installed, the building often seems complicated and to some, a daunting project. House framing actually consists of several separate “projects” assembled into one to create the finished home. Taken in that context, house or building framing is not all that difficult. With today’s advances in air tools, such as framing nailers, you don’t even have to be an experienced hammer swinger to frame a house. It is a good idea, however, for the inexperienced to begin with a small, simple construction, rather than a two story, complex design. A garage or garden shed is a good example. In most instances you will be constructing from building plans, and that’s definitely the easiest for the inexperienced. Make sure you follow all specs and elevation drawings.
A building is basically framed in sections and the sections joined together.
The most common framing material is wood, but metal framing is becoming more popular. Metal may be desired in some areas and may be a code regulation in other areas as well. Regardless of the type of construction, make sure you check with local building authorities as to regulations pertaining to construction and framing, as well as to obtain any needed permits.
Two types of construction are used, balloon and platform, with platform being the most common.