Green Building Framing Amarillo TX

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BrandyWine Homes, Inc.
(806) 342-0577
Amarillo, TX
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Texas Premier Homes
(806) 373-5962
Amarillo, TX
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Angel Perez Concrete
(806) 672-5794
904 Gardenia St
Amarillo, TX
Alternate Phone Number
(806) 383-1130
Services
Concrete Contractors, Concrete Company, Paving Curb Gutters, Concrete Foundation, Concrete Contractor
Hours
Sun up to sun down from Mon-Fri. By appointment on Saturday if needed

Sterling Classics Homes, Ltd
4645 Sweetwater Blvd, Suite 700
Sugar Land, TX
Services
Custom Builder

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Dan Vanderwoude Construction Company
(214) 920-2432
7200 Stemmons Frwy. Suite 907
Dallas, TX
Services
Electrical, Fencing, Mirrors, Concrete Foundations, Drywall and Plaster, Paving, Central Heating System, Decks & Porches, Disability Alterations, Concrete Flatwork, Garage & Carport, Demolition, Landscaping - garden, Hot Tubs & Spas, Cabinets, Lighting, Closets & Garage Organizers, Flooring, Air Conditioning & Cooling, Bathroom remodeling, Appliance installation, Cleaning service, Heating, Central Vacuum, Gas Piping, Doors, Insulation, Plaster & Stucco, Multiple Room Renovation, Carpenters, K…
Company Information
Years in Business : 36 Years
Languages Spoken : English
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License # : No License Provided

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B&M Asset Group, LLC
(806) 418-2260
Amarillo, TX
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Red Mountain Homes
(806) 350-6791
Amarillo, TX
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

CUSTOM HOME REMODELING
(214) 412-6747
2302 GOLDEN WILLOW LANE
Richardson, TX
Services
Skylights, Barns Sheds & Outbuildings, Electrical, Basement remodeling, Carpenters, Entertainment & Computer, Drywall and Plaster, Fencing, Multiple Room Renovation, Windows, Roofing, Ceilings, Countertops, Demolition, Cabinets, Painting, Tiling, Home Builders, Kitchen remodeling, Flooring, Lighting, Sunrooms, Decks & Porches, Paving, Garage & Carport, Mirrors, Siding, Welding, Handyman, FirePlaces, Gas Piping, Patios, Walks, Stone Walls, Framing, Bathroom remodeling, Additions, Gutters, Plum…
Service Types
Residential, Commercial, Emergency Services
Company Information
Hours : 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM M,T,W,T,F,S
Years in Business : 20 Years
Languages Spoken : English
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License # : No License Provided

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Halcyon Environmental
2817054579
4605 San Simeon
Austin, TX

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Kingwood State Home Builders
(281) 540-5342
900 Rockmead Drive Suite 151
Kingwood, TX

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Green Building Framing

Green Framing Resource

Framing is the skeleton of a home. Wood is one of the best suited and most renewable materials used in construction. With new advances in framing, projects can now use less wood, resources and save money at the same time.

See Chapter 5 on Framing in the Green from the Ground Up book for more details or contact us about training .

  Advanced Framing Reduces Waste

During the 1970's energy crisis, the National Association of Home Builder's Research Foundcation conducted studies to identify what structural configuration was necessary to maintain superior strength and allow the maximum insulation in wall cavities to improve energy efficiency. The result was called "Optimal Value Engineering" (OVE).

The basics of OVE:

Walls are framed with 2x6s on 24-in centers rather than 2x4s on 16-in. center Corners are made from two studs rather than four Headers are sized according to the load they actually carry. Roofs are built with trusses rather than framed conventionally Floors are framed with I-joists rather than sawn lumber Insulating sheathing replaces conventional plywood or oriented strand board New Framing Materials

There's a tremendous diversity in the materials, techniques and traditions that go into the building the frame of a house. These new materials all have their advocates and they all have something to offer sustainable building. A few of these new materials are identified and defined below.

Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) - takes the place of a number of components used in standard stick-frame—wood, insulation, house wrap, and drywall—all in a single product.

Certified Wood - certification bodies like the Forest Steward Council (FSC) and the American Forest and Paper Association's Sustainable Forest Initiative (SFI) can ensure the wood you are using to frame a home is harvested sustainably.

Engineered Lumber - use wood fiber more efficiently than solid sawn lumber, and they can be made from wood species that regenerate themselves.

Steel studes with Recycle Content - made with recycled materials and are also dead straight, so walls and ceilings are true.

Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) - combine insulation and structure in a single product. They are a sandwich of insulating foam and oriented strand board that can be used for floors, walls, and roofs. In the book, read how one of the authors used structural insulated panels (SIPs) to build his office in January before the snow fell.

A Green Framers' Transition Guide

Frame new walls with advanced framing techniques

Reduces lumber by placing truss and exterior wall framing at 24” O.C. Consult with the structural engineer for applicability in your jurisdiction. Typically advanced framing includes:  2x6 on 24” centers 2-stud corners Ladder blocking for partition walls Stacked loads from trusses down to foundation Always use double top plates Uses up to 20% less material while st...

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