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Gehman Custom Remodeling
(610) 213-1700
660 Allendale Road
King Of Prussia, PA
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Siding, Drywall and Plaster, Bathroom remodeling, Kitchen remodeling, Disability Alterations, Windows, Carpenters, Skylights, Roofing, Solar Energy, Inspection Services, Flooring, Basement remodeling, Painting, Architects & Designers, Multiple Room Renovation, Plaster & Stucco, Handyman, Patios, Walks, Stone Walls, Additions, Insulation, Real Estate, Framing, Garage & Carport, Electrical, Barns Sheds & Outbuildings, Cabinets, Home Builders, Doors, Ceilings, Ducts & Vents
Service Types
Residential, Commercial
Company Information
Hours : 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM M,T,W,T,F
Years in Business : 20 Years
Languages Spoken : English
Licensing Information
General Liability Insurance : Yes
License # : PAOAGHIC 297
Payment Options
Offers Financing, Accepts Credit Cards

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The Environmental Home Store
2153682589
1684 Kriebel Rd.
Lansdale, PA

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Edward Callahan
(610) 687-2274
60 Chestnut Avenue
Devon, PA

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Bucci Property Rehab & Restoration
(215) 260-4064
2223 Fairhill Ave
Glenside, PA

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1St Line Kitchens
(215) 927-7086
7161 Stenton Avenue
Philadelphia, PA

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Orion General Contractors, Inc
PO Box 534
Haverford, PA
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Custom Builder

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Creative Contracting, Inc.
P.O. Box 1475
North Wales, PA
Services
Custom Builder, Designer / Architect, Remodeler
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National Association of the Remodeling Industry, National Kitchen and Bath Association

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Roofscapes, Inc.
215-247-8784
7135 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 
Craftbuilt Construction Inc.
(215) 659-0820
523 Quigley Avenue
Willow Grove, PA
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Gutters, Basement remodeling, Window Coverings, Handyman, Carpenters, Interior Decorators, Appliance installation, Insulation, Doors, Barns Sheds & Outbuildings, Solar Energy, Additions, Drywall and Plaster, Patios, Walks, Stone Walls, Architects & Designers, Waterproofing, Demolition, Roofing, Water Heaters & Tanks, Bathroom remodeling, Kitchen remodeling, Plumbing, Mold Remediation, Plaster & Stucco, Garage & Carport, Skylights, Paving, Mirrors, Windows, Painting, Cabinets, Hot Tubs & Spas,…
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Residential, Commercial
Company Information
Hours : 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM M,T,W,F,S
Years in Business : 12 Years
Languages Spoken : English
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General Liability Insurance : Yes
License # : PA licenced
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Offers Financing, Accepts Credit Cards

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J. Schwartz,llc Fine Home Building
(610) 644-6700
7 East King Street
Malvern, PA
Services
Kitchen remodeling, Carpenters, Home Builders, Basement remodeling, Garden Features, Additions, Multiple Room Renovation
Service Types
Residential, Commercial
Company Information
Years in Business : 10 Years
Licensing Information
General Liability Insurance : Yes
License # : PAHIC 861

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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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