Old Contractor Secrets On How To Save Money
If you're planning on framing a wall or building a new
house, this information could be priceless. There are plenty of ways to
save money on home building and remodeling projects, if you know what
you're doing and what to look for.
Proper stud spacing for wall framing projects can make a big difference in the cost of the project. I've known home framing contractors who make quite a bit of money, simply by planning out every single detail to every wall that's going to be framed in the home.
This might sound like a lot of work, but home builders have been doing it for years. Track framing contractors who build hundreds of homes a year know what I'm talking about. These guys make lots of money, simply by removing a few pieces of wood at different stages throughout the entire home framing project.
Normal home construction requires 2 x 4 stud spacing to maintain 16 inches on center, but very few people know and understand that you can frame interior walls with stud spacing with a maximum of 24 inches on center. There are plenty of homes built throughout the United States who used 24 inch on center interior wall studs spacing through out the interior of their home, to save big money.
I didn't bring you here to tell you about 16 inches on center stud spacing or 24 inch on center stud spacing. I brought you here to tell you that you can also use 19 inch stud spacing for your wall framing. If you look at your tape measure, you'll notice a diamond shaped mark at 19 inch increments.
This measurement is for home builders who think that 24 inches is too wide to space your studs and 16 inches on center is too small. Check it out, because you could save a fortune, if you frame a lot of walls every year.