Conventional Stud Wall Frame Buildings

Features and Benefits
This method is worth considering if your project or part of it will be occupied as a residence or business.  These structures can be stand alone or used in combination with the Craftsman and Traditional framing methods for attached wings.

Stud walls allow for attachment of sheetrock interiors and plywood exteriors without the need for additional framing. Roof Trusses are spaced at 2’ on center for the same purpose.  Our design is a “clear span” which allows for large open spaces and flexibility for laying out rooms.

A continuous concrete footing is required for this framing method which is an additional cost but it also offers some advantages. The floor won’t be subject to frost heave which could crack sheetrock finishes and damage plumbing lines that pass through the floor. It’s also easier to properly heat and cool.

Materials Specifications

Footings 8”x32” continuous concrete footing at perimeter of building. Floor slab has an 8”  thickened edge on top of the footing.
Walls Sill Plate is 2×6, #2 or better on Sill Sealer and attached with anchor bolts. Wall Studs are 2×6, #2 or better at 16” on center. Top Plate is Double 2×6, #2 or better.
Roof Trusses 2’ on center spacing, 20# Snow Load top chord, 5# Live Load top chord,  10# Dead Load bottom chord. An additional 5# top chord load is furnished for asphalt shingled roofs.  Note: Additional snow loading may be required dependent upon the latitude and altitude of your job site.
Truss Supports Trusses bear on Double Top Plate and are secured with metal Hurricane Straps.
Bracing 2×4, #2 or better for truss stabilizer bracing and roofline bracing. Metal strapping is used at corner locations. Walls and Roof have OSB sheathing to provide diaphragm bracing.
Wall Sheathing 5/8” OSB with Vapor Barrier Wrap
Roof Sheathing 5/8” OSB with Roofing Felt
Steel Sheeting 29 gauge (.016 nominal thickness), Grade E, 80,000 ksi yield strength. Roof and Wall sheeting is roll formed into 36” wide sheets with ¾” ribs at 9” on center. The base steel is coated with Galvalume, a pretreatment, primer coat and then a siliconized polyester top coat.
Trim Fully trimmed with Ridge Cap, Gable Trim, Eave Trim, Corner Trim and Base Trim. Trim is furnished in long lengths for one piece applications where possible. All exposed edges have hems and Corner/Gable trims have stiffening ribs to reduce waviness.
Fasteners Color matched wood screws with neoprene washers are used on Roofs and Walls. 2” length screws are used along perimeter edges subject to higher wind forces. 1 ½” length is used in the panel field.