As rebuilding efforts commence in the wake of this summer’s storms, construction professionals seek ways to ensure that homes are safer and built to withstand major wind events. There are several techniques that will help to keep property and lives safe.
Construction professionals with experience may be finding the new home-building landscape challenging. Innovation and sustainability can be achieved with relatively little disruption to the way you build, using those tried and tested methods that you know work.
This September, Norbord would like to show our framers a little appreciation. To this end, we have formulated the Thank a Framer campaign for those out there in the trenches every day.
Your time is money, so knowing where to focus your air-sealing efforts will help you to achieve the desired results in a blower door test.
Traditionally, wall sheathing is placed horizontally on the studs with an open joint seam running through the middle of the wall system. Now some innovative wall sheathing manufacturers are creating engineered taller wall sheathing panels that can be installed vertically. This provides a number of advantages for builders including lower labor costs and improved energy envelopes.
Most clients will think that hardwood flooring is a ‘set it and forget it’ aspect of their homes, and few will realise the importance of maintaining their indoor environment in order to ensure that their hardwood flooring stays pristine. When clients don’t maintain a consistent environment, you get expensive callbacks and a lack of customer satisfaction.
Ever wondered what all that information on your OSB sheathing panel means? That information is vital to construction professionals and helps them to understand how to store and use the material. Here’s a rundown of what the grade stamp on Norbord products represents.