Framing – Construction Process
Once you have your plans on hand, it’s your framing that makes those blueprints come to life. It is where the skeleton of your office gets built. It provides fixing points for many of your interior selections, and so it will need to support anything you plan to hang or attach on walls.
Framing is the fitting together of pieces to give a structure support and shape. Several steps are involved in the framing process. First is the installation of top and bottom tracks, this will secure the wall studs and other parts of the framing phase. Next is the installation of wall studs, the vertical framing in a building’s wall of a smaller cross-section than a post. Studs are usually spaced evenly along the wall adding extra ones to frame the opening.
Then the installation of noggings, also known as horizontal support. At this stage, additional noggings can be included to support the fixing of any heavy loads that you know the wall will need to carry. After that, you must secure electrical roughing-ins and wood blocking that will be needed for doors, windows, and cabinet installation. One sideboard up this stage will gain the rigidity of the wall. This is the last process that integrates to the next architectural phase.
Framing is the bones of a project. Not only does framing give your project shape and structure, but it significantly impacts the quality of nearly every aspect from plumbing, electrical, and mechanical. And because there is so much riding on the quality of your project’s framing, you need to make sure you choose a contractor that is experienced and accountable in building a quality project.