A frost wall is a type of wall that adds no structural integrity to the building, but acts as an insulator. It is typical to see frost walls placed in basements since most basements are made of nothing more than cement a... More »

Cross wall construction is a technique of building using pre-cast and custom built concrete components and fabrications in specific projects. This technique of construction is faster and suited for building cellular stru... More »

With proper construction, concrete block walls are stronger than poured concrete. Builders can increase the strength of block walls by filling them with concrete and reinforcement steel. However, concrete blocks can suff... More »

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To find cheap houses to build, consider using a stock house plan from a home building business. Choose a plan from a reputable company that closely resembles the home you need or desire instead of building one to your ex... More »

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To set out a building, establish the layout of the building on the site. Stake out the corners of the building and use rope between each stake. If the building is very large or a complex shape, grid it out using stakes a... More »

What makes metal house planning unique is that a building can be designed cheaply, and the flexibility of such cheap raw materials allows buyers to customize the plans to their own needs. Using steel to frame a house equ... More »

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The pros and cons of residential steel buildings include durability, faster building, flexibility, high initial cost and difficulty in building. Galvanized steel is better for residential building compared to plain steel... More »