- Jan 26, 2008
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Due the volatile materials market, my bid proposals are only good for 5 day's. Most of my supplier's quotes are only good for 24-48 hrs. It makes for a very strained relationship with the ownership of a project before it even starts. Hopefully shit gets back to normal soonIts more than doubled since last year. I have to bid a 31x35 deck for one of my customers. Hard to price it with it constantly going up. By the time we can start my lumber quotes will be no good.
Just for the R value it would be worth it. I built 2 on my block. Went ICF cause they had liveable basement. Not much gain in R value with our so cal weather. But Havasu would make a huge difference on those 120 days.If I were building another Havasu House I'd take a hard look at ICF Construction. Wood prices are crazy anymore!
I actually have some shop drawings I can send you Monday. My old company is doing a house in Laguna Niguel. They actually do a lot of homes in Vegas. They’ve done a couple for Steve Wynn@BHC Vic I can see the walls in steel studs. How would you do the rafters in steel studs? More importantly the transition from wall to roof.
I’ve watched plenty of commercial framing/drywall contractors make radiuses, badass ceiling etc. It can’t be that hard to make a house out of steel studs.
Other than not knowing how, I don’t understand why residential construction hasn’t embraced steel studs. Much easier for electrical rough and I imagine plumbing. Walls are perfectly straight from the factory.
What’s the downside?
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It's a lot faster than block and includes the insulation. It was not cheaper than framing. Used ICF for the basement and first level. Framed 2nd story. Should of just used them on basement. In AZ the R value would make it worth it. In SoCal only benefit is Bullet resistant Lol.I don't see how insulated concrete forms would be cheeper than stick frame???? might as well just do a cinder block house...
Oh no, open market cost stuff. Lumber market is its own deal. Market gets an end of the week update that’s a quick state of the state. Hoping it comes down to keep projects going. Too high isn’t good for anyone.Damn it Don. You and your friends gotta stop funding your boating and retirement funds off the rest of us. lol