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Framing Basics from Miami GC Newman Construction

Framing 101: What is it and why is it important? 

Framing by definition is the process of fitting pieces together to give a structure support and shape. Framing materials usually consist of wood, engineered wood, or structural steel.

Framing a house is the first step in any construction process as it is setting the foundation for a successful build-out and home makeover project. After a sill is built in the ground (a sill is the first board laid upon the foundation and before framing), the foundation or “skeleton” of the house is created through attaching studs, joists and rafters as well as using some other techniques for a swift completion. If you have a skilled team of contractors on the job, like Newman Construction, framing an entire house can be completed in a few days (depending on the size of the house of course).


For hom renovations that we complete in Miami we have to be careful to use the best resources for materials, for instance to know when to use structural steel and metal in replace of wood taking into account the sever weather conditions that Miami homes endure, such as intense humidity and sun and rain exposure.

Once the framing is complete, it’s time for the fun part – adding all of the walls, flooring and other features that may be specified by the architect and/or interior designer. This is when the home really starts to achieve it’s stability and function. It is at this point that your General Contractor can establish between critical structural walls and partitions that can then be used to change the shape of a room per design intentions.

The house you see here in these photos is really coming together nicely and we can’t wait to share with you more progress updates so be sure to check back on Construction Talk soon!




For more information on Newman’s past projects, you can visit our portfolio online by clicking HERE, or contact us directly at (305) 933-2583.


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