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structural framing in Oakville, Burlington

Structural Framing

Building Stronger Backbones for Bigger Houses

Remodeling houses requires reshaping their structures with new layouts that either expand the building's existing footprint or make better use of the existing space. Eastview Homes has lots of experience with light frame construction which happens after demolition and after we secure the home's foundation. Framing houses is a big job with lots of little details. Windows and door headers have to align perfectly, as do cupboards and shelves, wall sconces and overhead lights. Blocking has to be added behind cabinets and baseboards so nails and screws driven through drywall will bite into something solid. And there has to be enough space in all the right places to accommodate ductwork, electrical wiring, and plumbing stacks.

What is Structural Framing?

Structural framing, in construction, is assembling wood and steel components to make a load-bearing shape, usually in the form of a house. Framing materials are typically wood, engineered wood, or structural steel. A combination of horizontal beams and vertical columns are rigidly connected to create the skeleton of a building.

structural framing after gutting house - demolition renovationOut of sight - out of mind, structural framing is seldom considered after the work is done. Eastview's handiwork lives unseen behind walls, under floors, and above the ceilings. Well framed house have seamless drywall, level floors and stairs that don't creak. Depending on the size and complexity of the home, structural framing can take anywhere from a couple weeks to a month to complete.

Eastview Homes frames houses from basement to attic, and from the outside inwards. This means we start on the exterior of the dwelling and work our way towards the center of the home.  First we lay down the sub floor and then we raise the exterior walls, which are typically framed using 2 x 6 wood studs. Then we turn our attention to the interior partition walls where we'll use smaller dimension studs depending on the mechanical or plumbing needs of the room. After we complete the interior walls and add the stairs, we'll use a crane to lift the roof trusses into place. If we're building a second-floor addition, then a sub floor will be installed, and the process will be repeated. Structural framing includes sheeting the roof with plywood, and preparing it for the roofers.

Eastview Homes frames home renovations, home additions, and even covered porches outside in exterior renovations. We're skilled at making the necessary changes to awkward roofs and dormers, and we have lots of practice removing load bearing walls by adding structural beams and columns; such space reclamation is usually core to modern home remodeling projects. The beams can be hidden in the ceiling, aesthetically concealed in plaster moldings, or left exposed.

What is a Framed Structure?

Any structure that's able to stand by itself is considered a rigid structure. Structures can be classified in a number of ways: solid, framed structure, shell, membrane, composite, trusses, cables and arches, surface structure etc. In construction, the term ‘structure’ refers to anything that's built or made with interconnected parts at a fixed location on the ground. This includes buildings, but can refer to anything designed to bear loads, even if it's not intended to be occupied by people.  Materials such as wood, steel, and reinforced concrete, which are strong in both tension and compression, are the best materials for framing structures.

Eastview Homes Delivers

With our attention to detail and dedication to providing work of the highest quality, you can count on us to deliver what we promise. Our work is performed by award–winning designers and architects. Our trades people are certified and we provide local licensing, company insurance, WSIB coverage and all other documentation you need to feel completely confident in our abilities and professionalism.

Design & Engineering

We provide complete solutions from start to finish, including design consultations and planning, permits, and structural engineering.

Finish carpentry

From structural framing to finish carpentry, we add new stairs, handrails, and in-wall cabinets. Our team of journeymen carpenters has an eye for detail, and a reputation for outstanding workmanship.

Smart Walls

Walls wired for broadband internet? Let's add fiber optic cables with separate routes and plate covers.

Infrastructure

Plumbing, HVAC, electrical wiring – we manage all of the trades required to get the basics done first.

Bigger windows and walkouts

Brighten your rooms with more natural light, or add a walkout to the backyard.

Add warmth

Radiant floor heating and gas fireplaces are among the many ways you can take the chill out of your basement.

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M. Scott

From the very beginning of our renovation experience with Eastview Homes, the communication was great! It was very reassuring to know that Keith was there to answer any of our questions. Keith worked hard with us to find the best cost effective solutions, and made sure we were promptly updated with any changes.

Erica

I have worked with Keith over the past several years on numerous homes and additions, but never on my own home. As an architect, attention to detail is paramount. We contracted Eastview Homes to build a rear addition and kitchen to replicate the existing Arts and Crafts era character of the original house. The work was executed remarkably well in a timely fashion.

Frank B

Rerouting laundry into the basement to expand the mudroom in the garage entry. Keith's team is stellar, everyone was very friendly and professional. They made me feel very comfortable throughout the process. The quality of the job was top notch and we are very satisfied with the job.

Cindy

We wanted to open up our main floor to create an open concept feel in the kitchen/living room. Keith suggested we put a flush mount beam in the ceiling to open the space up and also to have a seamless transition between the two rooms. I couldn't be happier with the finished product and we are excited to be moving back into our new home!

Randy

The communication of schedules and on going work made it easy for our family to continue to live in our home during construction without any disruptions. From quotation to design to final product, Eastview Homes  should be your only choice. We plan on working with them again in the near future on another project.

Graham

Our plan was to redo the kitchen and both of the bathrooms in the house. Keith suggested we remove the load bearing wall between the living room and the kitchen to give the war time house an open concept feel. Glad we did, Keith and his crew showed up when they said they would  and were very thorough with their work at every stage of the process. 

Rebecca

We hired Keith and Eastview Homes to renovate our entire main floor. When Keith came over he had such amazing ideas. We were so impressed  by the entire team's professionalism. They cleaned up each night which was a wonderful surprise. We couldn't be more happy with the results and it's as if we are living in a brand new house!

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