Framing, in construction, is the fitting together of pieces to give a structure support and shape. Framing materials are usually wood, engineered wood, or structural steel. The alternative to framed construction is generally called mass wall construction, where horizontal layers of stacked materials such as log building, masonry, rammed earth, adobe, etc. are used without framing.
Building framing is divided into two broad categories, heavy-frame construction (heavy framing) if the vertical supports are few and heavy such as in timber framing, pole building framing, or steel framing; or light-frame construction (light-framing) if the supports are more numerous and smaller, such as balloon, platform, or light-steel framing.
Drywall is a panel made of calcium sulfate dihydrate, with or without additives, typically extruded between thick sheets of facer and backer paper, used in the construction of interior walls and ceilings.The plaster is mixed with fiber plasticizer, foaming agent, and various additives that can reduce mildew, flammability, and water absorption.
When you design a space every element contributes to the performance–even the drywall. Whether it’s creating healthier spaces with walls that clean the air, more restful spaces with walls that control sound, or spaces where durable walls can handle anything, we know walls matter. That’s why we engineer innovative drywall solutions that enhance occupant comfort and create better environments for working, playing, learning and healing.
Popcorn Ceiling Removal
A Popcorn Ceiling Removal , also known as a stipple ceiling,is a ceiling with a certain spray-on or paint-on treatment. It was the standard for bedroom and residential hallway ceilings for its bright, white appearance, ability to hide imperfections, and acoustical characteristics.In comparison, kitchen and living room ceilings would normally be finished in smoother skip-trowel or orange peel texture for their higher durability and ease of cleaning.
Popcorn was used pre-1970s and in early formulations, it often contained white asbestos fibers. When asbestos was banned in ceiling treatments by the Clean Air Act in the United States, popcorn ceilings fell out of favor in much of the country.