We are now beginning one of the most enjoyable parts of building: the structural framing. The layout and volume of the rooms take shape quickly, providing the first real glimpse of how the spaces will ultimately feel.
For the structural system, we are using a set of guidelines called "Advanced Framing." This method uses less material, produces less waste, and reduces thermal bridging (heat escaping through the envelope by conducting directly through the wood structure). To put it more simply: there's more insulation in the wall and less wood, which holds the heat in (or out) more efficiently.
Progress through this stage will evolve quickly, so check back soon or visit the job site for more updates.