The crux for your construction project relies on an essential ingredient: proper materials. Construction and its related materials have been an essential component to human evolution and our standards of living. In fact, materials commonly used in construction today can date their beginnings to as far back as 400 BC.
You recycle everything that can be recycled. You’re careful not to overheat your home. You’re mindful of your water use. You do your laundry in cold water. You refuse to buy over-packaged products.
Now that we have a solid understanding of the different construction methods available for residential building, let’s investigate the pros and cons of each to get a better sense of which will be the best fit for your new home.
When it comes to building a home, the list of available construction methods ranges from well-known and widely used, such as stick-built homes made of wood, to techniques steadily gaining popularity like light-gauge steel-framing, to age-old methods like earthen-block construction and masonry that are used in specialty projects.