How Your Frames Size Can Effect Your New Home!
You always hear people talking about how we need to take care of ourselves by looking after our insides by eating right. Well, our home is no different, it has an inside too that we need to build strength. Now when I say inside I am talking about the parts you don’t see under the plasterboard, “The Frames”.
Frame size is something that people may not really think about at all let alone think it is important. There are two different frame sizes that are used with a prefabricated frame and there are 70mm and 90mm.
Most times you will find that builders will use 70mm frames on internal frames on a top leave of a two-story home and on both externals and internals on a single. There are two reasons why this is done.
With land prices going through the roof people are spending more and more on the land which leaves less for the build. Also, some builder is trying to cut as much of the building cost as possible.
While land prices are going upland sizes are going down. This means the build area has become smaller and smaller. Another reason is you can keep the overall building size the same but by reducing frames size from 90mm to 70mm you can increase your room size.
Whistle these may both be the good reason to use 70mm in replace of 90mm I don’t believe they are more important than the points I am about to state.
- Cavity sliding door – A cavity sliding door unit is installed prior to the walls being sheeted. The door width is 35mm so that only leaves 35mm for the cavity sliding door unit. By the time you install the unit, hang the door and sheet the walls the cavity sliding door unit can become quite sturdy.
- Wall tiling – If you are tiling your bathroom walls are the way to the ceiling then 90mm walls are the way to go. Having that extra strength really counts. Also if you happen to have two wet areas that fall on the same wall. That wall will end up having two layers of plasterboard (one each side) and two layers of tiles (one each side).
- Long hallways – If you have a long hallway in your home then you want your walls the be dead straight or your corners will look all wavy. 90mm frames are much thicker and stronger and a lot easier to get and keep straight when working with.
- Ceiling heights – More and more families are choosing to move away from the standard 2400mm ceiling height. Frame heights can range from 2550mm, 2700mm, and even 3000mm. Having the added strength of a 90mm frame instead of 70mm can make a difference in the quality of your new home.
So if you like to look after your insides then take a look at your frames and what size they will be.