I've just registered here, I'm an Electrician from England, think I'm the first one here. I've been working as an Electrician for 9 years now, not sure if my experience will be much good here but i'm interested in the way you guys do things in the states.
Welcome to the forum. Probably pretty similar except for the difference in voltage levels. Always was curious as to why that was the case. I had a chance to visit Germany and check out some remodeling work going on there while on vacation, but never England. Seemed everything was brick, block or stone with a minimum of wood. Is it pretty much the same there?
Varies from site to site really depending on the builder. I know houses in the States are mainly Timber Frame, we get a few of those over here now and it's becoming more popular, but most houses are still traditional brick/block on the exterior walls usually with metal or timber stud/partition walls used inside.
Thing with Timber frame over here is that a few years back there was a TV documentary that really had a go at one of our big house builders, slating it's use of Timber frame, so it stopped being used because people were wary of buying them, but it's making a comeback now and we have very strict regulations to stick to in them.
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