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Hey,
I'm building my first home. All the roughs of the blueprints are all done, and I want to start in a couple months. I just wanted to ask if anyone had any tipe/suggestions? Any codes I might be overlooking? Also, I still haven't decided wether I want to go with metal or wood for the framing. Are there any good techniques for using both? And can anyone suggest types of metal; I'm used to working with wood.

This is my first house from start to finish, though I've done more than I can count in the past, I haven't been there for the whole thing, and I wasn't in charge.

Sorry for all the questions. Thanks a lot in advance!
 

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Think about: People who have little experience with metal seem to poo poo it, and people with lots of experience with it would never go back to wood. What does that mean? I don't know, just thought I would muddy things as best I can for you!
 

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If the builders and subs in your area aren't used to working with the metal framing material (and the associated special considerations), your prices will skyrocket. If this is a traditional material to work with in your area, and the subs are used to working on metal framed projects, then this may not be an issue. I privately wonder (considering the current prices of steel) if this can be cost effective framing material for residential work? Obviously, in rated construction, you often don't have the choice. For a dwelling you do. I just thought I'd get you thinking of price now, since a recent project I was on comes to mind. The owners ran out of money due to so much fancy framing and mechanicals. Now they're living in a house with no trim, carpet, paint, cabinets, or interior doors (among other things).
 
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