Precision Framing and Rough Carpentry at BBCDC Construction

Framing and rough carpentry form the backbone of any construction project, setting the structural framework that defines the shape and strength of a building. At BBCDC Construction, we understand that the quality of framing not only supports the building but also determines the effectiveness of subsequent construction phases. Our skilled team excels in the art and science of carpentry, utilizing premium products like Advantech to ensure that every frame is robust, precisely measured, and expertly constructed.

We commit to meticulous engineering practices to guarantee that all structures are true, square, and plumb, providing a solid foundation for everything that follows. With a focus on durability and precision, BBCDC Construction ensures that our framing work stands the test of time and meets the highest standards of quality and safety. Trust our expertise to deliver exceptional carpentry that lays the perfect groundwork for your project.

Components of Framing

Studs: Vertical members that form the walls.

Joists: Horizontal members that support floors or ceilings.

Rafters: Sloped members that support the roof.

Beams: Larger horizontal members that carry loads from the floors, walls, or roof to the foundation.


Top Plate: Runs along the top of the wall studs.

Bottom Plate: Runs along the bottom, resting on the floor system.

Headers: Reinforced beams over doorways, windows, and other openings.

Types of Framing

Platform Framing (Stick Framing):

The most common method where each floor is framed separately, starting with a floor platform upon which the walls are built. Each subsequent floor is built as a separate platform, stacked on top of the one below.

Balloon Framing:

An older method where the wall studs run continuously from the foundation to the roof, with the floors hung off the studs.

Less common today due to material and labor inefficiencies but useful in certain applications to avoid horizontal joints.

Steel Framing:

Uses steel studs instead of wood, providing a rot-free, fire-resistant framing method. Commonly used in commercial construction but increasingly popular in residential due to its durability.

Importance of Precision in Framing

Precision in framing is critical as it ensures the structural integrity and alignment of the building. It involves making sure that all elements are:

True: Correct and straight without any warps or bows.

Square: Ensuring corners meet at 90 degrees, crucial for the fit of subsequent construction elements like doors, windows, and cabinets.

Plumb: Vertically aligned, ensuring walls or other vertical structures are straight up and down, which is vital for overall structural stability.

Framing provides the necessary support for all the non-structural components of the building, such as windows, doors, roofing, and internal finishes. Effective framing ensures the building is