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Framing the Addition on the Kuppersmith Project House

By: Danny Lipford

After the concrete footings had been poured and concrete block foundation walls laid, we began framing the master bedroom addition for the Kuppersmith Project home. Since the existing house was an older home where some settling had occurred, it’s important that care was taken when framing up the addition so the two floors would be level.

Here are the steps we followed when framing up the addition:

  • Established location of addition.
  • Dug trenches for footings.
  • Installed rebar reinforcement for footings.
  • Poured concrete footings.
  • Laid concrete block foundation walls.
  • Installed sills and floor joists on block walls.
  • Nailed and glued plywood subfloor to floor joists.
  • Attached wall sole plates to subfloor.
  • Assembled walls on floor.
  • Raised walls and attach to sole plates.
  • Installed ceiling joists on top of walls.
  • Raised rafters on walls.
  • Attached plywood decking to rafters.
  • Covered plywood decking with roof wrap.

Watch this video to find out more.

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  • mary Says:
    April 18th, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    when adding an addition to a house do you keep the existing outer wall as part of what is now going to be an interior wall,or do you tear it down
    and build a new interior wall in place of the old exterior wall,

    appreciate a quick answer if possible.
    thank you


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Framing the Addition on the Kuppersmith Project House