Steel Framing With FRAMECAD: Erecting the Frame

It’s time for the steel frame of our Tiny House to be erected and attached to the trailer! In this video, the amazing team at FRAMECAD show us just how efficient steel framing can be, as we watch the whole house frame go up in a matter of hours!

Erecting the Steel Frame



Posted on by Bryce Posted in Tiny House Build

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Bryce Langston is a New Zealand based actor, musician, filmmaker and environmentalist who has spent the past five years travelling the globe exploring the Tiny House movement as the creator and host of the popular online web series Living Big in a Tiny House

8 Responses to Steel Framing With FRAMECAD: Erecting the Frame

  1. Tom

    While I appreciate the light-weight strength of steel framing, here’s the thing… Steel, unlike wood, is an EXCELLENT conductor of heat. Presumably, the wall cavities will be filled with insulation, but the steel members provide dozens of low-resistance pathways for heat to move through the wall, increasing the heat gain in Summer and heat loss in Winter.
    How does this get resolved, and does it mean making the walls even thicker with additional insulation to thermal block the steel?

    • Bryce

      Hey Tom, you’re correct that steel can create thermal bridging. We have accounted for this in our design by placing the required thermal breaks into our design to eliminate this problem. In our case, yes, it did mean adding an extra 10mm to the walls thickness.

  2. Larrt

    This is an incredible video. Can you please tell me your wall height from the floor to where the roof rafters attach. It looks like you first went a certain distance, added one or more plates and then added another section on top to make one vertical wall. How many inches?
    Thanking you in advance,

    • Bryce

      I’m not sure of this off the top of my head. I’ll have to measure next time I’m at the house and get back to you on that one.

  3. Harry

    That’s a super impressive build time – from the computer to the actual structure in a day. So, how much did it cost?

  4. Ian Lewis

    I love what you do! I was wondering the retail cost of your project and the cost of the trailer and the cost of the metal frame?
    have a great day.

    • Bryce

      Hey Ian. Once we have tallied it all up we will be adding this cost (along with all others) onto our Plans and Suppliers page.

  5. David C. Burdick, Construction Manager

    Been in touch w/ FRAMECAD America, Tom Reed. He’s sending various samples as I’m an Estimator.

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