A Smarter Way to Frame

If you went to the 2018 Northwest Idea building site in Lakewood you’d notice two interesting things — the lack of sawdust, and super organized stacks of lumber, already measured, cut, and inventoried, ready to be used exactly as intended.

The 2018 Northwest Idea House partnered with Builders FirstSource, a company that currently operates approximately 400 locations in 40 states and provides a variety of services to new residential construction and repair and remodeling. In our area they are still going by ProBuild but are in the process of rebranding to Builders First Source.

Their “Better Framing System” was applied to the Northwest Idea House and not only is it a quicker and more efficient construction method than onsite framing; it reduces errors, waste, minimal cutting, ensures a safer and cleaner job site, and it is more cost-effective.

“Our process produces products made in a controlled environment with precision, state of the art equipment,” the company website (www.bldr.com) explains. “Builders FirstSource utilizes proprietary software and world-class equipment that meticulously cuts material to within 1/16 of an inch. Every stick of lumber and each component is organized and accounted for in bundles in the order you will need them.”

“All precut framed materials will arrive on your jobsite organized by numbers along with a customized project binder containing value designed wall layouts along with a laminated copy of the plans.”

Builders FirstSource has professional designers who work with the product plans and can help ensure all revisions and plan changes are accounted for.

See the 2018 Northwest Idea House in Lakewood this summer Aug. 21-28. Watch the website for tickets, which will be available soon. The home is being built by Zetterberg Custom Homes &  Remodeling, the architect is Coyote Design, and the Product of Choice is Milgard Windows & Doors.

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