Russia is a significant exporter of lumber products globally. Sanctions imposed on Russia will impact the market for lumber worldwide.
It is now an attractive option to consider ways to reduce lumber costs when building a new home, addition, or significant renovation.
Traditionally steel studs cost more than timber studs. However, that has been changing. Steel studs can save on both material cost and labor.
SIPs, or Structural Insulated Panels, offer a great alternative to traditional studs, sheeting, and insulation. Another technology that can save money is engineered joists.
You can optimize the floor plan to have less circulation space and be more efficient overall. We have built houses with similar amenities while having 20% less square footage.