Insul-Wall Pre fab House Components

What are structural building components?

Structural building components are sections of framing that are assembled in a manufacturing plant before being transported to a jobsite. These components include roof trusses, floor joists and wall panels. These components are environmentally sound, economical framing alternatives to conventional ‘on-site stick-built’ methods. Structural building components are created using sophisticated CAD technology in controlled indoor production facilities with minimal labor and advanced equipment to ensure the highest levels of craftsmanship, quality and the optimum usage of building materials.

How Are Pre fab House Components Economical?

When you utilize lumber more efficiently, you derive better value from each and every piece of wood. A guarantee that ensures the quality of building materials is significantly easier to achieve within the controlled environment of a manufacturing facility. Insul-Wall Pre fab house components pre-ordered in advance and are delivered to the jobsite at the precise moment in time that framing is ready to commence. Less labor is involved during the construction process, so roofs, floors and walls are installed in a fraction of the time that they would be using traditional building methods. Errors and delays during the construction process are also minimized with the use of building components. Clean up on the job site is actually easier and faster, seeing as components reduce job site waste. The manufacturing process is more efficient because the factory can operate every day without having to consider weather. Perhaps of greatest importance is that fact that pre fab house components have high structural reliability and are designed to work for a lifetime. Building with pre fab components deliver significant savings in materials, time and labour.

Wall panel component systems

Avoid having to use very experienced carpentry crews who build homes one piece of lumber at a time, measuring, cutting, nailing, including code related structural headers and framing for window and door openings. There’s a better way to build. The development and introduction of computer designed, pre built wall panel components has significantly simplified the process saving time, labor and materials. Component systems are assembled in controlled factory environments using precise laser technology which delivers consistent quality and fit in a pre fab house. All window and door openings, structural headers and R20, R24 or R28 solid rigid Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) foam insulation that is formed to permanently fill the wall cavity between the studs and wrap around the exterior, extending beyond the framing, to create a 2” thermal break that completely isolates the structural members are built in to the system. Our wall panel components are labeled and accompanied by detailed instructions for assembly sequence along with placement which speeds up installation. It also has the benefit of reducing job site injury and theft. With less cutting and waste overall, this has the effect of lowering the costs of dumpster removal. Since the factory is a controlled environment, all the materials used are also stabilized, which then results in less shrinkage, warping and twisting in the finished house due to weather conditions.

Insul-Wall components outperform stick built homes in whole variety of ways. Our systems are much quicker to install seeing as the different sections are can be easily placed and secured. labor is reduced significantly on site, so that a minimum amount is used. Tolerances are maintained and walls are square. Proper nailing patterns are applied and high quality materials are selected, exterior cladding is applied at the factory.

COMPARISON IN FRAMING WALLS OF TWO IDENTICAL 2,600SF HOMES
  STICK-BUILT COMPONENT
MAN HOURS TO FRAME      93  HOURS      26.5  HOURS
QUANTITY OF LUMBER 4598 BD.FT.      4598 BD.FT.
SAVINGS 66.5 HOURS and 0 BD.FT.

Why do Insul-Wall component systems outperform other building methods?

The wood frame component systems that Insul-Wall concentrates on is conceptually the same methodology as the conventional stick-built ways used for hundreds of years on construction job sites with dimensional lumber (2×3, 2×4, 2×6 etc). The one significant difference is that our component systems are designed, built and computer engineered within a factory – NOT on the jobsite. By building all components in the factory, you save time, labor, materials and even gain other major benefits – ultimately saving you thousands of dollars.

How are electrical & plumbing installed in wall component systems?

Both electrical and plumbing work is performed in the same easy manner as standard stick-building. The wall panels are open and ready for wiring. Contractors gain easy access to the stud system which allows for quick drilling and fishing of wires for hookup. Contractors simply go through their standard process and are able to complete the job like in any normal jobsite.

Is building with components environmentally responsible?

Insul-Wall makes sure that the wood that is used in its building components is both plentiful and readily available. As a vital resource, wood is both renewable and sustainable. Manufacturing components within a controlled manufacturing process allows for the most efficient use of lumber possible. Building with prefabricated components also serves to generate much less waste – even the cut-offs are easily reused or recycled. Components optimize lumber resources and are designed to precise load carrying capacities. Components can be designed to maximize energy efficiency. Utilizing components encourages others, thereby promoting these environmentally friendly methods. Nearly five million trees are planted every day. Wood is the only renewable building material. Components enhance your options for green building! You help guarantee the future for you and the generations ahead by utilizing component systems!

Structural building components are the future of framing

It’s a well known fact that every year more and more builders decide to use component systems. Prefabricated roof trusses, floor joists and wall panels are recognized as the direction in which the homebuilding industry is heading. First conceived in the 1940’s, the use of structural building components has grown significantly. World realities of scarcity of trained labor to frame houses, the need to maximize the efficient use of lumber and sustain our forests, and the necessity to reduce costs to make housing available to more people are the key reasons for the growth of component systems. We now see that Component systems are being used to build more and more homes all over North America and across the world. INsul-Wall has extended the use of these component systems to both small builders and do-it-yourselfers.

Why isn’t everyone using component systems?

No one has paid attention to the small guy! The fact remains that component systems have been used for many years and are currently being used in different forms by larger builders, such as Pulte, Kaufman & Broad, Bartel. That time has now come for Insul-Wall to help the small builder and do-it-yourselfer! Insul-Wall has developed a product that has allowed these innovative techniques to be used by you. Now you too can realize the significant time and cost savings of that are delivered using prefabricated building systems. Insul-Wall has packaged specific building components and accessories into a kit, which allows us to simplify your building process.

Insul-Wall’s Floor joist component systems

Smart builders understand that utilizing factory built floor joists can serve as the solution to many floor framing challenges. Prefabricated floor joist installations deliver high quality construction without any squeeking. In addition, builders get the added benefits of reduced framing time, waste, pilferage and callbacks. These joists allow long spans and are easy to place, nail and cut if necessary and this translates into great versatility of design. Insul-Wall’s joist systems are revolutionary wood truss engineered with superior strength and far imporoved load carrying capabilities. Our system maintains the desirable features that have established it as the new standard in floor framing. These features include:

  • JOB SITE TRIMMABILITY – SOLID I JOIST ENGINEERING
    INDUSTRY LEADING STRENGTH/COST RATIO
  • INDIVIDUAL TRUSS TESTING-COST-EFFECTIVE ASSEMBLY
    METHOD WIDE NAILING SURFACES
  • EASY INSTALLATION-BUILDING CODE APPROVALS

The wide nailing surface provides for easy gluing and quick accurate attachment of decking, reducing squeaks and improving floor performance for the life of the structure. Shrinkage, warping or twisting are minimized reducing callbacks. No cutting is necessary therefore eliminating potential altering of the structural integrity of the house.

COMPARISON IN FRAMING FLOOR OF TWO IDENTICAL 2,600SF HOMES
  STICK-BUILT COMPONENT
MAN HOURS TO FRAME      38  HOURS      12  HOURS
QUANTITY OF LUMBER 4256 BD.FT.      3147 BD.FT.
SAVINGS
26 HOURS and 1109 BD.FT.

Insul-Wall’s roof truss component systems

Component roofing systems are prefabricated as individual “trusses” designed and engineered on advanced computer systems which factor in stress and loads along with wind. Lumber is precision cut-to-size, joined with code-approved steel connector plates, labeled and delivered to the jobsite. Component roof truss systems are far easier to build with than utilizing conventional framing. Each truss component is designed to optimize both strength and lumber resources. Long clear spans are easy to create, reducing or eliminating the need for interior bearing walls, beams and columns. Structures are closed-in more quickly, saving time and avoiding weather-related delays. Heavy duty, pre-built roof trusses arrive at your site ready to be placed on the perimeter walls that have been erected. Since they are clear span engineered, they do not need any interior walls to be built yet. This makes it easier for installation and movement. OSB roof sheathing, gable ends with overhangs, hurricane clips, roof vents, 30lb felt covering and fasteners are all included. Once the roof is complete, the house is closed-in for the remaining construction process to continue. Protected from the elements, the remaining phases can now be completed quickly and comfortably.

COMPARISON IN FRAMING ROOF OF TWO IDENTICAL 2,600SF HOMES
  STICK-BUILT      COMPONENT
MAN HOURS TO FRAME      142.5  HOURS      59.5  HOURS
QUANTITY OF LUMBER 7210 BD.FT.      4875 BD.FT.
SAVINGS
83 HOURS and 2355 BD.FT.