House Plans With Double-Stud Wall Construction
I am looking to build a roughly 1600 square foot single story home on a slab foundation in New Hampshire. My goals in mind are to build an energy efficient, well insulated home and have looked into different techniques to achieve high (>40) R values for walls and think that double stud framing would be the most cost effective way to go about this.
I have been looking at house plans online and have settled on one or two that have great layouts for our site. But I’m curious as to how or if existing 2×4 or 2×6 plans can be modified for double 2×4 construction, or if we will have to hire an architect to build new plans from the ground up. From what I have read, it can be convenient to have the structural studs on the inside.
Are there online resources for existing double stud house plans? Any additional tips or things to consider for double stud techniques would also be much appreciated.
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