floor / ceiling / rafter tie framing
Hi, My name is John. I joined GBA for information and advice on the house that we will be building this year. It will be our first house. We have some general construction experience, mainly through a barn with a loft apartment that we have built on our property over the last 3 years.
We will be doing most of the work ourselves, including electric and plumbing, but probably hiring out the monolithic foundation. It will be off grid solar.
I attached elevations and floor plans. There is ample southern exposure and our views of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains are to the South and West, with rocky outcropping views to the east.
We want to stick frame walls and roof, looking at zip r sheathing for the walls and a super insulated roof. Finished concrete floors on the 1st floor with in floor heat
In our county you need an engineered foundation but you can do your own engineering on the structure.
My first question is what the best practice / options might be for the floor/ceiling framing. It also needs to serve as rafter ties.
Thanks and sorry its so long for a simple first question!
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