I'm currently renovating a basement and am framing walls at this time. I'm using 2x4's and Roxul insulation. I have an I-beam that runs vertically right next to my foundation. I'm looking for tips on how to frame around it and also what I should do to insulate it.
I have a vertical plumbing stack which I need to frame around as well, however the insulation will fit behind the stack. Insulation will not fit behind the I-beam as it is right against the foundation wall
Attached are some pictures. I was thinking of framing a 2x4 wall all around the I-beam and filling the void with Roxul, however if possible I'd like to have a thinner wall on the face of the I-beam so as to not reduce the walking space in front of it.
I hope this makes sense. Thanks everyone