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Old 01-23-2014, 08:59 PM   #1
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Hi guys.

I am considering building a house inside an engineered steel building. Have any of you guys done this?

The idea is that I would save money on rafters, sheathing and exterior finishes. The thing I cant figure out is how I would hang drywall on the exterior walls and how I would install ceiling joists for drywall.

Does anyone have any experience with this?


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Old 01-23-2014, 10:19 PM   #2
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Purlins and battens are your friends here when it comes to drywall. I am pretty sure most steel building suppliers have the option to supply them with those as well for interior finishing.


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You almost always end up fir'ing everything out with wood or metal studs. The girts and purlins are generally on 4 to 7 foot centers, and you can't hang anything off that, except 3/4" T&G wainscoting.
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