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somebody did not know what the heck they were doing. the sill is meant to be wide enough and placed so as to be under both the joists and the "exterior board" or header. the header would then be the same width as the joists thus filling the space between the sill and the subfloor.


Generally speaking up to 72" opening only a single jack stud is required. If there was a point load over the door the contractor may have added the extra support. Other wise - code does not require double.


The use of two jack studs under each end of the header could have been done for any number of reasons. If the header supports a lot of weight from above it may have been deemed desirable to have the extra support on each end. If the header has an long span it is sometimes desirable to add additional support for the header. As you suggested it is possible ...


If when everything is done, the slab will have an exposed horizontal surface, then yes, that is incorrect. Either the plans were drawn incorrectly, or someone didn't follow them. Whoever made the mistake should be responsible to fix it. At this point, your options are to rip down the wall and fix it, double the thickness of the wall (weird) or remove the ...


In the UK, house construction is divided into separate stages "first fix" and "second fix" first-fix includes carpentry that the eventual occupier of the house won't see. For example the woodwork inside stud-walls. It is expected and normal that this isn't finished to the standard you would expect of a second-fix carpenter and not to the standard you would ...


There is okay sloppy, and there is bad sloppy. Bad sloppy has an impact on the finish of the house. For example, if you don't crown your joists correctly, your floor will be a bit wavy. If you don't choose good studs for your kitchen, it will be harder to hang cabinets and they won't look as good. Neither of these violate building code, but you can notice ...


Framing is structural, not cosmetic. So wood splinters and rough cuts are not an issue as long as they are carrying the load above and provide a good nailing surface at the correct locations. The part of the home you see, drywall (particularly the mudding), cabinets, flooring, etc, is where you make sure it looks good for appearance, but those looks don't ...

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