I'm going to start work on a basement bathroom. I've got the drains already in. Will insulate the walls with foam boards....the framing? Wood or metal? I'm thinking with a basement and the possibility of moisture I should just go with metal framing to be safe?

  • to be safe you should make the basement dry.
    – Jasen
    Commented Sep 16, 2019 at 10:09

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At least in the US, wood framing is far more common than metal in residential construction. And, I think, a lot easier for DIY construction. Certainly much easier when it comes to hanging cabinets and a lot of other little (and not-so-little) details.

If water is a problem with your wood frame construction then you have much more serious problems as your walls will be rotting, mold growing, etc. long before your wood frame gets damaged.

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