Light wood framed construction is one of the most popular types of building methods for homes in the United States and parts of Europe. It has the following characteristics:
It is light, and allows quick construction with no heavy tools or equipment. Every component can easily be carried by hand – a house essentially becomes a large carpentry job. The main tool is a handheld nail gun.
It is able to adapt itself to any geometric shape, and can be clad with a variety of materials.
There are a huge variety of products and systems tailored to this type of construction.
It has these negative characteristics:
It is not highly fireproof, as it is made of wood.
It is not strong enough to resist major wind events such as tornadoes and hurricanes.