While I generally avoid writing about technical issues, a homeowner recently asked me whether we use studs at 24-inch spacing rather than 16. I wasn’t really surprised, as I have as of late noticed an increasing amount of homeowners who are curious about the technology and practices that make their home green.
What’s more, I noticed that this precise topic is getting a fair amount of attention online, as this article attests.
While using studs at 16-inch spacing is the traditional way to go, studs spaced at 24 inches have several advantages. They reduce costs somewhat, thanks to a reduced number of studs and reduced labour costs. More importantly, 24 inches on centre brings about improved insulation.
For all these reasons, Mason Homes use studs at 24-inch spacing, which helps make them energy-efficient and quite affordable.