Tips to Improve Efficiency on Framing Jobs

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Sep 24, 2022 9:30:00 AM

Framing is a large and regular part of any builder’s daily work. And that means that ways to make this job more efficient are always welcome since efficiency can save time, materials, and potential headaches or framing failures down the road—all of which can prove costly for your business.

So, what are some helpful tips to make framing more efficient? The right tools are a good start, for one thing. We suggest the FASCO® (a BECK member) F70G Joist Hanger Nailer, which is a powerful tool that lets you drive fasteners when you’re hanging joists or other heavy-duty types of framing. Aside from that, there are a few other things you can do to make framing more efficient.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Nailers, building, fasteners, framing, joist hanger nailer




Improve Your Next Commercial Fencing Project

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Sep 19, 2022 3:10:50 PM

 Commercial fences have an enormous  amount of practical and aesthetic  value. Aside from surrounding property in a definitive, visually pleasing, and even cozy way, they also provide first-line security while being affordable and easy to build.

 If a client requests to have a fence installed, in addition to offering them a variety of design options, make sure you install them correctly with the right tools and techniques to make the final product last as long as possible. In terms of tools for both speed and robust construction, BECK's brands are excellent examples of what simply works. The FASCO® (a BECK brand) F46A and  FASCO® F70G fence staple guns both deliver performance that's ideally suited for rapid, flexible fence construction. Particularly for deeply embedding and countersinking staples of up to 45mm (1 - 1 3/4") into pressure-treated wood and hardwood construction materials.

 Using these powerful staple guns can make your fence assembly flow smoothly, rapidly, and safely while you also keep in mind several other crucial tips for completing the overall job correctly. Let's get down to those now.


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Topics: Fence Staples, Fencing, building, Fence Stapler, commercial building




Commercial Building Success Tips

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 20, 2022 9:30:00 AM

Every contracting company out there shares one common goal: Jobs completed successfully. While most contractors do quality work consistently (otherwise, they wouldn’t be contractors!), there are a few things that can set you above the competition—especially when you’re bidding on jobs involving commercial construction.

Even details like the tools that your workers rely on can make a difference. Products from BECK’s ET&F® lineup, like the TRIMFAST® Heavy Duty Model 210TA or the Steel Framing Model 500A System, can ensure that work proceeds faster and that the finished product is of higher quality. But tools are just one thing that can help ensure your contracting company’s success. We’ll discuss a few other tips below.


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Topics: Nailers, building, ET&F, steel framing, construction site, commercial building




Common Summer Home Building Mistakes to Avoid

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 23, 2022 9:00:00 AM

Summer homes aren't something that every client can afford to maintain, but for those that can, solid construction is a priority. After all, these are houses or cabins that will probably spend part of the year empty and should be able to handle the lack of constant vigilance. Therefore how you build and what mistakes you avoid from day one is so important.

Fortunately, constructing a strong summer home isn't extraordinary hard. Using the right tools, techniques, fastening materials such as BECK’s LignoLoc® Wooden Nail System, and of course, avoiding the following key mistakes will all help keep a summer house in top form.


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Topics: building, Tools, lignoloc, Wooden Nails, wood, outdoor construction, power tools, home building, summer




What to Consider When Building a Garage

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on May 14, 2022 9:15:00 AM

A garage isn't a part of the house where people always live, but it absolutely needs to be built with the same standards of care as the rest of a home. A poorly built garage can be a source of utility leaks, heating or cooling problems and an entry point for pests of all kinds. You definitely don't want these complications!

Instead, the garage you build should be sound enough so that it could even serve as an extra living space if needed. This is very doable with the right combination of sound construction techniques, tested materials and long-lasting accessories like BECK's SCRAIL® ROOFLOC® System. Let's cover some key tips now.


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Topics: building, fasteners, RoofLoc® SCRAIL®, RoofLoc®, scrail, outdoor construction, collated fasteners, garage, sheet metal




The Ups and Downs of Modular Construction

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on May 7, 2022 9:15:00 AM

Modular construction is a big buzzword within the industry right now—especially since housing prices are on the rise and buyers are exhausting every option in the search for a new home. People everywhere are wondering if modular construction might be the answer to rapidly build the homes needed to meet demand.

Modular may or may not be the answer, but one thing is certain: If you’re a builder, there are a lot of opportunities out there for you right now if you’re considering these builds. And that means you’re going to need tools like BECK’s F20A 92-32 Nailer to keep up. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of modular construction to see what solutions it may offer.


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Topics: Pneumatic Nailers, Nailers, building, Tools, modular construction




Erosion Control Tips For Your Construction Site

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 3, 2022 3:05:12 PM

Erosion is a surprisingly common phenomenon on construction sites. If you work in landscaping or if you’re a homebuilder, you’ve probably experienced it before. Fortunately, there are strategies to prevent erosion—including building temporary structures to keep erosion from getting out of hand. That’s where the FASCO® (a member of BECK) F CL45A Gabion Ringer comes into play—but more on that later. Let’s start with a look at how erosion happens, and tips to prevent it from happening to you.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, building, Tools, erosion control




DIY Home Construction Projects to Start This Winter

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 15, 2022 9:30:00 AM

Winter is the perfect time for taking on a DIY indoor home renovation or any construction projects you might have been planning all year. The weather's perfect for cozy inside work and outdoor excuses to keep putting it off neatly diminish with the outdoor chill. If you also happen to have bought yourself some shiny new high quality power tools, such as BECK's F20 90-40 wire power stapler, or any other high-end power tool for indoor DIY work, then this is a perfect time for a fresh start.

With that in mind, here are several moderately difficult household construction and renovation project ideas to keep you warm and busy this winter. These projects are easy enough that any general contractor should be able to handle, or you can do yourself.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Nailers, building, Tools, Staples




Steel Frame Building In The Winter

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 18, 2021 9:30:00 AM

The deep chill of winter can grind many outdoor projects to a frozen halt, and construction is no exception. However, it doesn't have to be this way. Prefab and mid-sized steel frame structure assembly is one superb solution to deep cold. Especially if you have the right tools for this type of job, the entire project can progress safely and exceptionally fast. BECK's ET&F® brand of cold-resistant tools and fastening equipment for steel building assembly, are designed to deliver both speed and strength. They can be applied to steel frame construction work, in innovative ways that allow rapid-fire fastening without having to waste time on pre-drilled holes, or difficult screwing techniques. Here are a few other reasons why steel assembly works so well in winter.


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Topics: Steel Studs, building, fasteners, pneumatic tools, ET&F, steel framing




6 Useful Tips for Keeping Warm This Winter on Site

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 27, 2021 9:15:00 AM

Construction work is never completely free of the potential for accidents and unsafe situations. While you and your crew are working outdoors during the winter months, it can become especially prone to happening. However, these effective cold-weather safety tips can reduce the chance of accidents and costly time delays. These tips cover the most essential steps you can take to keep your team safe and your project on budget.


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Topics: building, Staples, pneumatic tools, Staplers, bradders





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