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Carnation Walling - Internal Wall Bracing Etc

Star Internal walls are handled a bit differently as there is no EPS to glue.

Internal Walls

Can straight away fit vertical batons on both sides of the wall./p>

Fit them every 6 feet at primary locations.  This is enough to support the ceiling beams but is still wide enough apart to allow the plywood to be fitted later.

Starting Vertical Batons Internal Wall 

Use 1/2" conduit spacers that are 9.5" long.

Internal Wall Verticals With Conduit Spacer

Internal Wall Verticals Both Sides With Spacers

Internal Wall Corner Inside Bracing 

Internal Wall Bracing Corner Top 

Internal Columns

Sometimes in the structural house design it is necessary to provide more support than a short length of regular wall can provide.  I use 2 foot x 1 foot rectangular columns in two places in the basement.  These are formed using sawmill sawn lumber.  At the base it uses a short length of key notch in the slab.

Slab For East Column 

To make the rectangles of wood, use a jig as shown below.

Basement Column Jig 

The lumber used is 5" wide (for consistency).

Basement Column Rectangle Screwed 

Pile up the rectangles to the required height to form a column.  Note you will need to later do some disassembly of the rectangles to fit the rebar.

Internal Column Wood Forming 5ft 


Temporary Mezzanines

It is useful in some places eg the porticos to implement a mezzanine floor.  This can provide some rain shelter but it is also useful to hold the walls the right distance apart.

Vertical Baton At Secondary Position For Floor 

Put wood planks between the horizontal bracing.  The length of the planks needs to be accurate and exactly as per your CAD drawings.

Mezz Wood Planks North Portico

Temp Mezz Wood North Portico 

Site North Portico Has Mezz Planks 

Over the planked area add some 6mil polyethylene and then some orthogonal wood planks on to to hold it down.

Site North Portico With Temp Mezz Roof 


The story so far

AAt this stage you should have the entire house outline (the outer edge of what will be wall concrete) done in exactly vertical 2x4 batons spaced 2foot apart (with variations at the center of wall sections) with angled bracing about every 6 feet.  The internal vertical 2x4 batons are all exactly the same height and they have threaded rod at many strategic locations ready to accept the EPS.