FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the price of one Tstud?
Where can I purchase Tstuds?
Are you code compliant with the CCMC in Canada?
Can I still get a take off or quote from you?
What is the lead time on ordering?
Are 2x8’s (R30) Tstuds available yet?
Can you hit a dowel in the field?
Can I trim a Tstud in the field?


What is the price of one Tstud? 

Watch our video on pricing HERE.

We’re hoping for a retail price to be around $1.75 to $2 a foot for studs and we’re hoping to be $2.25ish for plate material. The challenges we have today is we have companies wanting our product in every state and province, and trucking short loads is sometimes spendy. But at the end of the day we should be about the same price as LVL studs and in the future our goal is to be about the same pricing as LSL material.

We have a 1000 square-foot house going in Iowa city and the up charge to use the Tstuds over 2x6’s was $1500 ($1.50 per square foot of floor space). But they were able to reduce the furnace size by 20,000 BTUs, reduce the air conditioning unit size by 1 ton, and some other things there was no actual up charge by using the Tstud compared to traditional lumber. Most builders are taking the mull and triple windows and splitting them up into singles in order to reduce the header size in order to save money. Using the Tstud as a top plate is a mini header in itself, so when you push the header up to the bottom of the top plate, you can reduce the size of the header. LSL back to 2x material or LVL down to LSL in order to save dollars.

We had one house a few months ago that had 13 LSL and LVL headers in it and by the time we got done there was only two LSL headers left in it and we saved $500. So, we are a true value-added item to any construction project.

 

Where can I purchase Tstuds?

The best way to get Tstuds near you, is to ask your lumber yard to reach out to us with an order or to stock the Tstud. Our email is sales@tstud.com or give us a call 612-290-6199.

We currently have stocking yards in Minnesota and Iowa who are willing to ship to surrounding states. If you live in MN, ND, SD, IA, WI, or Northern IL, view our Availability page for contact info. We are adding more stocking yards to the list so check back for updates.

Are you code compliant with the CCMC in Canada? 

We filed our TER in Canadian format for Registry with CCMC and we are hoping for the 4th of July date to be code compliant. At the moment we do not have distribution in Canada because we’re still waiting on our code compliant (CCMC) documents to arrive. While we wait for documentation, we are looking for lumber yards so that when the documents generate, we can have suppliers already connected with us. If you have a lumber yard in mind, please have them reach out to us. As far as pricing goes, we’ve been holding off until we receive our documents to quote projects or lumber yards. 

We are in the final round of approvals to our Canadian Technical Evaluation Reports and we are adding in the metric measurements next week. DrJ Engineering (DrJ), part of the Structural Building Components Association (SBCA), has done all of our rigorous and exhaustive testing in accordance to ASTM and ASNI standards from Tstuds beginning. DrJ says that the Canadian approvals will be completed by July 4th and we will then submit them to CCMC for our acceptance as a product in Canada. CCMC says that “if” everything is good to go, that they will turn it around quickly. Good thing that an agreement exists between the US and Canada for engineering to be unilaterally acceptable in both countries. https://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/solutions/advisory/ccmc/registry_product_evaluations.html

Can I still get a take off or quote from you?

Unfortunately, we’ve gotten over 200 take offs and the reality is that we cannot get to all the take offs in a reasonable about of time. If you need your Take Off attended to immediately, we suggest reaching out to your lumber yard and having them give you some numbers. But as far as price goes, we’re hoping to be around $1.75 to $2 a foot for studs and we’re hoping to be $2.25 or less for plate material, all depending on shipping costs and retail markup percentage. But at the end of the day we should be about the same price as LVL studs today, and our goal is to be in line with LSL costs in the future.

We have a 1000 square-foot house going in Iowa city and the up charge to use the Tstuds over 2x6’s was $1500. But they were able to reduce the furnace size by 20,000 BTUs, reduce the air conditioning unit size by 1 ton, and some other things there was no actual up charge by using the Tstud compared to traditional lumber. Most builders are taking the double and triple windows and splitting them up into singles in order to reduce the header size in order to save money.

If our current pricing matches your needs and you’d like to move forward, please contact your lumber yard to reach out to us. Lead time is about 1-2 weeks today.

If you’re not on a short timeline, send us your take off along with your lumber yard, rep and contact info as well as your timeline for your project.

What is the lead time on ordering?

Lead time is about 1-2 weeks. We do have over 600+ inquiries so we do want to advise you to place your order as soon as you can to guarantee your spot and arrival time.

Are 2x8’s (R30) Tstuds available yet?

At the moment we are only manufacturing the 2x6 Tstud. We hope to have our other products available later fall/winter 2019. Follow us on social media to stay up to date.

Can you hit a dowel in the field?

If you hit a dowel or cut through a dowel, we have our in-the-field fix in our Field Guide. You need one #12 fully threaded #5 screw above AND below the cut dowel. You can ONLY cut one dowel per Tstud.

Can I trim a Tstud in the field?

Yes. Wherever you need.