- What type of structure can be built with a timber frame?
- What are the practical advantages of a timber frame home?
- What types of wood are used in the construction of timber frame homes?
- What is the usual time frame for building a timber frame home?
- Is a timber frame home “green”?
- How much does it cost to build a timber frame home?
- What factors affect the final cost of a timber frame home?
- When will I know the costs?
- What is a “hybrid design”?
- What is the difference between log, timber frame and post & beam?
A. Timber framing is suitable for almost any style and shape of building. The open, airy construction can adapt to any large space such as a private home, public library or restaurant or office building. Yet at the same time, the warmth of natural wood creates private personal spaces.
A. A timber frame home requires little maintenance and will still be beautiful, structurally sound and energy efficient 100 years from now.
A. Our timber frames are constructed mainly from Douglas Fir, Eastern White Pine, Red Cedar and Oak. We also will offer reclaimed woods as well
A. Building a custom home will always take time, Timber frames homes are usually constructed in the same amount of time as the same size comparable home.
A. Our timbers come from well-managed forests and are custom-cut from a variety of sources. A timber frame home requires little maintenance.
A. The cost of a timber frame generally runs between $50K and $150K depending on the size and complexity of the frame. In general, the final turnkey cost for a home that includes timber-framing runs between $200 and $225 per square foot.
A. The cost of building your new timber frame home depends on choices you make: materials, architectural details, design complexity. Site conditions and location are also important cost factors.
A. We can provide a bid based on your completed plans, or we can develop plans for you and provide a preliminary estimate.
A. A hybrid design is when part of the building is timber framed and other spaces are usually constructed with conventional methods. Many of our projects are hybrid designs.
A. Log buildings have the logs, which are either round or squared off, stacked horizontally, creating the walls. Post & beam buildings are any buildings that have upright posts supporting horizontal beams. Timber post & beam buildings are post and beam structures made of timber, held with metal brackets. Timber frame is a specialized version of post and beam, using mortise-and-tenon joinery, held in place with wooden pegs.