Timber Frame Construction...
What is the difference between Log, Timber Framing, and Post & Beam?
  • Log buildings use logs, which are either round or squared off, stacked horizontally, creating the walls.
  • Post and Beam buildings are any buildings that have upright posts supporting horizontal beams.
  • Timber Post and Beam buildings are post and beam structures made of heavy timber, fastened with metal brackets.
  • Timber Framing is a specialized version of post and beam that is built like furniture, using mortise and tenon joinery, held in place with wooden pegs.
What are the benefits of a Timber Frame building?
  • Aesthetics. The feel of a timber frame building is one of warmth, strength and security. The quality of the woodworking is apparent everywhere you look, reminding you always of the care and craftsmanship that went into the construction of your home.
  • Open Floor Plan. Since there are typically no interior load bearing walls, your floor plan can be very open, and can be changed as the needs of the occupants change.
  • Longevity. Timber frames are structurally very sound buildings which will last hundreds of years. And unlike log homes, there are no maintenance or settling problems to worry about.
  • Energy Efficiency. Timber frames are usually completely enclosed in an envelope of insulated panels. These panels are more energy efficient than conventional framing and insulation methods, preventing air leaks so that heating and cooling costs are lower.
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