Timber Frame Homes
Sustainable • Energy Efficient • System Built
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Timber Frame Homes
Timber Frame homes are uniquely constructed using dramatic timber elements connected with intricate, handcrafted, mortise-and-tenon joinery. The centuries-old method of framing delivers structures with distinctive character, natural beauty, and rustic elegance. In a timber frame home, the timber elements are essentially the structural skeleton.
The SIP Envelope
Structural Insulated Panels will change the way we build structures forever. Our SIPs wall and roof systems help clients save up to 58% on heating and cooling costs—while enabling contractors to build and dry-in structures in 2/3 less time!
Benefits of Timber Framing
Timber Framing provides many benefits beyond strength and beauty. When properly constructed, a timber frame home using a structural insulated wall and roof system is among the highest performing and most energy-efficient homes available today. Most people fall in love with the look and feel of a timber frame home without understanding how disaster-averse, energy-efficient, and sustainable they are.
- Virtually No Thermal Birdging
- Up to 75% Energy Savings with SIP wall construction
- Average Energy Payback Period = 5.1 Years
- Lower ambient noise
- Sustainable harvesting of renewable resources
- Sustainable processing of materials
- Prefabrication creates less job-site waste
- Greater overall lifespan
- High-quality materials
- Strongest wooden framing technique available
- Engineered for local soils, wind and snow loads, and seismic regions
- High trauma resistance
- Off-site material fabrication
- Materials test fit and quality checked prior to shipment
- Up to 2/3 shorter construction times than conventional builds
The Anatomy of a Timber Frame Home
Timber Frame Skeleton
Structural Insulated Panel Shell
The Difference Between Timber Frame and Post and Beam Homes
It's All in The Connection Detail
Both Timber Frame homes and Post and Beam homes are designed to showcase a striking amount of wood in the structure. While both framing methods have many similar applications, there are also distinct differences between the two.
Authentic timber framing utilizes tried and true connection detail, such as mortise and tenon and dovetail joinery. These joints are far more decorative and unique than traditional plated connections.
Post and Beam construction does not utilize hand-hewn connection detail and instead uses modern steel connections to either improve strength, alter the aesthetic, or reduce cost. Recently, many people have been drawn to steel connection detail to amplify a modern aesthetic without compromising the look and feel of traditional exposed wooden elements.
Structural Insulated Panels
Wrapping a timber frame home or a post and beam home with an energy-efficient SIPs wall and roof system futureproofs your investment against mold, insects, fire, and much more. Also, since SIPs become part of the structural aspect of your home, they make your timber frame home stronger and more structurally sound.
Mortise And Tenon Joinery
Post And Beam
Metal Bracket Joinery
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