Is Mass Timber the Urban Building Material of the Future?

Mention the word “urban,” and many people think of “the concrete jungle” — tightly packed cities with tall buildings made of concrete and steel, and the sizzling surfaces of streets and sidewalks instead of cool grass. But that perception is changing. Worldwide, mass timber is bringing the warmth, beauty, and strength of wood to the urban…

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Which Timber Type & Wood Species Are Best for My Project?

Increasing numbers of architects, custom builders, and homeowners are choosing heavy timber or mass timber for their construction projects. Building with heavy timber provides unsurpassed strength and durability, as well as timeless elegance and beauty. Heavy timber and mass timber are also popular choices because of the warmth wood creates, its…

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Don’t Let High Timber Prices Stop You from Building

By now, we all know that timber and lumber prices have increased significantly over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, that doesn’t mean you have to put your wood building projects on hold. Thanks to building techniques using heavy timber and mass timber / CLT, you have options to keep costs down in the face of high timber prices. Why…

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Timber Waste Recycling: How Trees Go Full Circle

At Mid-Atlantic Timberframes, our sustainability practices go beyond just the natural materials we use in our structures. First, we work with timber suppliers who plant as many as ten times the number of trees they cut down for timber manufacturing. And second, we also ensure that any timber waste or scrap timber from our manufacturing process…

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Can Timber Frame Construction Help with Climate Change?

With a renewed focus on the environment, green initiatives, and reversing climate change, building with more thought and sustainability will be important in the coming years. While this may be a challenge for some architects and builders who have been comfortable building with materials like steel and concrete, it is exciting for those who already…

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Mass Timber Is on the Rise: Do You Need to Tap an Expert Consultant?

The advantages of timber frame construction are great. If you are new to heavy timber framing, though, consulting with a timber expert can greatly enhance the experience. They’ll work with you on design parameters for the most efficient use of mass timber, help you avoid pitfalls, offer design assist services to guide the project through the…

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Maintaining Your Timber Frame Structure

When you build timber frame buildings using old-world techniques and the finest selection of raw lumber, you are promised a timeless structure created to minimize building maintenance and remain naturally beautiful, structurally sound, and energy efficient for many generations. Whether you are building an outdoor pavilion, a custom timber frame…

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Timber Frames: The Fabrication Process

At Mid-Atlantic Timberframes, we insist on using the best-grade lumber available. All of our timbers come from sustainable, well-managed forests, and we use a variety of woods for our homes and timber-framed buildings — mainly Douglas fir, eastern white pine, red cedar, and oak. Each species offers unique character, from the beautiful grain to…

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Outdoor Timber Frame Construction

Why Timber Frames Are What You Need in Outdoor Living Spaces Plans for 2020 may not be turning out as you had planned, especially coming up on this summer season. Staycations are the new normal, and with that, you will need an outdoor space that allows you to forget you’re just in your own backyard. That’s why outdoor living spaces are becoming…

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The Benefits of SIPs in Timber Frame Homes

One of the many things that make timber frame homes appealing to the modern homeowner is the sustainability and energy efficiency that timber framing affords. If homeowners partner with the right timber framer, timber frame homes can be built with sustainable practices and the timbers can come from well-managed forests. Add to these green building…

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