Pick the Right Timber Frame Trusses System

The truss system used in a timber frame home might be chosen to suit structural needs or aesthetic reasons. But what is a truss, you might ask? A truss is a timbered unit composed of a combination of vertical posts, girts, main rafters, struts, and knee braces fastened together to form a structural bridging system over an open space. These are…

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Timber Frame Party Barn: Plan Your Own

Barns might typically be associated with farmland, but in today’s market, they have functions beyond just housing animals and farm equipment. More specifically, barns are becoming desirable options for wedding and event venues. Timber frame “party barns” are trending as one of the top venue choices for wedding ceremonies and receptions…

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Why Build Timber Frame Homes?

You have many materials and methods to choose from when building a home. We may be biased, but we recommend building timber frame homes. What exactly are they? Well, timber frames are large wooden beams that form structural support that doesn’t require load-bearing walls. The timbers are precisely joined by connecting a mortise on the end of…

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Questions to Ask Your Custom Home Builder

Our team of timber frame builders and designers at Mid-Atlantic Timberframes frequently work with custom home builders. Because we are not a general contractor, we must rely on them to take the timber frame plans we design and then execute the actual timber frame home build for our clients. The custom home builders our customers choose do not…

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Is a Timber Frame Home in Your Budget?

5 Ways to Save on the Cost of a Timber Frame Home Before starting the process of designing a timber frame home, it’s best to know your budget—or at least a ballpark budget. You’ll want to keep it in mind as you begin to make your list of design wants versus design needs. Timber frame home prices vary due to the custom-build aspect of them,…

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Timber Frame Home Plans: How to Choose The Right Piece of Land

What’s that saying, “A picture’s worth a thousand words”? If that’s the case, then an in-person view must be worth a million, surely. So you’re in the beginning stages of drawing up your timber frame home plans. You’ve decided on the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, you already have paint colors picked out in your head, and you…

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Custom Home: Energy-Efficient Timber Frame Home

Build an Energy-Efficient Timber Frame Home with Sustainability in Mind Achieve your “green” timber frame home goals with SIPs. One of the many things that makes a timber frame home appealing to the modern homeowner is the sustainability and energy efficiency that timber framing affords. Green building practices and the use of structural…

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Timber Frames Used to Create Beautiful Outdoor Living Spaces

When we think of our homes, we tend to envision our living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens—the interior spaces we spend most of our time in. But what about exterior spaces? Using a timber frame pavilion to build elements such as outdoor kitchens, decks, and porches is a beautiful way to increase and enhance your overall living space. Timber frame…

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Timber Frame Questions? We Have Answers!

Timber frame construction has enjoyed a steady rise in popularity over the past few decades—and it’s not just homeowners who are embracing the versatile building method. From equine facilities to municipal bureaus, more commercial structures are now incorporating the method as well. To learn more about it, let’s look at a few of the most…

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Residential Architect: Heavy Timber Construction

Heavy Timber Construction Finds Its Place in Commercial Markets. The time-tested material is playing a bigger role in projects throughout the US—here’s why. When someone thinks about a commercial construction project, visions of steel and concrete likely dance around in their head. The concrete jungle—heavy, strong, and built to last.…

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