Design Inviting Timber Frame Home Plans

How do we make a house a home? We design and create a warm and inviting space by paying close attention to the home’s floor plan. There are so many ways to go about designing timber frame home plans, but many will agree there are some fundamental things that must be included. The easiest route […]

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Timber-Framed Commercial Buildings

When someone thinks about a commercial construction project, visions of steel and concrete likely dance around in their head. Fewer people think about a commercial building utilizing a natural resource like timber. But the sophisticated style and energy efficiency that come with timber frames make them the perfect building material for more than just residential […]

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What is Mass Timber, the Newest Construction Trend?

Mass timber is starting to get the attention it deserves in the United States. Over the past few years, Canada and parts of Europe have been embracing this growing construction trend, and now the United States is taking its turn and better understanding the benefits of constructing tall wood buildings.  But you may be asking […]

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Pick the Right Timber Frame Trusses for Your Project

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 […]

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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 thanks to what brides […]

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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 using timber frames. 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 insulated panels […]

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