From community gathering spaces to restaurants, breweries, and wineries, more and more commercial builders are opting for heavy timber frame construction, not only for the aesthetics, but because timber framed buildings are acoustically sound . The properties of the wood prevent echoes and absorb sound waves making them perfect for everything from concert halls and wedding venues to retirement homes and other multi-purpose structures. Wood has a stronger sound-dampening capacity than most building materials.
In addition, the strength, versatility, and durability of timber allows for more open spaces because timber frame buildings do not require as many interior walls to support the building itself. The old-world feel of timber frame also makes it the perfect building material for wineries and microbreweries.