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. […]

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Why Timber Frames Exceed Post-and-Beam Construction

A constant that remains in our business is educating others on the differences between timber frames and post-and-beam construction. Many times, the terms are used interchangeably. However, they are not synonyms. Both construction styles honor the rustic appearance of exposed timbers in a building’s profile, adding a natural beauty to the space. But their differences […]

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What is Mass Timber, the Newest 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 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 […]

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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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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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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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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. Fewer people think about the […]

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Post and Beam Construction or Timber Frame Construction?

Before you start your timber frame build process, become informed on the differences between the two types of building methods. Over the years, we have found a lot of confusion exists among consumers, as well as those within the industry, as to the difference between timber frame construction and post and beam construction. The main […]

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