Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Questions about our timber frame house plans.
Questions about Timber Home Living magazine.
Questions about timber frame home shows and seminars.
Questions about featuring your timber home in our magazine.
Q: I am interested in one of the timber frame house plans featured on your site. Can you send me more information or kit prices?
We are pleased to serve as a host for the many companies that feature timber frame house plans on this site. However, we do not sell these timber frame houses ourselves—we are merely a link between you and the various timber framing producers. You must contact the company directly to get any more information about the timber frame house featured.
Q: What exactly is included in a timber home kit or package?
Timber home kits are as individual as the companies that sell them. Some kits include nothing but the timber necessary to frame the house. Other kits include windows, doors, roofing systems, assistance in erecting the home and other extras. Do not use the timber package price, or research from other timber framing companies to make assumptions about what exactly a particular kit contains. Rather, ask the timber framing company to provide you with a detailed list of what they specifically provide in their packages.
Q: What would be the cost to build one of the timber frame house plans I see on your site?
We do not sell these timber frame house plans ourselves, so we cannot quote you prices on the plans you see on our site. Please contact the specific timber framing company directly to discuss pricing.
Q: Where can I find more timber frame house plans?
Every issue of our publications contain pages of timber frame house plans like the ones we provide for this site.
Q: Where can I find contact information for the timber frame builders and companies that make the furnishings and accessories appearing in homes featured in Timber Home Living?
At the back of every issue, or at the end of the online features, we print a Resources directory with the contact information (address, phone number, web site) for the companies that contributed to the timber homes we feature. The Resources directory also contains information on the companies and products showcased in our special interest articles.
Q: When will I receive my first issue?
Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of your first issue.
Q: How do I cancel my subscription?
Please call us, write us, or just write cancel on your invoice. You may call (866) 298-5649 (U.S. and Canada) or (386) 447-2398 (International). You can also write to P.O. Box 420235, Palm Coast, FL 32142-0235.
Q: Will I get my money back if I cancel my subscription?
A refund will be issued for all the remaining copies that haven’t been mailed at the time of the cancellation.
Q: Do I have to pay for my children to attend the home show?
All children 18 and under attend our shows for free.
Q: Can I register for a home show by just showing up at the door?
Yes, but please allow a few extra minutes to go through our registration process.
Q: We registered ahead of time, but have not received our tickets. What should we do?
Go to the “Will Call” booth at the show’s location. (Do not stand in line.) Your registration packet will be waiting for you.
Q: I received my tickets, but some of my information is incorrect. Can I get the tickets reprinted?
Yes. Please come to the “Will Call” booth at the show’s location. (Do not stand in line.) We will take care of it for you.
Q: What is the difference between a seminar and a show?
A seminar is a full-day event in a classroom type environment. There are a small number of attendees (100- 300). An unbiased speaker presents on every stage of the timber frame construction process, answering questions, and encouraging input. There are around a dozen builders and producers present and exhibiting.
A show, on the other hand, is a three-day event involving dozens of exhibitors and thousands of attendees. There are 50-minute free workshops on a variety of topics (building, financing, choosing a company/builder).
Q: How does it benefit me to attend both a show and a seminar?
A show provides the opportunity to “shop around”?. This is the opportunity to gather and to see the possibilities available. The short workshops offer a brief look at decisions and pitfalls you may encounter along the road to attaining your dream home. A show is appropriate for people at every stage of the building process from “just thinking about it” to “moved in and living the timber home life.” The variety of exhibitors offers something for every one.
A seminar is geared towards people who are either beginning their research or are on the path to achieving their timber home dream. In the six-hour lesson, all the information that one collects at shows is whittled down in a manageable step-by-step format. A seminar offers the opportunity to ask specific questions of an unbiased source as well as to listen to others’ questions and experiences. A seminar is a true learning and sharing environment.