What’s in a Timber Frame Kit?

If you’re trying to get a handle on what you’ll get when you buy a timber home package, start with this sample timber home kit package list. By Timber Home Living Staff

Post and Beam Timber Frame Home Kit

Photo by Rich Frutchey

If you’re trying to get a handle on what you’ll get when you buy a timber frame kit, start by checking out the details. Here’s a sample materials list from Classic Post & Beam, a timber frame company in York, Maine. But remember, each producer’s package is different, so be sure to request a materials list from companies you’re considering. Package details are listed on a company’s web site.

FIRST-FLOOR SYSTEM:
■ Pressure-treated sill; LVL girders; 2” x 10” spruce rim joists, floor joists and headers; metal bridging and joist hangers
■ 3/4″ tongue-and-groove subfloor
■ Basement stair materials, including: 2″ x 12″ stringers; 5/4″ bullnose; southern yellow pine treads

PORCH AND DECK MATERIALS:
■ Pressure-treated nailer; sill; floor joists; 16″ o.c.
■ 5/4″ x 6″ western red cedar decking with sound tight knots
■ 6″ x 6″ pine porch posts
■ Spruce rafters; ties; nailers; headers
■ 5/8″ square edge roof sheathing
■ 1″ knotty pine v-groove ceiling boards
■ Metal bridging and joist hangers as required

PRECUT TIMBER SYSTEM:
■ Precut and numbered eastern white pine frame, including: 6″ x 6″ and 6″ x 8″ posts, girts, headers and principal rafters; 4″ x 6″ corner braces
■ Precut and numbered spruce ceiling joists, posts, beams, roof purlins and blocking or rafters and ties; structural ridge beams; timber truss
■ Lag screws and carriage bolts; spiral spikes and ring shank nails to secure timber frame system

STRUCTURAL INSULATED PANEL (SIP) SYSTEMS:
■ Structural wall panels fabricated with 3 1/2″ of urethane foam, injected between (2) layers of 7/16″ oriented strand board (OSB). Each panel is equipped with a built-in wire chase and a tongue-and-groove edge with a cam-lock installation system. Each panel is pre-cut for all window and door openings, plus all eave and gable cuts, and then numbered for easy installation.
■ Urethane foam for all panel joints; 8″ ring shank nails; 8″ o.c.
■ House wrap

DOUBLE-ROOF SYSTEM:
■ 1″ knotty pine v-groove roof boards
■ 4″ urethane rigid roof insulation
■ Urethane foam and aluminum tape for insulation
■ 2″ x 3″ spruce roof strapping; 16″ o.c. with fasteners
■ 5/8″ square-edge roof sheathing
■ Urethane foam and aluminum tape for insulation

PORCH AND DECK MATERIALS:
■ Pressure-treated nailer; sill; floor joists; 16″ o.c.
■ 5/4″ x 6″ western red cedar decking with sound tight knots
■ 6″ x 6″ pine porch posts
■ Spruce rafters; ties; nailers; headers
■ 5/8″ square edge roof sheathing
■ 8″ galvanized drip edge for eaves and rakes; 15 lb. felt paper; shingle over ridge vent; 4″ diameter screen soffit vents; 16″ o.c.; continuous strip vent where required
■ Roof shingles

EXTERIOR-FINISH MATERIALS:
■ 1/2″ x 6″ western red cedar; clear vertical grain; bevel siding @ 4 1/2” exposure
■ 5/4″ x 4″ western red cedar door and window, eaves and gable trim
■ 5/4″ x 6″ western red cedar corner boards (may be supplied as 8″)
■ 5/4″ x 8″ western red cedar door toe kick, eaves, gable and overhead door-jamb trim
■ 5/4″ x 8″ western red cedar gable and eave frieze trim
■ 1″x3″ and 1″x6″ vertical strapping at corners, windows and doors
■ Ice and water shield around windows, doors and corners
■ Stainless steel siding and trim nails
■ Decorative entrance trim as required

INTERIOR PARTITIONS, STAIRS AND FLOORING:
■ Spruce studs, plates, shoes and beam blocking for all interior partitions
■ Second-floor stair materials, including: 2″ x 12″ stringers; 5/4″ bullnose; southern yellow pine treads; 1″ pine risers
■ 2″ x 6″ v-groove second-floor decking
■ 1″ knotty pine v-groove ceiling

WINDOWS AND DOORS:
■ Interior doors and lock sets
■ Exterior doors (insulated, pre-hung fiberglass), complete with lock sets. Gliding patio and hinged patio doors, complete with removable wood grilles, screens and lock set
■ High-performance windows (Low-E) windows.



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Indrek January 14, 2013 at 5:44 pm

There’s an easier way to build from precut timber frame http://www.diywoodbuildings.com/products

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