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Eco-Friendly Timber Frame Homes

Sustainable building practices are not only friendly to the earth, but also to your budget. Learn how to implement green options to create an eco-friendly timber frame home, including using reclaimed materials, eco-friendly insulation, solar energy options, energy-efficient windows and more.

How Clean is Your Home's Air?
We often take indoor air quality for granted, but the fact is the air inside your home could have more concentrated pollutants ...
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Questions & Answers From Timber Frame Experts
Building a timber home calls for some serious decision-making. To help you make the most informed decision possible, we chatted...
The Secrets Behind SIPs
Structural insulated panels are among the most energy-efficient building products you can buy, boasting impressive R-values and...
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The Timber Frame Company Helping Preserve the Brazilian Rainforest
Rick Paid is like the Indiana Jones of timber. One part adventurer, one part preservationist and one part visionary, he is sust...
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(Pre-)Cut Above the Rest
Structural insulated panels (SIPs) and timber frame homes mirror and reinforce each other’s strengths, from their sustainabilit...
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Are Geothermal Heat Systems Efficient?
Are geothermal heat systems really as efficient and cost effective as you think?
Is PEX Plastic Tubing Better than Copper?
Is PEX Plastic Tubing Better than Copper?
Why plastic tubing is replacing copper water pipes in homes.
The Case for Straw Bale Timber Frame Homes
The Case for Straw Bale Timber Frame Homes
Why straw bales are increasingly popular for timber-home walls.
What is a Solar Tube?
What is a Solar Tube?
Solar tubes — also known as sun tubes or tubular skylights — can help to permanently light your home without using extra energy...
The Benefits of Passive Solar Design on Your Timber Frame
The Benefits of Passive Solar Design on Your Timber Frame
Nature’s best heat and light source provides necessary warmth efficiently. Learn about passive solar design and how to incorpor...
Enclosing Time
Timber homes save you energy, time and money — from the outside in.
The Timber Home Difference
This free guide addresses timber frame homes from top to bottom, energy efficiency to layouts, joints and trusses to wood speci...
Choosing Windows For a Timber Home
Our go-to guide for choosing the best windows for your timber home.
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Industry Insider: Tedd Benson
One of the most celebrated homebuilders in America, Tedd Benson is a true champion of the traditional timber-frame home — with ...
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5 Quick Facts About SIPs
Structural insulated panels (SIPs) are a practical, economical and eco-friendly wall system. Here are 5 quick facts about SIPs ...
This Mountain Retreat Showcases Just How Energy-Efficient Timber Homes Can Be
Energy efficiency was the goal, but reclaimed materials and an eye for detail give this Montana mountain timber home a little f...
New England Timber Barn Awarded "Outstanding" Green Design
A New England timber barn wins big with its highly efficient pre-fab design.

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