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Expert advice for building a timber frame home, including advice on timber frame construction, eco-friendly building, window options, framing & trusses, insulation tips, wood choices and construction site management.

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Canadian Timberframes Journey Part 3: How to Design a Timber Frame Exterior
The exterior of your timber frame is just as important as the inside.
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The Party Barn: How to Build the Ultimate Timber Frame Barn
A symbol of American tradition, backyard barns have become the place to be for good old-fashioned fun! Here’s what you need t...
Your Guide to Designing a Timber Frame Barn Home
Your Guide to Designing a Timber Frame Barn Home
Barn-style homes are having a big moment in the sun. Check out these tips and trends to help you achieve that look in your timb...
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Are Geothermal Heat Systems Efficient?
Are geothermal heat systems really as efficient and cost effective as you think?
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The 5 Types of Trusses for Timber Frame Homes
In truss systems, engineering and art intersect, creating the open-concept designs that today’s buyers seek. But more important...
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5 Ways to Incorporate Reclaimed Materials Into Your Home
5 Ways to Incorporate Reclaimed Materials Into Your Home
Here are a few of our favorite options on how to use reclaimed materials in your timber frame.
Why Air-Dried Timbers Will Save You Energy
Why Air-Dried Timbers Will Save You Energy
Letting nature run its course on your timbers can help preserve energy and money at the cost of time and planning.
How to Find the Best Time to Begin Construction on a Timber Frame
Canadian Timberframes Journey Part 2: How to Find the Best Time to Begin Construction on a Timber Frame
Construction runs smoothly thanks to a little forethought and attention to detail during the design phase.
Are Exotic Hardwoods Worth the Cost?
Are Exotic Hardwoods Worth the Cost?
What are the benefits of exotic hardwoods for exterior spaces, and are they worth the cost?
4 Unique Timber-Frame Traditions
4 Unique Timber-Frame Traditions
In the timber-frame construction process, there are a few steps and traditions not found in conventional home building, and the...
Timber Frame History: Learn About This Old-World Practice
Timber Frame History: Learn About This Old-World Practice
With its roots firmly planted in Old World Europe, the tradition of timber framing branched out to North America and grew strong.
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.
Benefits of a Pier Foundation
Benefits of a Pier Foundation
Learn about the uses of a pier-and-beam, or pier foundation, and the pros and cons to building this construction style.
The Makings of a Lakeside Legacy
Canadian Timberframes Journey Part 1:The Makings of a Lakeside Legacy
Our Welcome Home Series is back! This time around we’re heading north, to Ontario’s picturesque “cottage country,” where we’ll ...
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...
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