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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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15 Tips to Plan Your Energy-Efficient Home
Planning energy efficiency before a home is built eases the amount of retrofitting that will have to be done later. Consider these 15 tips when choosing everything from your floor plan to your appliances.
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Choosing the Right Windows For Your Home
With different window options available for every room, it can be a little overwhelming to make decisions. Here’s what you need...
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Q & A: Timber Home Window Tips
Since load-bearing walls are largely unnecessary in timber frame homes, fill your walls with glass to bring in as much natural ...
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6 Tips for Choosing Windows for Your Timber Home
Since load-bearing walls are largely unnecessary in timber frame homes, fill your walls with glass to bring in as much natural ...
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What's Included 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 frame kit...
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6 Tips for Working with Contractors
Developing a positive relationship with your contractor is a key to keeping headaches to a minimum.
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5 Eco-Friendly Design Tips
Want a home that's good for your budget and good for the planet? Then read on for our top 5 tips for eco-friendly designs.
Getting Creative with Natural Materials
How creative can you really get with natural building materials?

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