As you consider building a post and beam dream home (and choosing a company to produce that home) there are a few factors to keep in mind:
- Quality and Structural Integrity:
Are the timbers dry or unseasoned? Is the wood harvested in a sustainable way?
How are the post and beams connected? Unlike traditional timber framing, in which complex joints are pegged together, post-and-beam construction typically uses fastening hardware, metal plates or simple joinery to connect the frame members.
- The Enclosure:
Post-and-beam construction creates beautiful structure, but the frame must be wrapped in exterior walls and roofing to make a livable home.
- Design & Dollars:
While you’re choosing a team to work on your post-and-beam home, you should also have clear ideas on the design of your home and how you will budget.