10 Years of Timber

Mid-Atlantic Timberframes is thrilled to be celebrating our 10th anniversary in 2022! After starting as a small division of B&D Builders, supplying timber mainly for equestrian projects, it’s been rewarding to grow into the company we are today, designing and building timber frames for commercial and municipal buildings, custom homes, and much…

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The Top 8 Takeaways from the 2022 International Mass Timber Conference

The International Mass Timber Conference was held, in-person, April 12–14, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon, this year. This event is the largest gathering of mass timber experts in the world, so it’s a perfect opportunity for training and education. We took particular interest in three of the multiple education tracks…

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5 Distinctive Elements of a Timber Frame Home Interior

Heavy timber construction is a type of residential and commercial building framing that uses large timbers, joined together by traditional mortise-and-tenon joinery, to form a structural support that doesn’t require load-bearing walls. These timbers are left exposed in a finished project, taking advantage of wood’s natural strength and beauty…

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3 Things Shaping Custom Timber Home Building in 2022  

Natural Materials There’s a strong market for building timber frame vacation homes on lakes or in the mountains right now, and many homeowners want to complement those surroundings with natural building materials. We anticipate high demand for real stone, bamboo, timber, and other items for the foreseeable future. Outdoor Living We often…

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Mass Timber Brings Warmth, Flexibility to Commercial Building

When Japan-based Ryuichi Ashizawa Architects was tasked with designing a Pennsylvania facility for JST, a global maker of small electrical connectors, they needed to accommodate both manufacturing and office spaces. The mandatory mission was to design a building that would blend into and complement the surrounding wooded area. And with that demand,…

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Heavy Timber in Commercial Construction

The good news? We’re in the midst of a commercial construction boom. The bad news? Supply chain issues are still prevalent around the globe, with increased demand and wait times for acquiring building supplies, including glulam and CLT for mass timber projects. If you’re feeling the pain too, consider using heavy timber for your commercial…

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Responsible Forest Management Supplies Us with Timber Today…and Tomorrow

Trees and forests are important natural resources our planet needs not only to survive but thrive. Among their benefits, trees: Take in air, use the carbon dioxide, then emit oxygen back into the atmosphere. Filter air pollutants in urban areas. Improve water and soil quality. Help stop ground erosion with their deep, thick roots. …

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Is Mass Timber the Urban Building Material of the Future?

Mention the word “urban,” and many people think of “the concrete jungle” — tightly packed cities with tall buildings made of concrete and steel, and the sizzling surfaces of streets and sidewalks instead of cool grass. But that perception is changing. Worldwide, mass timber is bringing the warmth, beauty, and strength of wood to the urban…

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Which Timber Type & Wood Species Are Best for My Project?

Increasing numbers of architects, custom builders, and homeowners are choosing heavy timber or mass timber for their construction projects. Building with heavy timber provides unsurpassed strength and durability, as well as timeless elegance and beauty. Heavy timber and mass timber are also popular choices because of the warmth wood creates, its…

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Don’t Let High Timber Prices Stop You from Building

By now, we all know that timber and lumber prices have increased significantly over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, that doesn’t mean you have to put your wood building projects on hold. Thanks to building techniques using heavy timber and mass timber / CLT, you have options to keep costs down in the face of high timber prices. Why…

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