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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Outdoor Timber Frame Construction

Why Timber Frames Are What You Need in Outdoor Living Spaces Plans for 2020 may not be turning out as you had planned, especially coming up on this summer season. Staycations are the new normal, and with that, you will need an outdoor space that allows you to forget you’re just in your own backyard. That’s why outdoor living spaces are becoming…

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Design Timber Frame Home Plans

How do we make a house a home? We design and create a warm and inviting space by paying close attention to the home’s floor plan. There are so many ways to go about designing timber frame home plans, but many will agree there are some fundamental things that must be included. The easiest route to take when building your custom timber frame…

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Why Build Timber Frame Homes?

You have many materials and methods to choose from when building a home. We may be biased, but we recommend building timber frame homes. What exactly are they? Well, timber frames are large wooden beams that form structural support that doesn’t require load-bearing walls. The timbers are precisely joined by connecting a mortise on the end of…

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Questions to Ask Your Custom Home Builder

Our team of timber frame builders and designers at Mid-Atlantic Timberframes frequently work with custom home builders. Because we are not a general contractor, we must rely on them to take the timber frame plans we design and then execute the actual timber frame home build for our clients. The custom home builders our customers choose do not…

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Is a Timber Frame Home in Your Budget?

5 Ways to Save on the Cost of a Timber Frame Home Before starting the process of designing a timber frame home, it’s best to know your budget—or at least a ballpark budget. You’ll want to keep it in mind as you begin to make your list of design wants versus design needs. Timber frame home prices vary due to the custom-build aspect of them,…

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Timber Frame Home Plans: How to Choose The Right Piece of Land

What’s that saying, “A picture’s worth a thousand words”? If that’s the case, then an in-person view must be worth a million, surely. So you’re in the beginning stages of drawing up your timber frame home plans. You’ve decided on the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, you already have paint colors picked out in your head, and you…

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Custom Home: Energy-Efficient Timber Frame Home

Build an Energy-Efficient Timber Frame Home with Sustainability in Mind Achieve your “green” timber frame home goals with SIPs. One of the many things that makes a timber frame home appealing to the modern homeowner is the sustainability and energy efficiency that timber framing affords. Green building practices and the use of structural…

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Timber Frames Used to Create Beautiful Outdoor Living Spaces

When we think of our homes, we tend to envision our living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens—the interior spaces we spend most of our time in. But what about exterior spaces? Using a timber frame pavilion to build elements such as outdoor kitchens, decks, and porches is a beautiful way to increase and enhance your overall living space. Timber frame…

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