What is it?
Why use it?
Creating the Plans French,
Homes Additions Trusses,
Roof Systems, Barns, Decks, Gates, Stairs,
Hand Rails, Enclosures, Radiant
Floor Heating, Finish
in Furniture, Timber
What is a timber frame? A Timber Frame is simply the
construction of your home's basic frame, from timbers. We
typically use the finest BC Douglas Fir for it's strength and
durability. Douglas Fir, which turns deep reddish brown with age,
is the strongest of the available softwoods. We also work with Spruce and Pine.
While not as strong as Douglas Fir they are lighter in color, turning to a rich honey
tone over time. For outdoor structures we suggest cedar, as it provides better
natural rot resistance. There is also a growing popularity to use recycled timbers,
but this option is currently more expensive.
Why use Timber Frame?
Common to everyone that has entered a timber
frame home is an overwhelming desire to wake up surrounded by the stunning beauty of the exposed
timbers, the warmth and security feeling of strength, security, and
durability of the wood.
Custom Design - the sky's the limit!
Energy Efficient - combined with in floor heating and the
efficiency of timber framing, customers can expect to see a 50%
reduction in their heating bill.
Esthetics - a timber frame home blends into it's surroundings..
Long Term Value