Congratulations on your decision to build your dream timber frame home. It doesn’t stop there. Next are those things you can do to ensure it’s built the right way. Here are three considerations that will make your home built on design, style, and budget needs.
Just like every other project, your new timber frame house starts with a design on paper. Ensure your employed designer, architect, and engineer have enough knowledge about timber frame homes. An expert designer will offer you a robust and beautiful design that is inexpensive and durable.
A Full or Accent Timber Frame Home
A full timber frame house means the whole building structure is built with just timber, giving you a lasting home. Creating this type of home will cost you more than a conventional house because more wood will be used. Nevertheless, you’ll get value for the money spent.
On the other hand, you can build a conventional house with timber frames for aesthetics or structural objectives at an affordable rate.
Wood Type for Building Timber Frame Homes
To get the best home style and structure, you need to work with your designer and engineer. In doing so, you will be able to choose your:
* Timber species: Based on your desired design, several wood species are available to choose from, including cedar, pine, oak, and spruce. The location you are in will determine the cost and availability of the timber.
* Wood processing method: The processing of timber has a significant impact on its look, longevity, and strength. The premium choice for building timber frame homes is fully planed, kiln-dried, free-of-heart centred timbers. The most economical option available includes green wood, rough sawn and boxed heart timbers.
However, using green wood is not advisable because it is fresh from the forest, not dried. Fresh wood has much moisture content that may result in cracking, shifting and movement as the home ages.
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