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Green Timber Frame Building

With the popularity of sustainable building practices ever on the rise, it's important to consider this option for building your own dream home.

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Reclaimed Wood in Timber Home Design
Vintage charm and one-of-a-kind character make reclaimed wood a winner with homeowners.
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4 Steps for Buying or Building a Timber Home
Follow these fundamentals, and you’ll be on the road to timber home perfection. These steps will show you how to buy or start b...
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Enclosing Time
Timber homes save you energy, time and money — from the outside in.
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Choosing Windows For a Timber Home
Our go-to guide for choosing the best windows for your timber home.
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Mountain Timber Home Showcases Energy-Efficiency Construction
Energy efficiency was the goal, but reclaimed materials and an eye for detail give this Montana mountain timber home a little f...
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New England Timber Barn Awarded "Outstanding" Green Design
A New England timber barn wins big with its highly efficient pre-fab design.
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Green Remodeling: Update Your Timber Home
Insider tips for mastering your green remodeling project.
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Small, Green & Affordable: A Well-Designed Timber Home in Colorado
A timber framer builds his home on a tight budget, trading square footage for space and special touches in a few important places.
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Point of Entry: Doors and Windows for Timber Homes
The right windows and doors will go a long way toward boosting your home’s energy efficiency and comfort.
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Windows & Doors: Boosting Energy Efficiency
The right windows and doors will go a long way toward boosting your home’s energy efficiency and comfort.
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A Guide to Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs
With legislation phasing out traditional incandescent light bulbs, it's time to brush up on your energy-efficient light bulb op...
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5 Money-Saving Tips for Your Timber Home
Increase your new or existing home's energy efficiency with these 5 money-saving tips!
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15 Tips to Plan Your Energy-Efficient Home
Planning energy efficiency before a home is built eases the amount of retrofitting that will have to be done later. Consider th...
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Building With Energy-Efficient Products
Achieve your "green" house goals with the most energy-efficient products and building materials.
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5 Eco-Friendly Design Tips
Want a home that's good for your budget and good for the planet? Then read on for our top 5 tips for eco-friendly designs.
SIPs vs. Stick-Built Construction
The main contributor to the exceptional efficiency of a timber home is the building envelope, starting with structural insulated panels (SIPs).
Window Shopping
Our go-to guide for choosing the best windows for your timber home.
The Science of Enclosure Systems
The efficient and energy- minded design of a timber home starts with the enclosure system.
Industry Insider: Tedd Benson
One of the most celebrated homebuilders in America, Tedd Benson is a true champion of the traditional timber-frame home — with a modern twist.
Panel Discussion: The Truth About SIPs
How SIPS can save you energy, time and money.