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Expert advice for building a timber frame home, including advice on timber frame construction, eco-friendly building, window options, framing & trusses, insulation tips, wood choices and construction site management.

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How Clean is Your Home's Air?
We often take indoor air quality for granted, but the fact is the air inside your home could have more concentrated pollutants than the air outside. Here’s how to test your home's air quality.
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The Grand Reveal: Our Welcome Home Series
Our “Welcome Home” series retreat is complete, ready to host friends and family and is much more than meets the eye.
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Protecting Your Timber Home (Inside and Out!) From Humidity
Six tips to keeping your timber home nice and dry, no matter your climate
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Timber Framing in America 1620-2020
Join a structural engineer and a timber framer for a conversation about the evolution of the craft over 400 years. Tools, speci...
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Questions & Answers From Timber Frame Experts
Building a timber home calls for some serious decision-making. To help you make the most informed decision possible, we chatted...
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How to Decide Where to Put Your Timber Home's Chimney
A reader writes in wondering where to put a chimney to get the most bang for their buck...
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The Secrets Behind SIPs
Structural insulated panels are among the most energy-efficient building products you can buy, boasting impressive R-values and...
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Your Checklist For Finalizing Construction Plans
You’re on track to build your home this year. What do you need to discuss with your general contractor or builder before the sa...
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The Welcome Home Series Part 4: Passing Inspections
Attention to detail in the design and planning stages allowed this family vacation home to pass a trio of building inspections ...
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The Welcome Home Series Part 3: Raising the Frame
After finalizing the design details, the next step in this Riverbend Timber Framing home’s journey to completion is to cut and ...
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The Welcome Home Series Part 2: Designing a Timber Home Dream
After laying the groundwork for success in Part 1 of our series, the Riverbend Timber Framing design team gets to work, craftin...
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The Welcome Home Series Part 1: A Timber Home Away From Home
Our Welcome Home Series is back! This time, we follow a Florida couple’s dream of creating a second-home retreat for their grow...
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The Timber Frame Company Helping Preserve the Brazilian Rainforest
Rick Paid is like the Indiana Jones of timber. One part adventurer, one part preservationist and one part visionary, he is sust...
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custom home quiz
What's Your Dream Custom Home?
Figure out what kind of custom home you should build.
Wiring and Ductwork
How to Plan Your Wiring and Ductwork
What goes on behind your four walls requires a lot of planning. Here’s how to get your systems straight.
Timber Home Construction
Who Actually Builds Your Home?
Whoever builds the home, the best qualifications are that the person provide reliable, qualified subcontractors and that you fe...
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Anatomy of a Timber Frame
Use this handy illustration as a guide to timber frame terminology:
Home Building Tools
Our Checklist for a Smooth Build
Follow these 8 steps to a productive, efficient build.
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The Advantage of Using SIPs, or Structural Insulated Panels
Timber homes are leading the charge in comfort and energy efficiency, thanks to the use of structural insulated panels (SIPs), ...