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Get planning and building tips for timber home construction, including info on budgeting, eco-friendly building advice, siting your home, interior & exterior design elements, and more.

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How to Choose Reclaimed Wood Flooring
Reclaimed wood flooring is not only eco-friendly, but a great way to add unique character to your home's interior design. Here's a look at how to choose reclaimed wood flooring, and some things to look for (and avoid).
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Top 15 Questions About Timber-Frame Houses
No doubt you’ve got questions about timber-frame houses: building them, designing them, living in them. Thankfully, we have ans...
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How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Private Road Ownership
Many timber frame homes are set on plots of land accessed by only a shared private road. Sharing a private road with your neigh...
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Q & A: How to Convey Your Ideas to Timber Frame Professionals
The things you need to do before you start talking to your timber frame professional.
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3 Tips for Downsizing Your Timber Home
Good things come in small packages — even when it comes to your timber home. Check out these tips on downsizing your home.
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Special Spaces: 4 Rooms to Personalize Your Timber Home
From quiet corners to hobby hangouts, consider adding a few extra personal places when designing your new home.
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Cutting Costs in Home Building Budgets
Your home-building budget may have shrunk in the past 12 months. But you can still get the home you want while spending less.
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6 Tips for Working with Contractors
Developing a positive relationship with your contractor is a key to keeping headaches to a minimum.
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Can We Afford This? Setting a Home Construction Budget
How much should you budget for building a house? Here's how to develop a timber frame home construction budget to avoid running...
Timber Home Living's Holiday Gift Guide
These unique products are perfect holiday gifts for the special people in your life.
6 Darling Porch Items You'll Need This Summer
Make your timber home living easy this summer with these fun and functional products.