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Timber Frame & Post and Beam Homes

A Timber Frame Home can be a good option when unsure about how much wood you want in your Mountain Home.

Like Log Homes, Timber Frame Homes, sometimes referred to as Post & Beam Homes, come as a "package" from the manufacturer and can save money on the Architect & Design Fees if you find a stock plan from a supplier you like with minor modifications. Timber Frame Homes can save construction time as much of the "skeleton" of the structure has been pre-cut and goes together quickly on site. They also offer more visual interest and beauty than a standard stick frame home.

Typically you will see these heavy squared-off beams and carefully fitted and joined timbers with joints secured by large wooden pegs and mortise and tenon joints. The craftsmanship is apparent in the exposed beams. The best designs offer open floor plans and soaring ceilings. This building method has been used for thousands of years in many parts of the world, and is a trusted method of durability. Today's Timber Frame Homes use state of the art insulation or SIPS panels between the beams for high performance and energy saving.

There are several well respected Timber Frame and Post & Beam suppliers in both the US and Canada. Browse the floor plans of a respected manufacturer like Canadian Timber Frames to the see flexibility of design you can't always get with a traditional log home. Then contact us to help customize the plan to best fit your access, views, and lifestyle needs of your building site.

http://www.canadiantimberframes.com/designs

When comparing Timber Packages, take care to note what is included with the package. Some packages offer just the skeleton, others contain the full roof and wall framing system along with siding and other components you need to complete your home.

In the Colorado Mountain Ski Resort Region the building cost will be similar to a log home, starting at around $265/sf for a turn key home including plans, engineering, permits, site prep and construction.

This home was constructed by Mountain Log Homes of Colorado, Inc. in Keystone in 2016. The timbers came from Woodhouse in Pennsylvania. Visit our website to see more images.

http://www.mountain-loghomes.com/keystone-timber-frame-custom-home

Call us at 970-468-8683 to get started on your Timber Frame Home in Colorado.

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Breckenridge & Summit County – Frisco, Silverthorne, Keystone, Copper Mountain

Vail & Eagle County – Beaver Creek, Avon, Edwards

Steamboat & Routt County

Winter Park & Grand County- Granby, Frasier

Fairplay & Park County

Leadville & Lake County

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