A good alternative to a full log home, Timber Frame homes combine the Beauty of wood with the functionality of drywall interior walls. Timber Frame and Post & Beam Construction are similar to Log Homes in that a "timber package" is milled at a remote location then assembled on your job site. Typically this Timber Frame is the "Skeleton" of the home. Some companies build with traditional framing and insulation between the exposed beams, other use very energy efficient SIPS (Structurally Insulated Panels) between the beams. The common element of a Timber Frame or Post & Beam home are high ceilings, open floor plans, and extensive windows to capture views and natural light. The Wood in a Post & Beam structure can be square dimensional new lumber, True Reclaimed Recycled Timbers or Full Round logs. This choice will be determined by both budget and visual impression desired.
Most Timber Frame & Post & Beam suppliers have draftsman on staff to help design your custom home.
Turn-key cost to build starts at $250/SF
We are currently building a Woodhouse, The Timber Frame Company home in Keystone, Colorado with an expected completion of June 2015. Please call us for a private link to construction photos and information.
Here are links to a few reputable Timber Frame Suppliers: