Timber frame homes have unique concepts that bring the beauty and warmth of wood into your home. All or part of your home’s structure can contain timber framing. They’re structures vary, drawn specifically for each house and each homeowner, including yourself.
Wood for these homes are often cut by a CNC machine, all based on the drawings from your original designs. That’s what makes this type of house so unique: precision with beauty.
Another key advantage to choosing a timber frame home is your layout. With strong beams and powerful joists your house is in no need to have load-bearing walls cutting through living spaces. You nearly have complete freedom in designing an open-concept area for your family to cook, entertain, play, and watch a movie. It’s up to you. This is your new life and you deserve to get what you’re asking for. If open-concept living has been a dream of yours then we highly recommend looking into timber framing your new home.
More than the aesthetic beauty of open floor plans and exposed wood, these houses are generally much stronger and safer than your average house. Surprisingly, they also fair better in a fire than modern homes today. This is due to the thick timber supports, which are harder to burn through than the thin panels of wood that are conventionally used.
Here is a cross section of a simple timber frame home:
We recently had the opportunity to visit Davis Frame Co, based in Claremont NH and discuss projects not only dealing with timber but paneling (a cheaper option) as well. Steve and his team were wonderful hosts and we hope to work together in the future.
Timber frame houses are strong, unique, customizable, beautiful, safe, and they can be yours. From a country mountainside corner, to victorian style, rustic or even the clean feel of a modern New England home, timber frame homes can take on any lifestyle. Will they take on yours?