Timber frame structures are not limited to equestrian and equipment barns. If you’re interested in adding a guest house or mother-in-law suite, pool house or any other building to your property, consider the quality and craftsmanship of a timber frame structure.
What is timber frame construction?
Timber frame construction utilizes wood posts and beams to build large, dramatic open spaces. In traditional timber framing, posts and beams are fastened using complex wooden joinery rather than nails or other mechanical fasteners. The heavy timber posts and beams that are specially selected and milled to build timber frame barns may cost more than typical stick framed residential home lumber packages, but are also framed for strength and durability to stand for generations.
Why timber frame?
Timber frame structures are built to last. According to the Timber Framers Guild, cultures across the globe have utilized this building method and evidence of timber framing can be traced back to 200 B.C. in the Middle East, Europe and Asia. Today, the timber framing methods of long ago have been modernized to ensure maximum durability and energy efficiency while maintaining the artistry and craftsmanship of the building practice.
What is the difference between timber frame and post and beam construction?
Timber framing and post and beam construction are similar building processes that harness the sturdiness, reliability, and warm elegance of exposed timber. Both construction techniques use large posts to create dramatically open spaces. Post and beam construction does not rely on wooden joinery, instead using heavy-duty hardware.
How do I start?
Contact us to get started on your timber frame barn project. We’ll answer all of your questions and guide you through the design and building process. We’ll then schedule a visit to meet you in person at the desired location for your timber frame barn and discuss your needs. We’ll work with our trusted architects or drafters to develop the plan that’s right for you and upon signing a contract, we’ll schedule the construction of your barn! The timeline will vary based on barn size and season.