Category: Heavy Timber

Heavy timer was the preferred material used for construction long ago, and has recently been making a comeback. Why use heavy timber? Is it really a better option, and why? Heavy timber is a “greener” alternative, a more cost efficient …

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There are many design elements that can be incorporated into a property to give it a unique ambience. For example, heavy timber is used in a variety of areas in the home and adds an industrial, warm feeling to any …

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Heavy timber construction is a traditional style of building that has been used for hundreds of years. While it used to be for functional purposes only, modern technology now allows builders to combine form and function. Homes built with heavy …

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Contractors and fire fighters recognize the excellent fire-resistant advantages of heavy timbers used as construction materials for buildings. In order for building materials to qualify, they must meet certain requirements. For example, the wood must be a particular size and …

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When the average person thinks about building a structure, one of the first thoughts he or she has is of the optimal material choice. This is often wood, and usually this means, at least in the minds of the amateur …

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When designing a house, one of the major decisions is deciding what type of support to use in constructing the frame. Some homebuilders opt for metal supports or concrete. However, we still stand behind the value of heavy timber supports. …

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Heavy timber framed homes and buildings have been coming back in style since the 1970s. Although many people currently live in more conventional “modern” homes, people everywhere realize the beauty of a heavy timber framed home. Furthermore, there is evidence …

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