Timber Frame Design Services

Our greatest service is not simply creating affordable, quality frames, but our ability to translate your vision into reality through good communication. Together, we’ll define the scope and budget of your project and create a design that both suits your needs and reflects your dreams.

A comprehensive set of construction drawings and specifications are the key to a successful project. Your drawings are a form of contract that defines the scope of work, and contractors will use them to calculate their costs, order materials, and locate building components.

A goal without a plan is just a wish.
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

At Brooks Post & Beam, we provide a complete set of building plans, including floor plans, a foundation plan, elevations, sections and details. Windows and doors are clearly located and labeled in a complete Exterior Window and Door Schedule. Drawings are completely dimensioned with species and timbers sizes noted.

Panel plans are provided upon approval of floor plans and window and door locations and sizes. These include plan and elevation views of all panels with reflected timber frame profiles and fully dimensioned window and door openings, roof details and overhangs.

A materials list will be provided with quantity take offs for framing lumber, roof and siding materials, fasteners and hardware.

Timber Frame Construction Services

Once your designs are finalized, they are translated seamlessly to our timber cutting machine using our first-of-its-kind software. Each piece of the frame is cut according to specifications, and insulated panels are ordered.

Whether we erect your timber frame, you hire a contractor to do it, or you're DIY'ing your own Brooks Post & Beam kit, our role is to guide you through the construction process. Our 40 years’ experience means we know the best way to get through the jungle of construction issues, and by limiting the number of customers we work with each year, we are able to devote ourselves to making sure each project goes as smoothly as possible.

Erecting the frame requires respect for the site and for the needs of the owner. Attention must be paid to safety—of the building and of all the people involved—and our goal is always to make sure nothing will cast a shadow on the project. By identifying potential problems, we help avoid delays, unexpected costs and insurance issues.

Our owner’s manual covers all phases of construction from siting your building, preparing the site, getting bids, developing drawings and specifications, acquiring adequate insurance, plumbing, wiring, heating, finishes, insulated panels and much more. Our building manual steps you through the process of erecting your timber frame and installing insulated wall and roof panels.

We help manage relationships with contractors and offer guidance on how best to communicate with them. We also provide support answering questions from bankers, building officials, subcontractors … and even family members!

We’ve got your back.

Timber Frame Support & Consulting

From gathering ideas to putting the final touches on your project, Brooks Post & Beam is your guide. We provide a roadmap of what to expect, turn your needs and wants into professional timber frame designs and, in turn, frames, and we support and strengthen your relationships with contractors.

Our decades of experience and our personal relationships with clients allow us to support them with empathy and integrity. Each person who works in our small company gets to know our clients in a way that makes this support a personal mission for each of us: We want to make your dream a reality, and protect you from foreseeable trouble in the process.

Your owner’s manual, tailored to your building, its systems and your needs, will continue to support you long after we’ve celebrated a successful project! Every Brooks Post & Beam project comes with its own custom owner’s manual — a guide to the building and its systems. The manual answers owners' questions and lists ongoing tasks and decisions to ensure there are no missed opportunities. This personalized repository of information is invaluable in getting the most out of your project!

Do you have a floorplan you need help making a reality?

We can consult at any level of involvement, from modifying plans to translating conventional plans to a timber frame structure to assisting in the ordering of insulated wall and ceiling panels.

Or call us at (603) 654-3210