Mark is living in a Brooks Post & Beam home that he designed and sited himself.
“I have a great appreciation for the amount of thought that goes into house design and its location on the landscape,” he says.
One of the reasons that building a timber frame building is an environmentally responsible construction method is that the timbers can be reused in the future to build a new building.
Some projects require special techniques to address special engineering requirements while still maintaining the traditional look of a post and beam structure.
There are many species of wood that may be used in a timber frame building, though the choice of wood to use for your project is not always simple when you're trying to stay on a budget.
When we discuss our timber frame packages with potential customers, we often get questions about the structural insulated panels (SIPs). Probably the most common question is, “What is the R-value of your wall and roof panels?”
Why should you consider building a new home when there are so many reasonably priced existing homes on the market? This is a good question and not as easy to answer as you would think.