The Timber Frame Advantage
Hybrid Timber Framing will give you the warm experience of adding exposed beam construction to your custom house plan without the inflexibility associated with full timber frame home building. Timber homes that utilize the right balance of post and beam construction, have a clear advantage in value and enjoyment; fully capable of modern architecture style, rustic, farmhouse, open concept, classic, euro, and craftsman. The cost-per-square footage depends on your choices throughout the design process, and the style possibilities are endless. Explore the options of this timeless art with modern construction methods.
“The Sworn Enemies of Ugly Timber Framing”
Regarding timber construction aesthetics, we can learn from the following of examples for setting the context and getting beam proportions right.
A project by an unknown builder. To the untrained eye, this timber frame porch and accents may seem ok, but imagine how good this could look with the following suggested changes:
If this had been your plan, and ATF was hired, these tweaks would have been applied to a 3D model before crafting the posts, beams, brackets & trusses. As you know, ugly can go much deeper than just floor plan design aesthetics, it could be in attitudes, communication and experiences. You can avoid this by hiring the right team members for your custom home design. “Off-the-shelf” designs often fail to hit the mark. An inexperienced designer may not choose more than one lumber size for beams and posts. Careful attention should be paid to beam sizing, as well as proportioning. If a design is top-heavy, it looks unsupported and awkward. Avoiding ugly floor plans & the intricacies of post and beam construction is all discussed in-depth in the book “The Art of Hybrid Timber Framing.”
The Proven Process
30-90 Minute Brainstorm: Are the solutions our company offer the right fit for you?
Design Phase: Using 3D Modeling, let’s create your ideal custom floor plan design.
Crafting & Install: After crafting your timber frame package, your project comes to life during the installation.
The fastest way to explore your building project possibilities, and what it will cost, is to schedule a 30-90 minute brainstorm.