Constructing the Vision
Builders use their creativity and problem-solving skills to “pull the rabbit out of the hat” in a wide variety of situations.
While they want to do everything possible for the client, some wants may be out of reach. Because of this, the builder must push their clients to stare reality in the face and help them make hard decisions on what is truly plausible.
Bert Sarkkinen, the owner of Arrow Timber, explains how timber massing makes a “massive” difference in presenting a stable timber entry that compliments the structure, rather than looking like chicken legs on the front of a home.
Can I buy material only?
How long will my timber package take?
Can I install the timbers myself?
How far away will you do projects?
In addition to juggling all the moving parts of construction, you must also pay close attention to lead times, scheduling, delays, faulty material, inspections, modifications, and mistakes which take a lot of focus and open communication. You may find yourself needing to put out fires from a disgruntled subcontractor or an unhappy client while also expertly navigating the bureaucratic red tape which can add difficulties that may cause lost time, and added expenses.
With Arrow Timber Framings’ expertise, these costly mistakes will be avoided.
Our proprietary system will accommodate and support virtually any building style using Hybrid Timber Framing. We fabricate our own components which means we can directly control the cost of the Timber packages we design.
So what keeps you coming back? Many people say “If money was the sole motivator, I would have quit a long time ago!” In order to be great at what you do, you must have a love for the craft.
Here at ATF, we encourage our builders to take a look at our Optimized Hybrid Timber Packages. Put simply, we have our own way of doing things and want to ensure a smooth transition in working together to make our client as happy as they can be.
The information here will help you to integrate of technical, aesthetic, and structural aspects for more stunning designs. And possibly prompt cross-pollination and synergy for future projects.
Order the complete guide to plan a successful timber framing project, make better decisions and create an ideal look using exposed beams.
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