We are proud to announce our partnership with Woodhouse Timber Frame Company. Woodhouse designs and supplies the timber frame package for your post and beam and mortise & tenon construction house. Timber framing has been a popular alternative to log homes. Timber Frame and post and beam construction are similar to log homes in that the company provides a timber package for the home. This timber package is milled at their plant in Mansfield, Pennsylvania and then shipped down to the jobsite. The package that Woodhouse supplies would include the timber frame “skeleton” of the home, the windows, and the very energy efficient SIP package (Structurally Insulated Panels) between the beams which will create the walls and ceiling will to ensure a very energy efficient home.
There are a couple different ways to move forward with designing plans for your timber frame home. If click on the following link you will see many plans that are already designed and ready to go, however, if you would like to design a custom plan from scratch Woodhouse has its own architectural team that will help you design the house of your dreams. Please click on the following link to view house plans: View Plans
All Woodhouse Timber Frame plans will come with a full color "fly-through" view plan to best understand your ceiling heights and visible timber placement. To see an example of this please click on the following: View Fly Through
The common element of a Timber Frame or Post & Beam home are high ceilings, open floor plans, and extensive windows to capture views and natural light. Traditional timber framing is the method of creating structures using heavy squared-off and carefully fitted and joined timbers with joints secured by large wooden pegs (larger versions of the mortise and tenon joints in furniture). The method comes from making things out of logs and tree trunks without modern high-tech saws to cut lumber from the starting material stock. Hewing with broad-axes, adzes, and draw knives and using hand-powered braces and augers (brace and bit) and other laborious woodworking, artisans or framers could gradually assemble a building capable of bearing heavy weight without excessive use of interior space. Today there is increased precision by using a combination of hand crafting and German Engineering machinery in the manufacture process. Wood in a Post & Beam structure can be square dimensional new lumber in a variety of species including Eastern Pine, southern yellow pine, Cedar, Fir and Oak. This choice will be determined by both budget and visual impression desired.
Artisan Custom Homes will work with Woodhouse to provide our clients the complete home. Woodhouse will provide the drawings and the timber frame package and Artisan Custom Homes handle all elements of structure and to deliver their clients a completed ready to move in home. We partnered with this Industry Leader due to their commitment to choosing the path of higher quality and absolute integrity.
If you live in North Carolina and have been dreaming of a timber frame home, now is the time to build. Contact us today to learn more.