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7 Ways to Reduce the Cost of Building a Timber Frame House

Thinking about building your own timber frame home? Construction projects can be scary, and we’ve all heard about builds-gone-wrong and unexpected mishaps that blow the price through the roof, but there are plenty of steps you can take to ensure this doesn’t happen and that your final price stays manageable. Here are 7 ways to reduce […]

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Getting Apples to Apples Bids for Your Timber Frame Construction Project

A Request For Proposal is an invitation for timber frame companies and contractors to provide bids on work to be done in constructing your  home. This competitive bidding process allows you to compare a number of different companies before making a decision and gives to the best chance to get apples to apples bids. Some […]

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5 Benefits of Making a Construction Schedule

Building a timber frame home can be an intimidating and stressful venture. The benefits of making a construction schedule include keeping the project on track. Here are five reasons why a construction schedule is an important resource in the home-building process: 1. Open Communication With Your Contractor Laying out a schedule before you build your home puts […]

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Can I Be an Owner/Builder for my Timber Frame House?

Are you wondering, “Can I be an owner/builder for my timber frame house? ?“– Owner builders are people that enjoy a challenge and want to build their own timber frame house, either by contracting out the work or doing it all themselves.  Most are also looking to save some money on contractor fees and gain control […]

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Show Me the Money! The Appraisal Process for Your New Timber Frame Home

The appraisal process – Unless you are sitting on a sum of disposable cash (and most of us unfortunately are not), getting a bank loan will be one of the starting points to getting your timber frame house kit. Banks rely on the services of licensed appraisers to determine whether the amount of money you are […]

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