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Spotlight: Kevin Simoes and Streamline Design Ltd.

Kevin Simoes, Principal of Streamline Design Ltd., is  a Registered Building Designer with the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC, as well as a LEED Accredited Professional. Located in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Streamline Design specializes exclusively in the custom planning and design of timber frame, hybrid and log homes. Since 2004, they have been […]

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The Difference Between Timber Framing and Post and Beam

What is the difference between timber framing and post and beam? Many people have a hard time distinguishing between the two methods of building with heavy timbers.  Primarily the difference is with the connections. Timber Connections Timber framing is a method used by our forefathers and their ancestors, who brought with them the skills used in Europe and other countries for centuries. Using traditional wooden joinery to […]

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A Spring To-Do List

Although your timber frame home is low maintenance, there are still jobs that need attention on a regular basis. If you set up a quarterly schedule of maintenance tasks and inspections, you won’t suddenly be bombarded with a to-do list that’s overwhelming. Divide your tasks into projects for spring, summer, fall and winter so you’re […]

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Episode 4 – Digging Into General Contracting with Eric Morley

In this episode my guest will be Eric Morley with Carolina Timberworks, a contractor and timber framer.  We are going to dig into what a contractor is, the process of getting one, talk about the DIY home builder, his thoughts on the timber frame industry and where he sees it going.  We follow it all up with a tip […]

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