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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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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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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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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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