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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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Spotlight: Judd Dickey and Mountain Timber Design

Judd Dickey owns Mountain Timber Design, Inc., a one-man architecture firm situated at the base of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in Golden, Colorado. He specializes in custom, high-end timber frame homes with a distinctly western style, and often sited on difficult terrain. He works with various timber frame companies on projects throughout the country.  Judd says, […]

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Spotlight: Bruce and Cyndy Gardner and Homestead Timber Frames

Bruce and Cyndy Gardner Co-Own Homestead Timber Frames, located in Crossville, Tennessee, just about a mile off Interstate 40. They told us:  “We take our craft seriously.  Our business supports our craft and not the other way around.  We enjoy a great depth of experience spanning decades.  We search for the best design, the best […]

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T-REX Connector – Post Base Detail

A few months ago we were introduced to a new type of timber connector used in post and beam construction called a T-REX Connector, by the team at Connecticut Post and Beam.   We instantly liked the simplicity of the connector as well as the ease of use and installation. The T-Rex Connector is a piece […]

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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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Spotlight: Tony Zaya and Lancaster County Timber Frames, Inc.

Tony Zaya is president and  co-founder of Lancaster County Timber Frames, Inc. They are actually  located in York county, Pennsylvania,  on the other side of the Susquehanna River.  The company was founded in 1996; however Anthony and his co-founder, Joe McCarthy, had been in timber framing for ten years prior to that date.  For twenty […]

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