People have been using timber to build their homes for centuries. Timber frame houses have always been popular because of their strength and reliability. They also allow you to design your dream home with ease. You can now build these houses in various designs and styles at very affordable rates. You can find a number of construction contractors and designers who will come up with great ideas for your houses. Another great place to do some research is online. You will find plenty of designs and styles to choose from on home building websites. Though timber is not the only material used to build homes these days I am going to discuss a few advantages of using timber frames to build your home. I am also going give a few tips if you are thinking of building on of these homes soon.
It's very important you hire the right people to get the job done. This is why I strongly advise that you do some research before you start building your new home. You need to get some recommendations and talk to professionals who have experience with the timber building system. They will be able to answer all your questions and will help you understand the benefits of using timber frames. You need to get quotes from at least 5 different building companies or contractors. Make sure you get recommendations from family members and friends. You can ask local architects and designers as well. It's also a good idea to read a few design books and magazines. The internet is also a great place to look for more information. We live in an internet age which allows us to literally find anything online. I am sure you will find tons of helpful information on the internet.
So now that you know where to look for information lets discuss the advantages of building timber frame houses.
1. Faster to build - Timber frame houses take much less time to build. This is because they require fewer wooden pieces to build the house frame. This means your frame can be built very quickly. For larger homes the time taken is usually between 4 to 8 days. And for medium to small homes the time taken is 2 to 3 days. This way you will save lots of money on labor costs.
2. Easy to heat or cold - Because there are less pieces of wood used to make the frame it becomes easier for heating engineers to install heating and cooling systems. These homes also have great insulation properties. This is because these houses have insulated exterior sheathing.
3. Strong and durable - These houses are very strong and durable. They can withstand the worst of weather conditions and will last longer than most other wooden houses. People often save money by using old timbers which are also very strong and durable.
4. Cost - The biggest advantage I can think of is money. Building it is far cheaper than building traditional wooden houses. Though the wood is strong but sometimes hard to find, you save a whole lot of money on labor and heating and cooling.
So if you are thinking of building a new home soon do consider timber frames as an option.[ad_2]