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Find out more about what’s going on in the exciting world of Riverbend Timber Framing. We look forward to keeping you filled in on the latest and greatest that timber frame homes have to offer. Get the latest news, updates, articles, events, & more.


5 Ways to Plan for Energy Efficiency

Mar 22, 2019

Engineers, builders, and architects know that energy codes across Canada [i] and the United States have become increasingly rigorous. Nowhere is this perhaps more true than when these codes are related to the energy efficiency requirements of a new home. While existing homes can be retrofitted to a degree, professionals and buyers in the new […]

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Top 5 Designing Tips for Green Timber Framing

Mar 08, 2019

There are a number of benefits to building a Riverbend Timber Framing home. It will be beautifully designed to reflect your lifestyle. It will be lovingly crafted by timber artisans. It will protect you and those you care about, enduring for generations. There is, however, an additional benefit to entrusting our experienced professionals with your […]

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Trusses Help Define the Space

Feb 22, 2019

Growing up, you likely heard that it’s what is on the “inside” that matters most. Or maybe it was the more, colloquial version, “Never judge a book by its cover.” Regardless of which one sounds more familiar to you, timber frame home owners and craftsman alike embrace these truisms every day. This is because, (stunning […]

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Timber Framing vs. Post and Beam

Feb 08, 2019

While researching timber frame homes, you may have seen the words “post and beam” and wondered if they are related to timber framing — or perhaps even a synonym for timber framing. This article explores the differences between post and beam and timber framing because, although post and beam and timber framing share some attributes, […]

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Selecting Your Architectural Style Part Three

Jan 25, 2019

This third article completes Riverbend’s series about selecting an architectural style for your timber frame home. With six architectural styles to consider, selecting one that pleases your eye and incorporates your lifestyle, may first appear daunting. After 40 years of designing and building timber frame custom homes, we know that choosing a home design style […]

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Selecting Your Architectural Style Part Two

Jan 11, 2019

Selecting a preferred architectural style is a natural and early step when beginning to think about your Riverbend home. For some future owners, this decision can be one of the most difficult parts of the pre-design process. This article is the second in our three-part series about selecting an architectural style. By providing you insights […]

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Selecting Your Architectural Style Part One

Dec 21, 2018

This article begins a three-part series taking you on a tour through Riverbend’s six architectural styles. After almost 40 years designing and crafting timber frame homes, the Riverbend team has the knowledge and expertise to assist you with the initial planning of your dream home. For many clients, selecting architectural style is the first step. […]

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The Moderns™ Part 3

Dec 07, 2018

This article completes our three part blog series on our newest architectural style, The Moderns™. In part one, we shared the inspiration for the series as well as some practical tips on location and consideration. In part two, we delved into the largest of the floor plan concepts, the Newport, as well as the Wright, […]

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The Moderns™ Part 2

Nov 23, 2018

Approximately two years ago, in response to an increasing demand for additional modern home floor plan concepts from our clientele, the Riverbend design team put itself to work on a new collection, The Moderns™. This distinctive timber frame home style, exclusive to Riverbend Timber Framing, blends our tradition of high-quality timber craftsmanship with the forward-thinking […]

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The Moderns™ Part 1

Nov 05, 2018

While architectural style is always an important topic for anyone considering a timber frame home, not everyone may know how timber framing and modern architecture beautifully complement one another. It’s for this reason that we begin a multi-part series focused on The Moderns™, our exclusive collection of concepts inspired by mid-century modern design. If your […]

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