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Questions To Ask Before You Begin

Oct 01, 2014
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For centuries, people have chosen timber framing as their preferred building style. This is because of its traditional beauty, durability, and overall visual impact. If you are planning to build, you might know from day one that you want to have a timber frame home, but how do you go about finding the right company […]

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How Building Codes Affect a Timber Home Project

Sep 11, 2014
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When you make the decision to build a custom timber frame home, there are several things you will need to prepare for before getting started; one of those things may seem daunting: building codes. Before you begin the actual construction of your home, there are building codes you will need to comply with. Here, we […]

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What Is A Timber Frame Hybrid?

Jan 24, 2014

You may have come across the term ‘hybrid’ in magazines or while doing online research. But, what exactly does ‘hybrid’ mean in the timber framing industry? In a unique market like timber framing, the term can take on a few meanings. For example, hybrid can mean the combination of different products in your building process. […]

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A Timber Framer’s Perspective on Building

Sep 17, 2013
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Experiences and memories of timber frame home building vary widely. This is true whether it is the homeowner, the designer, or the builder. With this in mind, Jason Beamish, owner of Beam Craft Timber Framing, shares his perspective on building a timber home. You have quite a bit of experience building Riverbend homes. How does […]

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A Labor of Love in Kentucky

Sep 03, 2013

For this couple, the journey to their custom Kentucky home went beyond choosing the perfect location and creating a design; they wanted to build the home themselves. So, after years of thought and research, the couple purchased farmland in Western Kentucky. With their site secured, Doug and Julie began searching for the right company with […]

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Project Management Tips for a Smooth Build Process

Aug 20, 2013
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Project Management Basics The time it takes to build a custom timber frame home, from breaking ground to completion, varies widely. In fact, it can be anywhere from several months to a few years. At Riverbend, we understand how anxious some clients become as work continues on their dream home whilst the completion date seems […]

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Timber Framing in Non-Vaulted Spaces

Apr 23, 2013

A vaulted ceiling soaring overhead, adorned by an intricate web of timber framing – this is the image many of us conjure when visualizing a timber frame home’s interior. In fact, vaulted ceilings and repeating timber trusses are almost the standard in timber framing. However, they don’t have to be in your home design. The […]

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12 Tips from Timber Home Living

Apr 16, 2013
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You’ve been dreaming, planning, and saving for that ideal timber home for years. Before you take the steps towards working with a designer to create that dream space, Timber Home Living has put together a tip sheet focusing on aspects of home design to consider. Today we have included some of our favorite tips from their […]

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Treating Your Timber Framing

Nov 06, 2012

Looking at timber framing, it’s easy to see how the timbers, both inside and out, impact a home’s complete look. Determining the impression you want your timbers to convey, now and later, helps you determine how to treat them Exterior Look and Feel A timber frame home’s first impression to the world is its exterior. […]

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An Alberta Timber Home Update

Oct 02, 2012
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What started as a festive timber frame home Raising event during the snowy season in Alberta, is now nearing completion. Enjoy an inside look at a client’s Alberta timber home oasis beautifully nestled at the base of the Canadian Rockies. The custom timber home is just outside Calgary on a large plot of land overlooking […]

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