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Canadian Timber Frame Favourites

Jul 19, 2019
catwalk on second floor

Of the 5,000-plus homes we have brought to life across North America, a good percentage are found in Canada. From the misty shores of Vancouver Island to the vast vistas of the Great Canadian Plains, the tradition of timber framing flourishes in the Great White North. Subsequently, this article spotlights some of our favourite Canadian […]

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What is the Difference between Stock Plans and Conceptual Designs?

Jun 07, 2019
timber frame interior detail

Despite many centuries of traditional building techniques, the authentic craftsmanship of timber framing began to give-way to kits and stock plans a few decades ago. As a result, the unique presence for which timber frame homes were once known, began to diminish. This was due to more than one factor, including increased assembly line-like manufacturing […]

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Achieving the Ideal Deck or Patio Design

Apr 23, 2019
timber frame deck, riverbend

The winter season is almost behind us, which means it’s time we start thinking about the long days of summer, barbecues, backyard games, iced tea, and the sweet fragrance of blooming flowers. With warm-weather activities right around the corner, it is also the perfect time to think about your timber frame home’s deck or patio […]

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Outdoor Living Spaces

Apr 19, 2019

As summer’s heat quickly approaches, the season of neighborhood barbecues, poolside get-togethers, and outdoor family activities will soon be upon us. For those who experienced an especially harsh winter, the summer season brings welcomed outdoor opportunities for relaxing and entertaining. Not yet blessed with the perfect outdoor living space? We hope this article helps you […]

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Designing Your Outdoor Space

Apr 19, 2019
timber frame with hot tub

Because today’s homeowners embrace outdoor living rooms and other outdoor living areas like never before [i], Riverbend’s conceptual designs typically include stunningly designed outdoor spaces as part of each magnificent timber frame home. Additionally, many of these outdoor spaces serve more as extensions of the home, expanding the home’s square footage. This article offers items […]

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The Moderns™ Part 3

Dec 07, 2018
modern design timber frame home

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 modern design 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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Timber Framing History Part III

Oct 12, 2018

This is the third article of a four-part series about the history of timber framing. For those of you currently living in the warm embrace of a timber frame home, we hope you have developed a stronger sense of the bond between your home and its relationship with the past. For readers pondering a timber […]

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Add Space with a Timber Frame Loft

Mar 20, 2018
upstairs timber frame home

A timber frame home is crafted with trusses that are both functional, beautiful, and meant to be seen. This open, vaulted space created by these trusses holds potential to create an additional living space in your home. So, if you are building a timber frame home, why not consider including a loft? Where Should the […]

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