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What is the Difference between Stock Plans and Conceptual Designs?

Jun 07, 2019
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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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Meet Riverbend at an Event Near You

May 10, 2019
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Technology, like email and video calls, has made communication easier and more effective than ever. For some people, however, nothing replaces meeting in person. If you are interested in meeting the team that may help you build your dream timber frame home, Riverbend Timber Framing offers many ways in which to do so. Meet your […]

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Planning to Build in 2020? Start Now.

May 10, 2019

The clock is ticking. If you want to start building your timber frame home in 2020, now is the time to start your custom home design. Riverbend typically recommends you start the design process approximately one year in advance of your desired construction start date. However, in today’s vigorous economy, you may wish to consider […]

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Four Things You Should Know Before Selecting A Timber Frame Company

Aug 17, 2018
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Selecting a timber framing company to create your dream home is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. Over the past 40 years, Riverbend has helped thousands of people design and build their custom timber frame homes. Read on to learn about some things you should know before selecting a timber framing company. […]

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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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What to Do Before Your Design Process Begins

May 14, 2013
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The time between when you first dream of your ideal timber home to the day your home is complete can span years. Whether it is determining your needs and wants, the fluctuating economy, or the state of the building industry, there are many factors that will affect when you will actually begin. With all of […]

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What is Turnkey?

May 07, 2013
turnkey cost timber home

We all dream of that ideal timber frame home that is perfectly suited to our needs and wants. But, does that dream align with our wallets? Like everything else in life, cost is a crucial consideration on the road to your custom timber home. The best way to ensure that your design, lifestyle, and budget […]

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From Inspiration to Finished Design

Oct 23, 2012

It’s sometimes believed that the custom home design process begins with browsing a few plans and ends with choosing one. However, for many people, the search starts well before looking at actual plans. For them, simple admiration of houses in a magazine turns into a scrapbook of dream homes. Still another type of person will […]

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Creating a Relationship

Oct 09, 2012
Craftsman Timber Home Photo

Riverbend strives to be present and actively available for potential, current, and past clients. But, how do we do this when you might be located anywhere from five to 5,000 miles away? There is great value in relationships in any situation, but rarely more so than when it comes to your home. This is why […]

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Riverbend’s Personal Touch

May 01, 2012
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Riverbend’s relationships with homeowners are at the core of everything we do. This is because we understand that projects as personal and important as building someone’s dream home require face-to-face interaction. And, we want that interaction to be both personal and professional. Each client, regardless of location, deserves a knowledgeable client representative. This means you deserve a […]

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