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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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Earn Energy Certifications with Riverbend

Mar 26, 2019
calgary home with high energy efficiency rating

Incorporating energy efficient materials and methods into our timber frame homes is so popular that some homeowners now choose to go beyond energy efficiency; they aim for energy certification. This article outlines Riverbend’s approach to energy efficiency in a timber frame home—and how our process can easily incorporate your desire for certification—be it the United […]

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Second Time’s the Charm

Oct 15, 2013
west virginia timber frame loft

As a resident of Morgantown, West Virginia, a picturesque community resting on the lush green border shared with Pennsylvania, Lori was a happy owner of a timber frame home. Then, 38-acres of property up the hill became available and she just she had to have it. With a sprawling three county view, her family knew […]

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A Weekend Retreat in Alberta

Jun 25, 2013

As president of a technologies company in the bustling city of Calgary, Bryan dreamed of building another home. He needed a retreat to which he could easily escape the city and relax during long weekends and holidays. After purchasing land in the scenic town of Olds, an hour outside of Calgary, Bryan began searching for […]

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12 Tips from Timber Home Living

Apr 16, 2013
timber frame sun room

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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Riverbend Team Member Shares Favorite Plans

Feb 26, 2013
timber frame home rendering

In the past, we have written about some of our favorite plans here at Riverbend. Today, we asked Amber, Riverbend’s administrative assistant, which plan concepts in our gallery are her favorites and why. The Fairfield What I enjoy most about the Fairfield [shown above] is how the covered front porch seems to welcome you from […]

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Timber Frame Homes From Shore to Shore

Jul 24, 2012

For over 30 years, Riverbend has built custom timber frame homes for clients across Canada, the United States, and beyond. Highlights of three of these homes, including their unique stories, are below. Regardless of where you live, Riverbend offers the experience needed to help you design and build the timber frame home of your dreams.  Craftsman-style […]

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Why Not Make It Custom?

Jun 05, 2012
Revelstoke timber ext night

Making the decision about designing and building a timber frame dream home? Now is the perfect time. This summer, view floor plan concepts, learn your design preferences, and begin planning your future custom home. We are highlighting Riverbend floor plan ideas to inspire you to make it custom. Because we launch new design concepts on […]

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A Naturally Lit Timber Home

May 22, 2012

Traditional timber frame building is well-known for designs tailored around open interior spaces that highlight the home’s timber elements. Timber framing, however, famously offers another interior delight: light. When you design a timber frame home, the incorporation of light, both artificial and natural, is of critical importance. This is because it dramatically impacts your finished […]

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A Legacy Of Traditions

Jan 31, 2012

Congratulations! You decided to build a timber frame home. It’s a building style rooted in centuries of traditions from topping out ceremonies to Raisings. And, while these traditions differ slightly in definition, depending on region, the history and legacy of timber framing is a common thread that ties these traditions together. It also creates exciting, […]

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