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Why Is Now The Time To Build?

Jun 11, 2020
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The economy is beginning to ramp back up and more new building starts rest on the horizon. Yet, some future clients remain uneasy about moving forward with their custom home projects. Of course, each person must evaluate their own financial situation before determining the best time to build. Here are four points of consideration that […]

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Earn Energy Certifications with Riverbend

Mar 26, 2019
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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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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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Designing the Timber Frame Home of Your Dreams

Feb 16, 2018

Riverbend’s Custom Design THS™ Process Wouldn’t it be nice if you could walk through your future home to make sure it is exactly what you envisioned? At Riverbend, we want to give you the best preview of what your home will look like. As part of our Custom Design Total Home Solution™ process, you will […]

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Second Time’s the Charm

Oct 15, 2013
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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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Starting from Outside Architecture

Jun 04, 2013

For many couples, the dream home began well before they ever came to Riverbend. Sometimes they are already working with an architect, later becoming interested in incorporating timber framing into their design. Other times, it is that outside architect who suggests timber framing. Regardless of exactly how timber framing comes into a design, Riverbend works […]

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What to Do Before Your Custom 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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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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Universal Design on the Rise

Mar 26, 2013

As building trends continue to evolve, more and more people are realizing the practicality of designing a home to fit their every lifestyle, both now and in the future. This realization often leads to a different approach to home building. Universal Design is a concept incorporating a homeowner’s specific needs, desires, and lifestyle and creating […]

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The Many Locations of the Melody Lane

Dec 05, 2012
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Riverbend has a reputation for creating beautiful design concepts that have inspired the creation of countless dream homes. Forever popular, the Melody Lane concept, (shown above), has sparked countless versions of timber frame homes. Each beautifully modified home fits different build locations and families, yet still retains elements of the original architectural design. The Melody […]

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