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. Or, it can mean the mixture of different stick frame or timber frame styles and materials. At Riverbend, we consider our building system, using a SIP envelope and timber frame interior, to be a hybrid timber frame home.
Timber framing has been a traditional method of construction for over two-hundred years. However, the walls required to incorporate the timber frame structure developed and changed with time. For instance, over a century ago, straw and clay insulated homes while siding lined the exterior. More recently, the use of conventional 2×6 framing was incorporated into the space between timbers. Today, the best and most efficient choice is to use SIP panels.
SIPs are structural insulated panels used in building construction, both residential and commercial. Consisting of an insulated foam core and two outer oriented strandboards or OSBs, SIPs are fabricated to envelope the whole house and to fit comfortably into most building designs.
Knowing that SIPs and timber framing are a natural fit, we began incorporating them into our system without exception. Seamlessly integrating SIPs and timber framing into a single design, creates a well-crafted, high quality, hybrid home.
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