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Timber Framing History Part III

Oct 12, 2018
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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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Timber Framing History Part II

Sep 27, 2018
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Part One of this series on the history of timber framing saw us review thousands of years of history across multiple continents. Today’s article introduces you to the history behind timber framing’s rich traditions. Still carried out today, timber frame traditions range from ceremonies to saw marks. One thing these traditions have in common? Each […]

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Timber Framing History Part I

Sep 14, 2018
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This month begins our four part blog article series, “Timber Framing History.” As you contemplate designing and building your timber frame home, you may find yourself seeking a deeper understanding about the origins, geographical adaptation, and traditions of timber framing itself.  By knowing a bit more about how timber frame building methods evolved over time, […]

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Plan to Build in 2018? Start Now.

Jul 20, 2017

The clock is ticking. If you want to start building your timber frame home in 2018, now is the time to start your custom home design. Riverbend recommends you start the design process about a year ahead of your desired construction start date. Some locations have a construction season limited by weather. If this applies […]

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Timber Cabin Construction in Saskatchewan

Jul 06, 2017

A ‘Construction-side’ Chat Riverbend recently had a few moments to catch up with Kerri of Saskatchewan, whose Riverbend timber frame home is currently being raised on a lake outside of St. Walburg. Read below to see what inspired her waterfront-style home and how construction is going so far. Riverbend Timber Framing (RTF): Why are you […]

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How Building Codes Affect a Project

Sep 11, 2014

How Building Codes Affect a Project When you make the decision to build a custom timber frame home, there are several things you will need to prepare for before getting started, one of them being building codes. Before you begin the actual construction of your home, there are building codes you will need to comply […]

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Timber Framing vs. Timber Post and Beam

Apr 09, 2014

You may have come across the term Post and Beam in your search for timber homes. Although Post and Beam and Timber Framing are two styles with similar attributes, many people (even within the industry) have a hard time distinguishing between the two. Today we will explore the differences in these two styles and why […]

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What Is A Timber Frame Hybrid?

Jan 24, 2014

You may have come across the term in magazines or while doing online research, but what exactly does ‘hybrid’ mean in the Timber Framing industry? In a unique market such as this, the term can take on a few meanings. It can mean the combination of different products in your building process, or it can […]

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Project Management Tips for a Smooth Build Process

Aug 20, 2013

The time it takes to build a custom home, from breaking ground to completion, can be anywhere between several months to a few years. We see how anxious our clients are to complete their project in that period of time, which is why it is so important to make sure everything flows smoothly throughout the […]

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Timber Framing in Non-Vaulted Spaces

Apr 23, 2013

A vaulted ceiling that soars overhead, adorned by an intricate web of timber framing – this is the image many of us see when we visualize a timber frame home’s interior. Although soaring ceilings and repeating timber trusses are very indicative of traditional timber framing, they do not have to be the standard look for […]

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