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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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Add Space with a Timber Frame Loft

Mar 20, 2018

A timber frame home is crafted with trusses that are both functional, beautiful, and meant to be seen. This open, vaulted space holds potential to create an additional living space in your home. So, if you are building a timber frame home, why not consider including a loft? Where Should the Loft Go? The shape […]

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Solar Panels and Timber Frame Homes

Mar 02, 2018

Imagine how much energy and cost you could save if you generated power for your timber home from the sun. Most people would agree that the ability to generate their own solar power sounds great, but how practical is it? Residential solar panels, or photovoltaic (PV) panels, have been around for a long time. When […]

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Designing the Timber Frame Home of Your Dreams

Feb 16, 2018

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. When your design is presented you will receive a detailed artistic rendering and a virtual reality walk-through. […]

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Commercial Timber Frame Buildings

Feb 02, 2018

Timber framing is not just a great idea for residential homes, it is a creative way to build commercial structures as well. Many commercial buildings use timber framing to create iconic and memorable spaces. From churches to offices, timber framing’s traditional beauty can help define and enhance a large building. As such, it has remained […]

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Site Orientation

Jan 19, 2018

Site orientation is one of the first, and most important, things you will decide when designing your dream timber frame home. So, what exactly is site orientation? Site orientation includes how the home (and its living spaces) sit on the property in relation to access, privacy, views, and the path of the sun. Your will […]

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Calculate the Cost of Your Dream Timber Frame Home

Jan 05, 2018

How much do timber frame homes cost to build? How can I compare the cost to build different timber frame homes? How can I calculate the cost to build my dream home? These questions have undoubtedly crossed your mind if you are thinking about building a timber frame home. You need facts and figures to […]

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Energy Efficient Vacation Homes

Dec 22, 2017

Even though you may not be at your vacation home for the majority of the year, the energy bill will likely comprise a majority of the cost to maintain the home while you are away. Selecting energy efficient appliances, such as a refrigerator or LED exterior lighting, can help shave a few dollars off your […]

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Timber Frame Home Craftsmanship

Dec 07, 2017
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Every timber frame home is reminiscent of yesteryear. Over the course of centuries, timber framing has evolved. Yet, one thing remains constant – craftsmanship. Let’s take a moment to learn about timber framing and and how it has changed over the centuries. Traditional Timber Frame Home Fabrication Transforming a round log into a square timber is where […]

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Love to Entertain? Add These Features To Your Layout

Nov 17, 2017

Having guests over for a party or a meal can bring much joy. But, it can also bring out the ‘pain points’ of your current home’s floor plan. Does having a kitchen where everything everyone needs is in the same corner sound familiar? However, if you love to entertain, there are some simple features you […]

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