Timber frame home design — January 25, 2010
When you are setting about building your own home, often one of the major motivations is creating a building that perfectly meets your needs and the needs of your family. There are certain structural preferences and idiosyncratic requirements that a self builder feels they simply cannot get from the houses available to them on the market.
Not all construction techniques can provide the flexibility in design necessary to achieve those structural preferences however. Luckily, one of the methods which can allow for a great deal of individuality in the design stage is timber frame construction.
The flexibility allowed by the technique actually comes from the structural properties of a timber frame house. The beams in the frame itself act as weight bearers for the entire building and this means that the interior layout of the house is freed from structural constraints.
Due to this fact, home builders can put their interior walls where they see fit, allowing for grand open plan designs and unique floor plans.
Home builders can work with timber frame specialists to ensure that their home progresses from the planning stage right through to completion without compromising the particulars they have stipulated in the design stage.