There are many types of homes that one can have. There is no particular home that is better than the other; it all depends on individual tastes and preference. As much as timber frame homes are considered ancient, they are making a comeback in the recent past. Good thing is that you can achieve whatever style of home you want with a timber frame home. If you are considering getting a timber frame home, some of the considerations you should make include:
Getting A Timber Frame Home
When purchasing any kind of home, the first thing that people look at is the design of the home. If you are buying an already built home it is much easier, if you are buying a home that is yet to be constructed, you can check the design of the home on paper and ensure it is in line with your tastes and preference. You need to make sure that the designer that you are dealing with has an experience on dealing with those kinds of homes. A properly designed home is more likely to last longer than a home that is not well designed.
Full timber or accents
Before venturing into a timber frame kind of home, you need to first make up your mind if you want the house to be a full timber kind or just be accented. This will depend on your individual preference as there are some people who only want the home to be conventionally framed with some parts made of timber.
There are different kinds of frames that may be used in such kind of homes.in some cases it will be a timber frame while in some cases it will be a post and beam frame. The difference between the two is the type of timbers used. Timber frames are also squared while the post and beam frame is round. The kind of frame will also be determined by the kind of look you are aiming for. If you want a hybrid look for example you can combine both kinds of frames.
Type of wood used
There are different kinds of wood that may be used depending on the kind of look that you want. There are different wood species to choose from the common ones being oak, pine, spruce and cedar. It will depend on your budget, availability, and location. Timbers are also processed differently and that has an influence on the quality, strength and look. Even though you may not be experienced in terms of wood, it is good to stay clear from green wood as they have high moisture hence won’t give good results.
How it is joined will influence how strong it will be. Most of the time steel joinery is the most preferred since it is strong. In some cases wood to wood joinery is used though it is more costly. The mind of joinery will also depend on your individual style though you can also mix different joineries together.