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Debunking Myths and Presenting Facts: Timber Truss Construction Details

Welcome to the world of Hickory Circle Construction , where we are masters in transforming quality timber into architectural marvels featuring sturdy and stylish trusses. Today, we delve deeper into the timber truss construction details, debunking common myths and reinforcing the facts about this incredible structural element. Myth 1: Timber Trusses are Prone to Fire Fact: While it's no secret that wood can burn, the notion that timber trusses are essentially a fire hazard is misleading. Large timber trusses char at a predictable rate while maintaining their structural integrity for a longer time compared to steel under high heat. Fire-retardant treatments can also further increase a timber truss's fire resistance. Myth 2: Timber Trusses Aren't Durable Fact: The durability of a timber truss surpasses that of many other materials. When crafted with precision—like we at Hickory Circle Construction ensure—they can withstand the test of time, weather, and load. Regular mainte
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Timber Maintenance 101: Essential Tips for Keeping Your Timber Home Beautiful

Welcome to the Hickory Circle Construction blog! If you own a timber home or are considering building one, you understand the timeless beauty and natural appeal of this type of construction. To ensure that your timber home retains its beauty and durability for years to come, proper maintenance is crucial. In this article, we'll share essential tips for timber maintenance, helping you preserve the stunning aesthetics and structural integrity of your timber-built haven. At Hickory Circle, we're here to help answer any questions you may have, so feel free to reach out to our expert team for guidance. Regular Cleaning: Regular cleaning is the first step towards maintaining your timber home's beauty. Dust, dirt, and other debris can accumulate on the surface, potentially causing discoloration or even minor damage over time. Use a soft-bristle brush or a pressure washer on a low setting to gently remove dirt and grime. Avoid using harsh chemicals that can damage the timber's

Timber Trusses vs. Steel Trusses: Why Hickory Circle Chooses the Natural Option

When it comes to constructing sturdy and visually appealing structures, the choice between timber trusses and steel trusses is often a topic of debate. As a leading construction company specializing in timber trusses, Hickory Circle understands the importance of selecting the right material for each project. In this article, we'll delve into the advantages of timber trusses over steel trusses, highlighting why Hickory Circle chooses the natural option for its construction endeavors. Strength and Structural Integrity: Timber trusses have been used for centuries due to their exceptional strength and structural integrity. Despite the rise of steel trusses in recent years, timber trusses remain a reliable and robust option for various construction projects. The natural fibers and inherent strength of timber allow it to withstand heavy loads, making it an ideal choice for large-scale structures such as commercial buildings, bridges, and barns. Hickory Circle values timber trusses for t

The Benefits of Using Timber Trusses in Building Construction: A Guide by Hickory Circle Construction

Hickory Circle Construction is a timber construction company based in Ohio that specializes in creating beautiful and sustainable homes and commercial buildings using timber trusses. In this blog post, we will explore the benefits of using timber trusses in building construction and how they can enhance the aesthetics, sustainability, and cost-effectiveness of your building project. Benefits of Using Timber Trusses Aesthetic Appeal Timber trusses add a unique and rustic charm to a building's interior and exterior. Hickory Circle Construction's expert craftsmen can create custom trusses that fit any design style, from traditional to modern. With their natural grain and texture, timber trusses bring warmth and character to any space. Sustainability Timber trusses are a sustainable choice for building construction because they are made from renewable materials. Hickory Circle Construction sources its timber from sustainably managed forests, ensuring that your building project has

We're Building a World of Possibilities with Timber

Timber is a valuable, versatile material that can be used in various creative ways. The possibilities are nearly endless! How could we use timber for your next project? Keep reading to learn more about our variety of past building projects. Use any of the below categories as inspiration for your building plans! Pavilions Have you ever considered adding a pavilion to your yard or commercial building? These structures are excellent at keeping the sun out of our eyes and providing a place to host events, have meals together, and enjoy the outdoors. Displays You may have never thought about hiring a timber contractor for a display in your shop. However, we can utilize timber for all your heavy-weight projects. Consider a timber display when you want to keep your collections safely away from customers. Barns Timber barns are some of the most beautiful and delicate structures we create and are multi-functional. Use your new barn for weddings, graduation parties,

Trusses vs. Rafters: The Timber Difference

Timber trusses are durable structures used for residential and commercial businesses alike. Both trusses and rafters are structural elements used for the foundation of the home, and they both offer protection and durability. However, structurally and materially, they are a bit different. Here's how: Rafters are usually wider Because trusses are manufactured off-site, they are made of a different material and are smaller, so typically there will be more trusses in comparison to rafters. Rafters are made on-site, so they are able to be made larger to fit whatever structure is needed. Rafters are used for larger projects to provide more open space. However, manufactured pieces are not necessarily bad. Some trusses, like those at Hickory Circle Construction, can be custom-made as well, and are usually less expensive than rafters. Also, because they are not constructed on-site, and instead at the manufacture site with all of the required machinery and material available, t

Is Timber Really Timeless?

Will the advantages of timber homes and timber framing last forever? Wood structures have been around for ages. Timber framing, specifically, is the oldest form of wood construction: The oldest timber frame building was built around 690 AD, and is still standing in Japan today! However, in the age of modern technology, you might be wondering: will wood go out of style?  Our guess is no. Since the creation of wooden homes, new housing materials have taken the market by storms, such as brick, cement, and vinyl options. However, so far, timber products have stood the test of time. Why is this?  Speed A wooden house is much easier to build in a time crunch in comparison to heavier materials like cement and brick. These materials are harder to transport, which takes away from building time. In contrast, timber frames can be made off-site, and wood is easily mobilized. This shortens the time span of development by weeks.  Renewability  Wood is a very abundant and available resource in many p