If you're considering designing a new home soon, a timber frame structure could be the way to go! There are many advantages to using timber for your building that can help you make the choice of creating your home with a custom timber design from Hickory Circle Construction.
One obvious advantage to using timber for your home is the fact that it is a natural resource, one of the few that is used for building in our modern society. This means that it is non-toxic, safe to handle and also naturally ages with your design. Along with being natural, timber is more sustainable and environmentally friendly than many other building materials. Timber can be grown faster than it is used and in many places in which timber is harvested, the harvesters are then required to plant more trees in the same place to ensure the renewability of the building material.
Timber frame structures have other benefits as well, such as a decreased energy need for the home. Timber is a natural insulator and allows your home to stay insulated all year round for a fraction of the cost of a more common brick and mortar home. This decreased need for energy helps timber homes also be more energy efficient in the long-term.
The design of timber homes can be quick and unique because of the workability and versatility of using timber as the main component of a structure. This allows contractors to cut, shape and design pieces of the building before stepping foot on the future site of the building. This versatility also helps create quick build times, which leads to less debris, lower labor costs and a quicker move-in to your future home!
If you're thinking about creating a timber frame or hybrid framed home on your lot, consider Hickory Circle Construction and contact us today!