Conventionally framed homes and cottages are not only affordable but also energy efficient. They can offer superior insulation qualities while also providing easy access for plumbing, wiring and heating/cooling ducts. Sometimes referred to as “stick framing”, conventionally framed homes and cottage account for approximately 90% of all new construction.
However, many of our clients are seeking the look of Post and Beam homes – soaring ceilings, large glass prows and fronts with stone fireplaces and inviting great rooms. We can often achieve that look for our clients with timber accents – the use of exposed beams to provide that rustic feel – while still using conventionally framing. This provides the design experience they seek while maintaining budget and efficiencies as discussed.
It’s important to note that while for many, framing is something that’s given little consideration as it’s later ‘buried’ in the walls and often not visible, we feel it’s paramount to the overall finish of your home or cottage. Since it’s the very ‘skeleton’ of your building, it will play a huge role in every subsequent step in completing your new home or cottage. From finishing walls and flooring to cabinetry and trim, a well framed house leads to a well built home. After all, quality is all about the details and a passion to deliver better built homes and cottages.