Home design reimagined, courtesy of coronavirus by Matthew Morley Funny how, before a global pandemic made it mandatory, the idea of having more time to spend at home was probably high on many people’s wish lists. A few months of enforced downtime, social isolation, and 24/7 family bonding, however, likely opened more than a few […]
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Ask someone who builds timber frames for a living what makes their company different, and you’re likely to hear some variation on the theme of high quality, responsive service, and talented people. Their answer may be truthful, but if you want to build a timber frame, you haven’t learned what you need to know to […]
Architecture that heals the planet? Buildings that pull carbon out of the sky? Can buildings be part of the climate solution? Bruce King thinks so, and shows us how we can soak up carbon from the atmosphere as we create beautiful buildings that showcase nature’s palette. The New Carbon Architecture: Building to Cool the Climate offers an […]
Did you know that mid-rise and high-rise buildings can now be built out of wood? An emerging building typology called mass timber is quickly gaining momentum as a viable alternative to traditional construction methods. Instead of using steel, masonry and concrete to construct these buildings, architects and engineers are using wood – allowing for sustainable […]
Sadly, the age of antique barns is drawing to a close. Time, the elements, and neglect are hard on old barns. There are lots of old barns for sale, but most aren’t worth saving. We happen to have not one, but two, antique timber frame barns in inventory that we thought were worth buying. But […]
It’s starting to feel a lot like a new beginning for the company… Building a state-of-the-art new manufacturing building this year. Relocating from Boone to West Jefferson once the building is finished. Next up: a radical investment Carolina Timberworks is making a radical investment in order to make every tree count. It’s radical for two […]
Our late friend Merle Adams, founder of Big Timberworks, once said, “If the spokesperson for a product or a cause doesn’t practice what he or she preaches, then the opposite of what what he or she says must be true.” In designing our new manufacturing facility, it quickly became apparent that a pre-engineered metal building […]
The difference between a timber frame and a post and beam structure is the way the individual parts are connected: Timber frames utilize wood joinery and rarely use steel parts; whereas post and beam structures are connected with metal fasteners and connectors. Benefits of post and beam type construction: Reduced skilled labor costs. Disadvantages of […]