Archive for December, 2013

Post & Beam vs. Timber Frame, What is the Difference?

Timber Homes can be either Post & Beam or Timber Frame with the main difference being how the timbers are connected to each other. Post and beam typically uses decorative steel plates to tie members together. Timber Frame, on the other hand, uses centuries-old building technique that are connected by mortise and tenon joints and secured together with oak pegs. The beams of both techniques of these homes are fully exposed to the inside. The Timbers allows for a home to have much more clerestory space adding great amounts of volume to a room and highlighting the beauty of the wood. As you could probably imagine, Timber Frame homes are typically much more expensive than post and beam. Precision cut and fitting the joints is very labor intensive and the main reason for the cost increase. At Logangate Timber Homes, we utilize post and beam techniques. We believe we can achieve just as beautiful end product without breaking the bank.

Going Green is Not Only Good for the Environment but your Pocketbook as Well

Green building is such an important term when you are thinking about a home for you and your family to live in. Any contractor can build a home but will it be a home that is kind to the environment and to your pocketbook? Let’s talk a little more about green building. This refers to the way of building that’s kinder to our environment. It’s also a way of building that saves energy, which in return will save you a significant amount of money every month on your heating and cooling bills. Two easy design decisions you have is roof and sidewall insulation values. Using our e-SIP panel for the roofs you can choose an R-value of 34, 41.5 or 51. For your sidewalls, we can add 1″ foam board to increase your R-value by 5 making your whole wall system R-19 or R-24. Ultimately, it is a practice that includes creating structures and using processes that are responsible and efficient.

Timber is Structurally STRONGER than Conventional Platform Construction

Let the great outdoors in and surround yourself in gorgeous style. Aside from sheer beauty, there are so many benefits to a well constructed Timber Home. Did you know that there are many Timber homes with frames that are more than 1,000 years old and they are still in use and looking AMAZING today? What many people don’t realize is that when it comes to building, a Timber frame is structurally stronger than conventional platform construction and uses less wood. Our post & beam construction provides vaulted wood ceilings supported by the strength of Douglas Fir timbers. Here at Logangate Timber Homes , we are proud of our reputation as being one of the trusted leaders in the industry. For more than 45 years, we have been building high quality, showstopper Panelized Post & Beam Homes. Our Timber Home is one of a kind and made to last a lifetime. We’ve built our trustworthy reputation on offering the highest quality homes at fair and honest prices.

Build a Unique Home Where You Never Thought Possible

Getting a home with a scenic view for an affordable price is nearly impossible. But with a pedestal home from Logangate Timber Homes, you can have the mountain home you’ve always dreamed of. A pedestal home has a smaller foundation that the main structure cantilevers over on all four sides. This smaller foundation allows for you to build your dream home in harder reaching areas that would be too cumbersome or costly to build a regular foundation. Plus you have a smaller footprint on the environment with a pedestal home as less of the ground is disturbed to build your home. You can buy cheaper land with beautiful views that were once thought too difficult to build on with a pedestal home from Logangate Timber Homes.

Logangate Timber Homes Provide Beautiful, Affordable Prefab Home

Welcome to the Logangate Timber Homes Blog! We want to tell you a little bit about ourselves! We’ve been building panelized post and beam homes for over 50 years. To keep our homes affordable, we purchase direct from the lumber mill and factories to cut out unnecessary middle man markup. We specialize in building homes in hard to build areas like mountain sides and coastal regions. We have a variety of prefabricated homes that can be customized to fit your needs, style and budget. From timber homes, to pedestal homes, to cantilever homes and more we can help you build the homes of your dreams.

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Asheville, NC