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.
That Value has keep us going for over 45 years. Here at Logangate Timber Homes, we are proud of our reputation as one of the trusted leaders in the building industry. We’ve earned our reputation by building some of the highest quality and drop dead gorgeous Timber homes throughout the U.S. We believe everyone should have the home of their dreams and we are honored to help you make your dream a reality.
Think about it. Why have standard flat drywall ceilings when an expansive timber frame style home can be yours for about the same price. Our post and beam construction provides vaulted wood ceilings supported by solid Douglas fir timbers. Wall & Roof components are built in a controlled factory environment for the highest level of craftsmanship. Our panelized homes can be shipped anywhere and allow for much faster dry in times. You can customize the floor plan including expanding the home in 4ft. increments.
As a post and beam company, we specialize in classic architecture including mountain lodges, lakeside retreats, and beach front vacation homes and all types of timber frame structures in between. We design and build ground up efficient and elegant timber frame homes. While catering to our clients’ tastes, we pay special attention to specific detail throughout whole process. We strive to provide our customers with beautiful, energy efficient, affordable prefabricated homes. Manufactured responsibly and sustainably, you can feel good about purchasing a Logangate home. Your DREAM home can be your reality with Logangate Timber Homes.