People ask me all the time what differentiates Woodhouse Timber Frame homes from those of competing timber frame builders – small and large. Without a doubt, there are other timber frame companies that build an excellent product. I’ve seen beautifully crafted frames from local builders and national builders, alike. While Woodhouse timber frames are second to none in quality, design and durability, the true Woodhouse advantage is the seamless fit of all the components that make a “frame” into a “home.”
Woodhouse homes achieve this fit because all of the components are part of a Woodhouse package: the timber frame, Murus SIPs panels, mold-tough drywall (1/2-inch blue board), Anderson windows and exterior doors. In comparison, many companies will only build the frame, with all of the other components to be outsourced, measured and cut independently. The frame and the SIPs panels are measured and cut to precision onsite, at the Woodhouse Pennsylvania factory. The windows and doors openings are precision cut to spec in Pennsylvania first, to ensure an immaculate fit to each home. The windows and doors are shipped directly from the supplier to the site. The same draftsmen that design the timber frame also design the SIPs panels to ensure that the entire shell of the home fits together like a puzzle onsite, a process that is unequalled in the industry.
This collective element not only helps with precision design, fit and installation on the actual home site, it is also critically important to energy efficiency. Since nothing leaves the factory until a perfect cut is ensured, the joints and the building are tighter. This claim is buoyed not only by the 30+ years of experience Woodhouse has in building, but also by the in-house engineer, designer and architect who oversee the process.
To take it another step further, Woodhouse is the only timber frame company to have founded their own SIP’s panel company. The guys who started Woodhouse over 30 years ago began Murus SIPs a few years later to complement the timber frames. A modern timber frame should never be built without SIPs panels, so the Woodhouse founders decided to ensure that they were using the highest quality, most energy efficient SIPs panel available: they made their own. Today, Murus is the number one SIPs panel manufacturer in the world.
The level of quality control Woodhouse has over so many elements of the home is reflected in the final product. With timber frame construction a precision-built home equals high-energy efficiency and longevity not found in most modern buildings. Woodhouse shares the confidence in their craftsmanship with a transferable lifetime warranty.
I’m always happy to answer questions, so please never hesitate to give me a call (970.903.9577).