A lot of people have asked me why I’m always talking about Woodhouse on my blog. Woodhouse Timber Frame Company has over a 30-year heritage in the timber frame-building sector. I’ve respected the company’s quality and philosophy of building for years. In October 2010, I was selected as a Woodhouse Independent Builder Dealer, representing Southwest Colorado. I cover Pagosa Springs to Durango to Telluride, and beyond.
I choose Woodhouse homes for their quality. On-site in Pennsylvania, where the timbers are cut, Woodhouse has a full-time architect, designer and engineer. Their on-site builders have years of experience with timber frame construction and joinery. They are true artists and craftsmen. If you choose a full custom home, a Woodhouse engineer will collaborate with your architect to ensure the home is as structurally impeccable as it is beautiful.
If you’re lured by the appeal of a timber frame home, but prefer to minimize the costs associated with a custom design, Woodhouse offers over 63 pre-designed SmartWood™ plans. The SmartWood™ plans range from rustic barn home styles, to classic cabins to stately great room-inspired designs. If you’re just at the beginning phases of planning your home, spend some time checking out the online floor plans and elevations for inspiration.
A Woodhouse SmartWood™ timber frame package is 20-40% less expensive than a custom package only because Woodhouse has already invested in the design and engineering to ensure maximum efficiency of framing materials. The quality of materials – from the timbers to the SIPs panels and more – will be second to none, just as with a Woodhouse custom home.
In addition to flexibility of design, I choose to work with Woodhouse because they design and manufacture the best SIPs panels on the market: Murus. A hallmark of a timber frame home is energy efficiency. This is largely due to the highly effective SIPs panel construction. Woodhouse timbers and SIPs panels are both factory cut and specific to each home – so you know you’re getting the tightest-fitting, most energy efficient home available.
The Woodhouse site is a wealth of information and inspiration. And of course, I’m always here to answer any questions and make recommendations based on your needs, tastes and building site.