Black Canyon Builders: An ENERGY STAR Primer

To quote the ENERGY STAR website directly, “ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.” It’s easy to think of...
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Not All Timber Frame Homes Are Created Equally

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...
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Timber Frame Resources for Design Inspiration and To Ensure a Positive Building Experience

As a builder and general contractor, I’m available to answer all questions you have – at every point in the process of building your new home. Building is a collaborative venture and I encourage homeowners to ask everything that crosses their minds: from structural to procedural...
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Update on the Day House Barn Remodel: Timber Frame and SIPs Panels

The timber frame and SIPs panels for the Day House barn/guesthouse were delivered exactly three weeks ago. I’m happy to report that the frame and SIPs panels went together without a hitch, save for some trimming here and there. We’ve been balancing our efforts on the timber frame...
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Remodeling With Black Canyon Builders

In the realm of custom homebuilders, many contractors will only take on large-scale projects. Few things are more intriguing than partnering with a homeowner to take their home and site from conception to completion. But I maintain that the scope of the project is not as...
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Wood Choices for Timber Frame Homes

Ultimately, the showpiece of a timber frame home is the wood. As you begin the process of designing your new home, choosing a species for the frame will be one of your first decisions. There are structural factors that affect the decision, particularly with large homes, based on...
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Thank you, Durango. Timber Frame Raising Party A Fun and Eventful Community Event

The timber frame raising party on Saturday was a fantastic event, thanks to the support and interest from the community. Thank you to all who made it out. The Durango Herald stopped by and wrote a nice piece in Sunday’s paper covering the party, the tours of the Day House and the...
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Day Three: Timber Frame Raising at Day House Property in Durango, Colorado

*Don’t forget our Timber Frame Raising Party* is tomorrow, Saturday, June 11. We’ll be at the property all day, from 9-4, with refreshments, a BBQ, tours of the timber frame and the main house. Hope to see you there. – Jared* Day three of raising the Woodhouse...
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Day Two: Timber Frame Raising at Day House Property in Durango, Colorado

Day Two of raising the Woodhouse timber frame on the Day House Property at 15th Street and the East 3rd Avenue Historic District in Durango. The two primary additions yesterday were the entire south side of the building (roadside in the images below) and the beginning of the...
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Day One: Timber Frame Raising at Day House Property in Durango, Colorado

The Woodhouse timber frame was delivered yesterday morning (June 7, 2011) for the guesthouse on the Day property.  The wood is gorgeous. The joints are incredibly clean.  As you can imagine, I’m focusing on raising it this week, so I’ll be light in words and heavy on...
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