The Woodhouse Difference

Although each custom Woodhouse® timber frame home is unique, there are certain elements that they all share. These include our unrivaled expertise in joinery, custom home construction, our unmatched design experience, our incredible attention to detail and the completeness of our package, and our lifetime transferable warranty. When you combine all these elements, they add up to make Woodhouse® a unique company, too.

Custom Woodhouse - Bethel, NY

  • ENVIRONMENTALLY-FRIENDLY CONSIDERATIONS—
    • Woodhouse® was founded as a passive solar design company and has been oriented toward alternative energy and sustainable building since its inception. Passive solar design principals can be provided if the client wishes
    • Murus Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) preserve and protect our environment while giving you exceptional living comfort and energy savings. Murus SIPs are recognized by the Greenspec Directory, an independent agency specializing in qualifying green construction products
    • Most OSB manufacturers are members of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and have pledged their dedication to preserving our forests
    • Woodhouse® custom packages include the most energy efficient windows available in North America today
    • Woodhouse® timber suppliers utilize managed forest resources for timber production utilizing the sustainable forestry initiatives as developed by the Bruntland Commission on Sustainable Development which was adopted by the International Earth Summit
  • WOODHOUSE® SUPPLIES THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF DESIGN SERVICES—
    • Higher quality construction drawings
    • Custom frame design
    • Unique frame detailing to personalize frame
    • Three dimensional frame modeling
    • Design staff experienced in both residential and commercial design
    • Electrical layouts included
    • 38 years of combined experience between our two programmer / joinery specialists
    • Over 75 years of combined timber frame experience in our design team
  • UNMATCHED TIMBER FRAME DETAILS—
    • Housed joinery on custom designs
    • CNC machine manufacturing
    • 18 years of combined Hundeggar experience and 44 years of combined timber frame experience between our two machine operators
    • Hidden slot mortised steel connections when required
    • Hidden steel nail straps connectors at post to floor, rafter to beam, and purlin to rafter connections
    • Pre-assembly of timber trusses
    • Pre-fitting of beam laps and rafter laps
    • Custom chamfering
    • Curved trusses and beams
    • Curved braces
    • Hardwood spline connections
    • Exotic pegs and splines
    • Exceptional timber grades
    • Multiple wood species
  • PACKAGE DETAILS—
    • Wrapping the floor system with panels
    • Murus cam-lock
    • Murus polyurethane
    • High-quality windows
    • Multiple window manufacturers to choose from
    • Comprehensive package (dried-in shell)
    • Providing / installing blueboard between frame and panels
    • Including all nailers and headers required for panel install
    • Roof overhangs included in the package and built out of panel
    • Advantec® sub floors over I-joist floor systems
    • Triflex 30 roof underlayment
    • LVL rim boards at first floor systems for solid panel attachment
    • Gluing and screwing panel only wall top plates to inlet nailers and bottom plates to sill plates
    • Removing plywood sub floor at timber post locations and placing posts directly on solid LVL blocking
    • 1×8 tongue-and-groove boards are available for wall, ceiling or roof application in lieu of blueboard.
  • OUR EXPERIENCE ENSURES YOUR SATISFACTION—
    • Experienced builder network
    • Experienced Installation crew
    • Installation crew foreman with over 170 frames raised under his supervision
    • Technical Representatives with a minimum of 11 years of experience
    • Almost 30 years in the business supplying over 700 timber frame homes both domestically and internationally
    • Plus, each Woodhouse® timber frame comes with a transferable lifetime warranty

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