Timber Frame Raising and Open House – June 13

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CK TimberFrames, LLC., is hosting an open house for a timber frame raising in the Wind River Subdivision, Lenoir City, TN on Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Please call 800-227-4311 for more info.)

Timber framing is a method of building with heavy timbers rather than traditional “stick framing” using two–by–fours.

This method of building has been used for thousands of years in many parts of the world. Timber framing uses heavy squared-off, carefully fitted, and joined timbers secured by mortise and tenon joinery.

For anyone interested in learning more about creating the perfect timber frame home now is the time to see that dream come true.

Come meet the folks from CK TimberFrames, LLC, WoodHouse – The Timberframe Company, and GreyStone Construction.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about our methods, design services, and construction solutions in person.

Did you know?

In modern construction timber-frame structure offers many benefits:

  • Rapidly erected – An “average”sized timber-frame home can be erected within 2 to 3 days
  • The frame can be encased with Structurally Insulated Panels (SIPs)  for the drying in: that is, ready for windows, mechanical systems, and roofing
  • It can use recycled or otherwise discarded timbers
  • The generally larger spaces between the frames enable greater flexibility in the placement of windows and doors at construction or afterwards  with less resulting weakening of the structural integrity and the need for heavy lintels

In North America, heavy timber construction is classified Building Code Type IV, a special class reserved for timber framing which recognizes the inherent fire resistance of large timber and its ability to retain structural capacity in fire situations. In many cases this classification can eliminate the need and expense of fire sprinklers in public buildings.

 

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