Woodhouse Homes for Sale by Brainard Ridge Realty
Located in Windham, New York
For over 25 years, Woodhouse Homes has been an industry leader in custom timber frame homes. Featured in national magazines, the Woodhouse Timber Frame design team has been involved in some of America’s largest and most ambitious commercial timber frame projects, including the Adaptive Sports Foundation facility at Windham Mountain, New York.
What is the difference between a Log Cabin and a Timber Frame Home?
Timber frames and log cabins are both customized houses but aside from that there aren’t many similarities. Timber Homes are created using timber post-and-beams to support the heavy timber framework. The interlocking frame supports the home’s load and transfers the weight to the foundation. Timber frame homes use traditional building techniques that joint heavy timbers together to make a structurally sound home. Unlike log cabins, these homes typically are designed with open floor concept and can be finished with different types of exterior siding.
What are the benefits of owning a timber frame home?
1. They are energy efficient.
Timber frames with SIP, or structural insulated panels and are more energy efficient. SIPs prevent air leakage which keeps hot air out in the summer and cold air out in the winter.
2. They are more durable.
Timber frame homes are built using a traditional building technique that combines joinery, sturdy metal-less supports, and structurally insulated panels (SIPs).
3. Timber Homes are more customizable than Log Cabins
Timber frame homes are great for people who enjoy entertaining and people who want to customize their home. Timber Homes allow the buyer to customize the exterior with material like wood siding, composite siding, brick, stone or even log siding.
At Brainard Ridge Realty, we involve the expertise of the Woodhouse Timber Frame company in the construction of our custom homes and commercial projects. Woodhouse Timber provides resources like a budget calculator to get your dream house started. If you’re interested in building with Woodhouse Timbers, please check out a list of their floor plans.
Please call Brainard Ridge Realty if you’re interested at 518.734.5333.