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The Timber Frame Building Process

Building the home of your dreams is exciting! Feeling a little overwhelmed? Clearly understanding how the timber frame building process works ahead of time will help to prepare you for the journey. We have broken down the complicated process into 5 steps so you can bring your dream home to reality. By choosing to build with TimberStream and Woodhouse, we will make the whole process more enjoyable by being here to help you every step of the way on your path to designing and building your new timber frame home.

Step 1 - Planning

Dream & Define

It’s time to start defining your dream timber frame home you’ve always wanted. Need some inspiration? Check out galleries and home plans, draw inspiration from communities on social media, and then compile a list of your favorites. While you are at it, start to research budget, building process, and define the key functionality of your home.

Step 2 - Property

Build Site Property

A new beautiful timber frame home that naturally draws inspiration from its setting makes placement key. Find your dream location, purchase the land, and research municipality requirements. Power, water, and sewage access all play a part in placement of the new timber frame home.

Step 3 - Design

Design & Budget

Time to put your dream on paper! Communicating and working closely with your trusted architect is critical at this stage, as it is the key is bringing your dream home to life without stretching your budget out of your comfort zone. Remember: Simplicity saves; complexity costs.

Step 4 - Team Selection

Scheduling, Financing, Builder Selection 

Now that you’ve found that beautiful piece of land for your timber frame dream home and designed your dream layout, it’s time to select your building team. Once your team is in place, all you’ll have to do is select a date and let the building begin! Our team will be with you every step of the way to answer your questions and make the building experience both easy and memorable. While there are many large and small details involved in bringing your dream home to life, we are with you until the end. For Woodhouse, no detail is too small when it comes to bringing your dream home to life. 

Step 5 - Construction

Having finalized your purchase agreement, collaborated with the architect on the design of your dream home, and assembled your builder team, the exciting building phase is now underway! To simplify the construction process, we've distilled it into six manageable steps. Witness the rapid transformation of your dream home into a tangible reality—it's a thrilling journey for both owners and the building crew alike.

1.  Site Prep & Foundation 
2.  Timber Frame Raising
3.  Structural Insulation Panels (SIPs) Installation
4.  Installation of Windows & Doors
5.  Finishing the Exterior
6.  Finishing the Interior
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