2. 2x8 t&g decking for the decking/ceiling finish
3. Drywall (B.O.)
5. Felt paper (B.O.)
6. Drainage plane material
9. Aye & better grade Western red cedar or PVC trim
10. 1x8 or 2x8 t&g decking
11. 1/2" layer of exterior grade plywood (B.O.)
12. 6-mil polyethylene vapor barrier (B.O.)
13. Blocking at perimeter of roof for nailing on fascia trim
14. 4" or more of Polyisocyanurate foam insulation
15. Double layer of 1x4 strapping for venting
16. 5/8" exterior grade plywood (B.O.)
17. Felt paper (B.O.)
18. Architectural grade composition shingles
*Timber Frame Includes a 10 Year Structural Warranty
The above question is common from someone uninitiated to our industry. Our answer is that we are BOTH! Post & Beam construction is a centuries old technique of joining vertical posts and horizontal beams to create the skeletal frame of a building. Post & Beam construction materials need not be solid timber. Often, they are steel posts, concrete and laminated conventional lumber. Most Post & Beam manufacturers simply use exposed metal plates and through-bolts to secure the members together.
A Timber Frame home is a classification of Post & Beam construction. The majority of Timberpeg homes use the timber frame construction method, which is to build using solid timbers with integral mortise-and-tenon joinery, secured with wooden pegs eliminating the need for unsightly exposed metal fasteners. Occasionally, we may use pre-installed and concealed bolted timber connections when requirements suggest that a wood-to-steel connection may be preferable. Our over-riding goal is to provide you with the most secure timber frame that will withstand the test of time without exposed metal fasteners, which we feel take away from the natural beauty of the timber frame.
Traditional mortise-and-tenon joinery is at the heart of every Timberpeg design. The centuries old technique of joining timbers secured with oak pegs is the primary fastening system. Housed tenon, bird-mouth, shouldered, fork & tongue, dovetail, tusk tenon, and splines are but a few of the more common joinery techniques used.
Our vast experience with various species tells us that frame stability is of paramount importance. Therefore, we have chosen eastern white pine and Douglas fir as our primary materials to fashion our frames. High quality Douglas fir and eastern white pine are the most stable green materials we have ever worked with, offering our customers a superior frame that will endure for generations. Other species are available upon request. Species we support are as follows:
Timberpeg designs and manufactures both "Traditional" and "Bent" style timber frame systems. Occasionally, we incorporate both styles into the same structure. Only after a careful analysis of your space requirements can we offer you our opinion as to which style will be most effective for your particular need and budget.
Traditional timber framing uses common rafters supported by a principal ridge beam or series of principal purlins. The vertical support posts can be placed virtually anywhere along the support line, which allows for greater flexibility during design than the bent style allows.
Bent-style timber framing uses principal rafters with purlins running parallel with the ridge of the building. Each bent is assembled on the first floor deck and raised into place, often with the help of a crane. Purlins are then inserted to link one bent to the adjacent bent.
We often include trusses in the designs of our homes for both structural need and aesthetic appeal. A truss can completely change the look and feel of a room. Timberpeg offers a wide array of truss designs to facilitate your design requirements.
Timberpeg has designed many custom trusses for clients in the past and we often include some of the more "Classic" trusses in our homes designs. Visit our Truss Designs Gallery to view renderings and photos of many examples of trusses Timberpeg has designed. Please contact us to discuss your desires for truss design.
A typical Timberpeg floor system is comprised of timber floor joists 4' o.c. with 2" x 8" western white spruce tongue-and-groove decking with v-joint placed down. Electrical wiring can be embedded into the floor joist or deck boards as needed. An alternative approach is to frame a conventional open floor over the top of the timber floor joist. This creates a cavity in which you may run electrical and mechanical ductwork. Timberpeg can provide TJI joists and AdvanTech subflooring, which are standard on the Homestyle(tm) Series and an option on any other Timberpeg design.
Timberpeg offers the most comprehensive design Package in the industry by providing 1/4" scale CAD floor plans, elevations, building sections, 3-D frame drawings, foundation drawings, thermal performance calculations, frame, wall, roof, siding and trim installation details for each of their designs. Also included is site assistance for your builder. Providing the most comprehensive design Package ensures your builder of accurate detailing of all component materials without having to resort to outside design services and additional costs
Timberpeg offers two name-brand manufacturers offering the highest quality windows and doors available; Andersen and Eagle. Their attention to high quality manufacturing standards and outstanding field service assures you of the highest performing, maintenance free windows and doors for your new home at competitive prices.
Andersen 400 Series High-PerformanceTM
The 400 Series features double-pane insulating glass with Low-E coatings and Argon gas between the panes. Andersen offers low maintenance vinyl clad exteriors, which come in several standard colors. Interior sash components are made of either clear Ponderosa Pine ready for finishing or a white pre-finish. Andersen offers a non- prorated and transferable warranty of 20 years on glass and 10 years on parts.
All Eagle products are energy-efficient and require only a minimal amount of maintenance, which allows them to operate smoothly year after year. Best of all, Eagle offers a generous 20/10-year non-prorated, limited warranty for added peace of mind and confidence.
Timberpeg offers several combinations of wall and roof enclosure systems to effectively deliver various interior and exterior design elements along with superior energy efficiency. A standard Timberpeg Package uses structural insulated panels for the wall enclosures and the Timberpeg Wrap & Strap system on the roof. Below is an eave detail illustrating a standard Timberpeg wall and roof enclosure.
*Supplied by others
Timberpeg works with two panel companies, Foard Panel and Premier Building Systems (PBS), to provide high quality 6-1/2" EPS SIPs for the wall enclosure. SIPs are insulated enclosure panels made with two layers of Oriented Strand Board (OSB) with an insulating core made of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS). (Foard panels are also available using an insulated core made of extruded polystyrene (XPS)). This system is the standard enclosure for the walls only but is also available as an option for the roof enclosure. The benefits to using this technology are many.
Some of the more notable benefits are:
Allows faster assembly with fewer man-hours than other methods of enclosure
High R-values are easily obtained (up to R-44)
Fewer interruptions in the wall and roof mean fewer opportunities for air infiltration
Provides additional strength to timber frames being built in seismic or hurricane prone areas of the country
Both Foard Panel and Premier Building Systems offer additional services such as pre-cutting for window and door openings and pre-cut chase for electrical runs, which also eliminates most job-site waste. SIPs manufacturers offer experienced installation services in many areas of the country.
Using SIPs will gain points towards LEED Certification and Energy Star Certification.
ROOF ENCLOSURE (TIMBERPEG WRAP & STRAP):
*Supplied by others
For more than 30 years Timberpeg has used an individually laid-up enclosure system. This system is the standard enclosure for the roof only but is also available as an option for the wall enclosure. The Wrap & Strap roof system features tongue-and-groove on the interior but gypsum wallboard and plywood backer is an option for those desiring a painted wallboard appearance behind the timber frame. The 1"x 12" wide dead air space between the 1x4 strapping provides a chase for electrical wiring. An important feature of this system is the built-in air space under the roof shingles or plywood substrate when using fiberglass shingles or metal roofing. The airspace provides a "cold roof" - and far superior performance for your home in hot and cold climates.
The standard Timberpeg Package consists of 1/2" x 6" cedar bevel siding. Timberpeg also offers several other outstanding siding and roofing material options to give your new home the personal character you seek. Our high quality cedar siding and trim material is the Timberpeg hallmark signature in the industry that distinguishes Timberpeg from all other manufacturers. Regardless of the architectural statement you choose, your home will be the envy of the neighborhood. Our hallmark siding is clear vertical grain Western red cedar clapboards and clear cedar trim. Other siding choices include vertical 1"x 12" cedar board & batten, 1"x8" vertical channel rustic, vertical 1"x 6" cedar tongue-and-groove, white and red cedar shingles for wall and roof applications. Also available are Hardiplank cement-fiber sidings for a site with extreme pests and weather conditions and PVC exterior trim is available as a low maintenance option. All sidings and trims can be factory primed and finished to a color of your choice. Various wood roof shingles are also available.
All fasteners to assemble the Timberpeg component material Package are supplied. Depending on the choices you make within the Timberpeg material Package you will receive the following fasteners:
Timberpeg welcomes your individual creativity for your timber frame home by providing engravings, drop pendants, gunstock posts, and more at your request. We also offer a selection of scrolled ends for exposed beam ends. Family names, year-of-construction, or a favorite phrase can be hand-carved into your frame to make your new Timberpeg home a true "heritage home" for you and your family's enjoyment.