What is the difference between conventional “stick built” and timber frame construction?

Architectural timbering is a self-supporting structure, which means that you do not need interior walls to be support walls. In fact, all of your exterior walls could be made out of glass and it would not hamper the unwavering support architectural timber framing provides.

The strong beams enable the structure to have large open spaces, giving a pleasant feeling of airiness. Commonly, you will see the openness of timber framing in cathedral ceilings, which are often two stories high. Timber framing provides this versatility of design for interior spaces while also being highly durable over time. Many timber frames – especially in Europe and Japan – have been around for hundreds of years.

Contact us to learn more about the specific structural advantages timber framing will provide your project.