What is fachwerk?

According to Wikipedia, fachwerk is German for “framework” and is also known in timber framing as “half timbering” or “post and beam” construction.

Fachwerk is a grid of panels filled with non-load bearing material like brick, clay, or plaster. Also, the frame is often exposed on the outside of the building.

Fachwerk can be seen in structures like:

  • barns
  • houses
  • building styles of European origin (Germany, France, Poland, and England)

Contact us to learn more about the unique characteristics of fachwerk and to decide if it is the right fit for your home or project.