Sustainable Homes

HEALTHY, COMFORTABLE HOMES LAST LONGER

Our primary goal at Timberbuilt is to design and build artful homes that will last for generations.

We want you to love your home and take care of it for a long time, which is why we design your building envelope to provide comfort and beauty above all else. What good is energy efficiency if it is not fused with a beautiful design?

You’ll collaborate with us through this design phase to ensure your home has that intangible, romantic “feel” of a timber frame home, one that is uniquely sized to fit your family and your budget.

The exposed grain of the timbers, the dramatic, open living spaces, the detailed, hand-crafted joinery all contribute to these aesthetics and are an important part of your home’s lasting efficiency.

WHAT GOOD IS “GREEN” IF IT’S NOT ALSO GORGEOUS?

But it’s not enough to look great — the inside of you’re home must be comfortable as well. To regulate temperature and moisture we install the industry’s best building envelope, fully insulated and airsealed with structural insulated wall and roof panels (SIPs) from Insulspan.

These simple panels consist of an insulating foam core (expanded polystyrene or EPS) sandwiched between two structural sheets of oriented strand board (OSB).

A SIP home allows for better control over indoor air quality because the airtight building envelope limits incoming air to controlled ventilation. This filters out contaminants and allergens, and also allows for incoming air to be dehumidified, reducing the possibility for mold growth. The timbers and other wood in the home can improve air quality as well — by absorbing or releasing moisture in the air to moderate humidity. Wood itself is considered to be hypo-allergenic and its smooth surfaces prevent the buildup of particles.

SIPs also provide unprecedented comfort through proper sizing and predictable performance of HVAC systems. And the EPS core of SIPs filters out noise, leaving you with a quiet, more peaceful home.
 
 
 
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