Timber Frame Design and Construction Resources and Organizations
These Reference Documents bring more insight into the design and timberframe process
Preliminary Design and Construction Documents
An introduction to Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs)
Design Articles written by Chuck for Timber Frame Homes magazine
The Timber Frame Home, 3rd ed, by Tedd Benson, Taunton Press, 1999 www.taunton.com
Build A Classic Timber -Framed House, by Jack Sobon, Garden Way Publishing,1994
The Framed Houses of Massachusetts Bay, 1625-1725, by Abbott Lowel Cummings, Harvard Univ. Press 1979
Creating The Not So Big House, by Sarah Susanka, Taunton Press, 2000 www.taunton.com
The Not So Big House, by Sarah Susanka, Taunton Press, 1998 www.notsobighouse.com
A Pattern Language, by Christopher Alexander et al, Oxford Univ. Press, 1977
Environmental Building News, a monthly periodical on "green" design and materials www.buildinggreen.com
These organizations help bring together information, companies and people.
Framers Guild of North America
Executive Directors: Joel McCarty, Will Beemer
Timber Framers Guild Office
PO Box 60, Becket, MA 01223
Exploring and expanding Education, History, and public services of Timber Framing
Frame Business Council
217 Main St Hamilton, MT. USA
Engineering Research, Business development
Insulated Panel Association
3413 A 56th Street NW Gig Harbor WA 98335
phone: 253.858.7472 fax: 253.858.0272
Project Green Build
La Center WA 98335
Providing Green building education, outreach, and promotion for SW Washington.
ENERGY STAR Programs Mail Code 6202J
401 M Street SW Washington DC 20460
An Energy Star Home can include a number of energy efficiency features that contribute to dramatically improve energy-efficiency in comparison to a standard home. Look for these partners and Allies which offer these guidelines and products.
These Comapines provide quality building products:
Home Technology International Inc.
Solid Wood Building Products for the Home-building Craftsman, made from ecologically harvested slow growth pine.
Home Technology International, Inc.
Federal Way, WA 98003
The RecoupAerator® Whole House Unit ventilates your entire home (up to 3,000 square feet), supplying you with clean, fresh air every two hours, while keeping a majority of the heat from being blown out of the home. SYNERGY BUILDING can provide a package that is right for your home.
Structures NW : Suppling SIP packages to NW projects
Sustain NW :: Education & advise on sustainible living and business practices