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June 2009 Blog Posts (3)

Five Ways to Build Your Timber Home Within Your Budget

You’ve established your budget for your new timber home and your architect and builder say it can be built for that amount – but how do you stay true to that magic number? There are several things you can do to help you stay within your budget during the home design process:



1. Divide the total budget by the square footage of your timber frame house, and stay within that dollar amount for each square foot of space. Work with your timber frame architect and builder to stay within… Continue

Added by Jeremy Bonin, AIA NCARB LEED AP on June 11, 2009 at 2:37pm — 2 Comments

A new way to look at being "green"

I think there is some anti green sentiment out there, the term has become so overused that its meaning is being very diluted. I would like to have a better term. Sustainable could work. I would interpret Sustainable as practices that stretch our resources, protect our enviorment, enhance our lives, increase the livabltliy of a project.



Probably the single most important item in making a project sustainable, in my opinion, is to build a structure that lasts and that people want to… Continue

Added by Les Schaub on June 8, 2009 at 2:03pm — No Comments

Going Solar

As a Timber Frame Home Builder, building green is one of the main focusses for Timberbuilt and our clients. Below is some great information that a colleague gave me about solar. As a financial planner he is showing his clients what a great investment going solar can be.



How much does it COST to go Solar?



There's a lot of interest surrounding solar energy these days. Solar Photovoltaics is the science of converting the sun's rays into usable electricity for our homes and… Continue

Added by Brian Kempisty on June 1, 2009 at 12:40pm — 8 Comments

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