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All Blog Posts Tagged 'building' (6)

Don’t Just Build, Create!

Imagining, planning and then building your own home from scratch was the only way to do it… a century back. Nowadays, everything seems to be designed and built by experts, while the “only” thing you need to be concerned about is the depth of your pocket. However, not everyone is scared of delving deeper into truly building one’s house, in quite a literal sense.…


Added by Tyler M. Newport on August 20, 2015 at 7:18am — No Comments

Carbon footprint??

In thinking of how the "green" label has developed over the years I couldn't help but laugh to see how society has gone in a complete circle trying to "engineer" environmentally friendly ways to build homes. Someone has made a lot of money through this process but looking back it seems as though we have gone back to where we started as a country in basic building techniques.

So why did I title this "carbon footprint"? I would enjoy anyone to follow me and verify my observations as I… Continue

Added by David Kaski on September 4, 2014 at 4:03am — No Comments

Choosing the Right Builder: Understanding the CQT Triangle

Article by Jim Young - President of PrecisionCraft Log Homes & Timber Frame: “For every action, there is an opposite reaction.” So said Isaac Newton in his 3rd Law of Motion. Newton’s law is true for an apple falling from a tree or building a custom timber frame or log home. Consider three primary opposing forces at work when building a new home – Cost, Quality and Time. We call this the CQT Triangle. Understanding the opposing forces of the…


Added by Jennifer Hetherington on March 24, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Top Green Design Tips

PrecisionCraft Log & Timber Frame Homes consults with clients helping them meet their green building goals. Check out what they say are 10 important items to consider in designing green timber frame homes!

  1. Consider the Log Home Carbon Footprint using a higher proportion of log or timber in construction. ECCM…

Added by Jennifer Hetherington on February 15, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

LEED Rated PrecisionCraft Log & Timber Hybrid Home Awarded Platinum Certification

For Mark and Crystal Ryan, building their dream mountain house was synonymous with building what is commonly referred to as a “green” home. This Oregon couple turned to award-winning…


Added by Jennifer Hetherington on February 15, 2010 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Designing and Building Efficient Timber Frames - The Efficiency Factor

Energy efficient seems to be a touch phrase in today's building jargon. Of course, all construction today should be energy efficient and timber frames are generally designed and built to be energy efficient. However, the key word in that phrase is efficient.

An efficient design can be large or small, grand or simple, but it should embrace efficiency throughout. The efficient timber frame will begin with efficient use of space, extend to the efficient use of materials, and will be… Continue

Added by Bonnie Pickartz on November 23, 2009 at 9:20am — No Comments

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