Texas Timber Frames FAQ's
All Texas Timber Frame structures are pre-assembled to ensure a perfect fit before disassembling for shipment. The result is an attractive, extremely sturdy timber frame that will enhance your property and provide you with years of enjoyment.
Does Texas Timber Frames have a collection of pre-designed floor plans to choose from?
Due to Texas Timber Frames being a custom timber frame manufacturer, we are not restricted by a limited number of plans or frame designs. Instead, we are capable of creating a custom frame that will meet your particular needs.
Our Farmhouse Series floor plans do offer a variety of options to meet budget requirements and expand or reduce square footage, with options including flexible porches, different wall heights and roof slopes, and integrated dormers and bump-out gables above the porches.
How do I start the process of designing my home?
Depending on the nature of your project, our in-house design team can help you with this process, or we can collaborate with any architect or designer that you choose to hire.
Does your company build timber frame homes from start to finish?
Texas Timber Frames is not a “turn-key” builder. What we are is a custom timber frame manufacturer that works as a subcontractor in coordination with the builder or general contractor of your choosing.
Can you recommend an architect, builder, or general contractor?
Depending on where you are planning to build, we might be able to recommend someone that has worked with us in the past. If we don’t know of anyone in your area, we can try to help you find someone, or we can explain our process to whomever you choose to interview for the job.
Do you build outside the state of Texas?
Yes we do. We will load up your frame, deliver it to your job site and our expert crews will raise it in the blink of an eye.
How much does a timber frame cost per square foot?
It depends. Many variables influence this cost. So, to produce an accurate estimate you must first decide on a floor plan and frame design. The price of a timber frame also varies according to how many pieces are used, how they are joined, what species and quality of wood is chosen, how the timbers are finished, what embellishments are added, and the specific job-site requirements of your property.
The good news is that we can help you determine this cost while helping you make some important decisions about your new home.
Does my whole house need to be built as a timber frame?
Not necessarily. One of the benefits of timber framing is that it can be combined with other construction methods and mixed with many other materials.
Is there a minimum or maximum square footage I need to have to build with Texas Timber Frames?
What type of wood do you use for your timbers?
Our most common wood species are: Douglas Fir, Red & White oak, and Western Red Cedar. We can offer other species if the application is appropriate.