The connection of post and beam is truly a powerful bond. Many who are drawn to this style say they not only appreciate the beauty but the feeling that comes from living within a home that so readily connects with nature and the closeness it brings family and friends to one another.A post and beam log home consists of many vertical log posts that carry large horizontal logs on top. The log components are then in-filled with conventionally framed 2×6 walls, cinderblocks or straw bales. Post and beam log home plans and designs can be more flexible, and incorporate many different types of building materials. This style typically uses larger diameter logs and is the best log system to meet strict and enforced energy codes.
When constructing these types of homes, it allows the customer to leave both the interior and exterior beams exposed to reveal the raw natural appeal of the timber frame structure. Post and Beam logs are handcrafted for a finished structural assembly that is both aesthetically pleasing and prepared for traditional framing elements.
It’s important that you do your research and find a company that can provide you with the type of customer service and specific expertise that you need and deserves to build your home.
While we build beautiful custom post and beam homes we understand that you may want to explore other options, styles and price variations before you make your final decision. Curious to know who some of the top builders are in this field? Here is our list of some of the best post and beam builder you can find in the United States:
Best Post and Beam Builders in the United States (Reviews/Ratings)
In 1974 the Timberpeg brand was born after Jesse Ware handcrafted in the first timber project originally called a Cluster Shed – which features the traditional mortise-and-tenon joinery that has become their trademark.
Habitat Post & Beam
Habitat Post and Beam designs and manufactures post and beam homes, additions and commercial buildings that are sent to the building site to be assembled and finished by local contractors.
Yankee Barn Homes
Post and Beam Home Building and Construction were founded by Emil Hanslin in 1969. The company has developed roof and wall panel systems incorporated within the post and beam construction. Yankee Barn Homes designs and builds in any architectural style, barn home to the farmhouse, cottage to the mountain lodge.
Sand Creek Post & Beam
A family-owned company, located in rural Wayne, Nebraska. Their main focus is on post and beam construction, using historic designs.
Mill Creek Post & Beam Company
Founded in 1984, Mill Creek home combines thoughtful design and craftsmanship while maintaining old world charm and style. They build a variety of structures from clubhouses, gatehouses, equestrian facilities and more residential properties.
American Post & Beam
This custom post and beam home design and production firm located in Claremont, NH focuses on designing and creating barn-style homes, carriage houses, and farmhouses using traditional post and beam framing.
At the end of the day, post and beam construction is the most flexible style when it comes to design and construction. The location of your log home will definitely influence the design as well as the logs recommended for your new house. At the same time, these homes are extremely energy efficient. With that being said, the above companies and many others including Artisan specialize in post and beam construction. Find a company that fits your needs and wants.
Are you wanting more information on designing your very own log or timber home, or have additional questions? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we would be able to answer any questions you have.
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