Post & Beam is a traditional wood building style that features post and beam construction. Post and beam construction allows the vertical and horizontal beams to support the weight of the structure. This eliminates the need for interior, load-bearing walls allowing the open floor plan designs to showcase the wood structure. Our sister company, Sand Creek Post & Beam, offers this building method utilizing full dimension, rough sawn wood, with metal plated joinery and traditional, rough sawn board and batten siding.
Timber Frame is a refined wood building style that utilizes heavy timbers with interlocking wood-to-wood joinery, with mortise and tenon fasteners. Timber Framing is similar in style to Post and Beam, with a major difference being the use of mortise and tenon joinery, as opposed to plated style joinery. This method of construction allows you to see the supporting vertical and horizontal timber framework of the structure, giving you the flexibility of open floor-plans due to the interior walls not being needed to carry any structural load. Texas Timber Frames has perfected this building method utilizing full dimension timbers in a variety of dimensions, textures, species and grains.
Post Frame is an efficient building style that features pre-manufactured wood-framed trusses. With these pre-manufactured trusses and laminated and treated 6 x 6 wood posts, it allows for clear span spaces up to 80 feet without the need for interior posts, a more rapid construction calendar and less overall construction costs. Our sister company, Barn Kings, produces a versatile, cost-effective building for those customers that want the look of a traditional wood building with board and batten siding, with the interior flexibility of a pole barn.
Mass timber panel products such as cross-laminated timber (CLT), nail-laminated timber (NLT) and dowel-laminated timber (DLT) are used in many applications in multi-family and commercial construction—e.g., floors, roofs, shaft walls, bearing walls and partition walls. In many instances, the panels are left exposed on one side to take advantage of the aesthetic appeal of the timber.
Cross-laminated timber (CLT) is made up of layers of dimensional lumber stacked perpendicular and glued together to create structural panels. CLT panels are typically made of layers of three, five or seven and because they offer two-way span capabilities can be used for floors, walls and roofs.
Nail-laminated timber (NLT) is made by stacking layers of dimensional lumber on end and fastening them together with nails or screws. NLT is commonly used in floors and roofs and can also be used to construct elevator shafts.
Glue-laminated timber (glulam) is made from stacking dimensional lumber on edge and bonding them together with moisture-resistant adhesives. Glulam is commonly used for floors, beams, columns and arches.