Years of experience building custom timber frame homes has taught us that money spent on good design is money well spent. A comprehensive design process insures the client a home that will suit their needs and their aesthetic tastes. When the client is hiring a general contractor, a well specified set of plans is invaluable. Plans enable subcontractors to estimate their costs more carefully and keep the budget on track.
Timber frame houses can present some challenges to contractors used to stick frame construction techniques. Well designed plans specify wiring techniques, cluster plumbing efficiently, specify chases for mechanical systems and foundation details and even integrate stairs and cabinetry with the timber frame so that each enhances the other.