About Timberworks Design, Choosing Your Post & Beam Drawing Package

About Timberworks,
Choosing a Package



A popular construction method for superior thermal protection uses structural insulated panels, also known as stress-skins or SIPs. These are available from Foam Laminates of Vermont. See a gallery of SIP panel homes created without the timber frames, a new approach to energy-efficient building.

Consider choosing Vermont Frames as your timber frame kit manufacturer and/or installer. Their website offers much information about the construction process and shows a number of completed post & beam homes.


Custom Design Services or Pre-Designed Drawing Packages

I specialize in the design of post and beam homes and other post and beam, timber frame and SIP panel home building projects. I have been involved in a range of building and construction types since graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 1980. For over twenty years I have been working primarily with timber frame building projects.

I can be involved in the design and drawing process to varying degrees depending on your specific needs or desires. Most often I work with a client to develop an architectural drawing package. A good set of drawings is invaluable:

  • in the resolution of design issues
  • for presentation to the bank
  • for submission for building permits
  • for obtaining confident pricing from contractors and suppliers
  • and as a document integral to the accurate construction of a building project.

A number of my popular house designs are available for purchase as architectural drawing packages.  These designs can be used as is or the designs can be customized. Pre-designed drawing sets can be important for people who are on a tight construction schedule and/or cannot afford the time or money it takes to design a house from scratch. Using the plans as is, or customizing one of the pre-designed home plans simplifies what can be an involved process and pays off in cost, time, and energy saved. The pre-designed packages are available for $400 to $1800, and customization is available for $60 per hour. I am also happy to work with you on a fully-custom post & beam project.

Many timber frame design services are part of a timber frame manufacturing company. This means you need to commit to a specific timber frame company to some degree before you can start the design process. My relationship with you is one that can be independent of any timber frame company, allowing you to contact multiple timber framers with a design in hand and to deal with each of them on an equal and informed basis.

Each drawing package includes floor plans, elevations, framing plans, foundation plan, and section details (corners, windows, railings, foundation, insulated panels, gables, walls, etc.), schedules and notes as necessary for construction definition.

I suggest that you review the house designs to see how closely the pre-designed packages match your needs. Decide if you would like some customization or a fully-custom package. Call 802-922-5597 or email for additional information or to have questions answered. The pre-designed packages are available for $400 to $1800, and customization is available for $60 per hour.

I look forward to working together.

Davis B. Weigand, Architect
References available upon request.

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