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
DAVIS B. WEIGAND, ARCHITECT
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
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
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
I look forward to working together.
Davis B. Weigand, Architect
References available upon request.