Craftsmen of Homes

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Roanoke & Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia

Traditional Home Building Systems

Timber frame green home builder building Smith Mountain Lake Moneta Hardy Penhook Union Hall Goodview Rocky Mount Boones Mill Wirtz Roanoke Bedford Franklin Virginia Timber Ridge CraftsmenWe are one of Virginia's most diverse home builders.

We have experience and expertise designing and building homes with a broad spectrum of advanced home building systems, as well as historic/ traditional building systems such as: Timber Frame, Hybrid Timber Frame, Log, and conventional "stick" construction. 

 

 

 

  

Timber frame green home builder building Smith Mountain Lake Moneta Hardy Penhook Union Hall Goodview Rocky Mount Boones Mill Wirtz Roanoke Bedford Franklin Virginia Timber Ridge CraftsmenTimber Frame Homes

With a tradition centuries old in Europe and America, and over a thousand years old in Japan, crafting the core frame of a structure from whole logs or timbers can be a decidedly "green" choice. The beauty of exposed wood structure is exceptionally satisfying. Locally-sourced - harvested and fabricated locally - is remarkably responsible; so too, the employment of local craftsmen and craftswomen who take pride in shaping and working solid wood into architectural elements to last generations. Timber Frame: an ancient and traditional building practice, perfect for a new era of sustainable and ultra-energy-efficient construction.

 

Log custom green home builder building Smith Mountain Lake Moneta Hardy Penhook Union Hall Goodview Rocky Mount Boones Mill Wirtz Roanoke Bedford Franklin Virginia Timber Ridge CraftsmenLog Homes

An obviously rugged, rustic, and traditional building method.

Log homes are popular in the Blue Ridge Mountains, even with their longer assembly time, lower enclosure system energy-efficiency, and often higher maintenance requirements.

 

 

Conventional Stick-Built Homes

Also called 'light frame' construction, using wood framing members (most common) or light-gauge steel framing members (less common in residential practice). We optimize, or 'value engineer' light frame construction, to maximize the benefits offered by this method, and minimize the limitations inherent in stick construction. Wood light-frame assemblies, as with SIP, Timber Frame, and ICF assemblies, can be optimized to 'Passive House' levels of energy efficiency.


Timber Ridge Craftsmen, Inc.

One of Virginia's finest home builders, located at Smith Mountain Lake. We are in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, just outside of Roanoke and Lynchburg.