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Timber Frame History

Timber Frame History

The Old World The art of timber framing dates back to some of humanity’s first primitive structures. Europe is full of timber-framed structures dating back hundreds of years, including manors, castles, churches, homes, and inns. In Asia, you will find...

Construction Process of a Timber Frame: Wood Drying

At Woodhouse, we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality timber frame packages in the industry. We start with the finest timbers and produce a hand-finished timber frame product that is of the highest craftsmanship. For many reasons, we begin with green...

Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) – An Explanation

If they have ever heard of structural insulated panels (SIPs), most people consider them to be one of the most advanced recent developments in home construction. It comes as a surprise, then, to learn that they were actually developed in the 1930s. Originally...

Passive Solar Energy in Timber Frame Homes

In a globally conscious world, energy efficiency has become a top priority for many home builders. Woodhouse is no different. Since its creation in 1979, we have provided beautiful yet sustainable timber frame homes. When Steve Keller first created Woodhouse, he began...

Green Building Sustainability

Green Home Builders – Timber Framing Initially called “Solar Northern Post and Beam,” Woodhouse® was formed in 1979 by Steve Keller and an MIT-graduate architect. The focus of that little company was to build beautiful, energy-efficient homes utilizing passive solar...