Eaglecrest Timber Frame Homes
Western Michigan’s Leading Builder of Timber Frame Homes
Welcome to Eaglecrest Homes! We’re excited to partner with you to create the work of art that will be your timber frame home. We are pleased to announce that we will be the official representative for Woodhouse, The Timber Frame Company in Western Michigan.
Eaglecrest is exceptionally proud of our partnership with Woodhouse®, one of the largest and most prestigious American timber frame manufacturers. Woodhouse leads the industry in environmental responsibility, service, artistry, and craftsmanship. Whether you’re looking for a predesigned timber frame home plan, a completely custom timber frame home, or something in between, Woodhouse and Eaglecrest will exceed your expectations as we deliver your dream home.
Along with your gorgeous new home, you’ll also enjoy peace of mind, thanks to Woodhouse’s industry-leading lifetime transferablewarranty. A rarity in the building industry, this warranty is a testimony to the quality of our craftsmanship, the soundness of Woodhouse design, and the devotion of Eaglecrest and Woodhouse to providing world-class customer service.
About Timber Frame Construction
Timber Frame homes and buildings are constructed using solid timber to create the home’s structure. Unlike log homes that use horizontal stacked timber, Timber Frame homes use timber for posts, beams and rafters. True Timber Framing uses mortise and tenon connections, secured with oak pegs. A similar type of construction is Post & Beam, which uses steel plates and bolts to make connections. Oak, Douglas Fir, and Southern Yellow Pine are our most commonly used species, with White Pine, Cedar and others available.
Timber Frame homes work perfectly with today’s desire for Open Floor Plans and Vaulted ceilings. Most of our homes are “Hybrid Timber Frames,” meaning that timbers are used in the more public areas of the home, but not everywhere. The Timber Frame enclosure system of Structural Insulated Panels create a super energy efficient envelope around the carefully crafted framework of the Timber Frame. Eaglecrest Homes’ carpenters can often assemble a Timber Frame in a matter of a few days.
Eaglecrest Homes crafts legacy Timber Frame homes from the Michigan/Indiana border to the Mackinaw Bridge, and west of US 127. Many of our homes are built on lake shores, acreages, and suburban lots.
We offer clients services ranging from delivery of the Timber Frame “package” with technical assistance – to “shell-in” – to complete start-to-finish (turn key).
Eaglecrest Homes partner Tom Waterloo built his first Timber Frame home in 1999. Since then he has been involved in the construction of more than 45 timber structures.
The process of building a Timber Frame home is similar in many ways to conventional construction. Two key differences are lead time and construction time. Lead time can be longer, in as much as timbers need to be ordered, milled and joinery added. Unlike “stick” construction, you can’t call a lumber company and have material delivered the next day. However, because the Timbers are pre-cut at the manufacturing plant, and shipped to the site ready to install, the on-site labor and installation time is cut.
If you’re thinking about constructing a timber frame home in Western Michigan, now is the time to build! Contact us to learn more and to view some of our custom or predesigned timber frame home plans.
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Although each custom Woodhouse timber frame home is unique, there are certain elements that they all share. These include our unrivalled expertise in joinery, custom home construction, our unmatched design experience, our incredible attention to detail and the completeness of our package, and our lifetime transferable warranty. When you combine all these elements, they add up to make Woodhouse® a unique company, too. Learn more about Woodhouse.
About Eaglecrest Timber Frames
Eaglecrest Homes is the premiere builder of timber frame homes in Western Michigan. Whether you want a completely custom timber frame home or a predesigned timber frame home plan, Eaglecrest Homes will exceed your expectations with our quality, craftsmanship, and service.
If you live in Michigan and have been dreaming of a timber frame home, now is the time to build. Contact us today to learn more.
4120 Chicago Dr., Grandville, MI 49418
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