There are so many things that you will love about this rustic pool house. The 14 by 24 foot grand Victorian cape style pool house in Salem, Connecticut features an 8 by18-foot timber frame overhang with pine groove ceiling. It gives this poolside a rustic and relaxing feel. The timber frame design is full of amazing details, from the timber frame with curved bottom chords to the arched bottom chords and the king-post truss. Other features include the covered seating area underneath the overhang. They also include sliding barn doors with a 20-lite glass. The authentic timber framing is authentic with oak pegs. The home has a grooved timber frame overhang and timber details throughout. This custom timber frame design is unique. You’ll want a closer view to see for yourself.
Building a timber frame has many benefits. Timber frames are becoming more popular than ever. Timber frame structures are stronger, more durable and often stronger than fiberglass. Timber frames with structurally-insulated panels (SIP) or structurally insulated panel insulation are more efficient and stronger than fiberglass. The timber frame structure has no load-bearing partitions, which allows the floor plan to be changed without any structural consequences. SIPs are able to have as many windows or doors as desired. Look down at stick-built and timber frame walls to compare. With SIPs, structures often cost less than half as much to heat and cool as stick-built/fiberglass structures.
The noise insulation provided by a wooden frame is impressive. As with fiberglass, there is no settling and an increase in the thermal transmission. SIPs on a timber framework are a more energy-efficient option. SIPs have a lower airflow than a stud-wall/fiberglass house design. HVAC systems are smaller, cheaper, and have higher SEER ratings with SIPs. The temperature is uniform throughout the building. There are few hot or cold spots.
In general, less wood is used in timber frame structures than in stud wall structures. The use of sustainable materials, like local wood, helps to reduce carbon footprints and costs to the environment. Timber frame designs are made from local woods, which have a very small carbon footprint. Compare this to the dumpsters that you see on stick-built sites. Construction sites with less waste put less pressure on landfills and waste treatment plants. Timber waste is also recyclable, which is a major benefit of timber frame homes. The owner and framer know that the timber frame design will be seen by residents and visitors for many years. This encourages and enhances the craftsmanship.
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