A Dif­fer­ent Take on Hy­brid De­sign

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It’s no se­cret that hy­brid homes are gain­ing ground in today’s hous­ing mar­ket. And it stands to rea­son. In the world of tim­ber homes, hy­brid con­struc­tion typ­i­cally means com­bin­ing a struc­tural tim­ber frame (per­haps in the main liv­ing spa­ces) with con­ven­tional con­struc­tion in other ar­eas. This al­lows for a more flex­i­ble de­sign while also sav­ing on costs.

“Most peo­ple di­vide hy­brid homes into ver­ti­cal spa­ces, so en­tire rooms are post-and-beam and then the other rooms are stick-built con­struc­tion,” says Jeff Bowes of Cana­dian Timberframes. “We can do that, but we some­times change it up by us­ing struc­tural walls and huge beams that carry the rafters of what we call a “tim­ber lid.” It’s a very cost-ef­fec­tive way to add tim­bers be­cause it’s a lot closer to con­ven­tional con­struc­tion.”

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