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WHY TIMBER BLOCK

WHY TIMBER BLOCK

From the warm interiors to spectacular architecture, Timber Block truly delivers the best in class in terms of comfort and design.

Because what you see is beautiful… and what you don’t see is spectacular.

Timber Block’s team of professionals offers a product unmatched in residential and commercial construction. We provide homeowners with state-of-the-art, environmentally responsible technology while using cost-effective building methods. Working with stock or custom plans, the team at Timber Block collaborates with you, maximizing your vision and investment, to make your dream home a reality.


THE REVOLUTIONARY & ECOLOGICALR-30 INSULATED LOG

ASSEMBLES IN HOURS!EFFICIENT INSTALLATION

R-30 INSULATION

R-30 insulation is standard in every Timber Block home. The R-30 insulation exceeds all building codes related to insulation and is typically more than 4 times the level of insulation of a traditional log home. Timber Block’s standard R-30 wall insulation in combination with a tight thermal envelope, results in homes that are highly energy efficient, putting money back in your pockets to spend on things you actually need.

To further maintain our stance as energy efficiency leader within the log home industry, Timber Block is proud to announce the introduction of the new, patented R-36 wall! As some markets are already moving to a mandatory R-30 insulation level, the R-36 insulated wall was developed to stay ahead of the curve. This new, optional upgrade will allow you to enjoy a superior level of comfort in your home, provide you with improved sound insulation, and save you even more money on energy bills. Rest assured that with Timber Block’s proprietary R-36 insulated wall, generations to come will benefit from your smart decision today.

More on R-Value

The “R”word used to be one that was avoided in the decision process of a log home but due to the change in building codes, R-values may be a mandatory part of the building process. In short, the bigger the number, the better the insulation effectiveness. In heat and cold, R-value helps to reduce energy costs/consumption.

Consult a Timber Block dealer or “Contact Us” to learn how R-values will not only help you reduce your energy efficiency (both in northern and southern climates) but also maintain the value of your home.

Effective insulation (the area of the entire wall or home) in a Timber Block home is generally above R-27, depending on the design (windows bring the effective insulation level down). And every section of the wall is R-30 from the top of the log to the bottom of the log. As you compare, don’t be afraid to ask what the R-value is from the top of the log to the bottom of the log…not just the ‘ideal’ location for the R-value reading.

Thermal envelope refers to the thermal insulation within the building enclosure. The purpose of envelope insulation is to provide a continuous thermal barrier to minimize heat flow through the walls, ceiling and floor. The R-30 insulation keeps your home comfortable and reduces costs for heating and cooling. Without a quality level of insulation, whether due to the quality of the insulation itself or its installation, your home will not be as comfortable and energy costs will be increased. Timber Block’s proprietary process ensures the insulation is consistent and maintained throughout the entire height of the log and wall structure. In typical home insulation methods, such as fiberglass batt, the insulation could become compressed or installed with gaps resulting in a loss of energy efficiency.

Here is a quick sample of what the experts say…

Recent studies from the U.S. Department of Energy found that over a third of new homes have lower levels of insulation installed than specified and an additional fifth have serious installation problems that result in significantly decreased effectiveness of the insulation. In addition, virtually all of the homes studied were found to have numerous insulation installation defects that reduce the performance of the insulation well below its rated R-value.

Insulation should:

  • Provide a continuous barrier between the inside conditioned space and the outside
  • Be installed to the proper R-value
  • Be installed without gaps
  • Avoid excessive compression
  • Be properly labeled or be proper depth to indicate proper R-value
  • Insulate correctly for the climate in which it is being installed

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ASSEMBLES IN HOURS

Build in hours, not weeks or months.

In almost all of our meetings with builders, they agree on one thing – Timber Block’s panelized, stacked and insulated product is the future of building. Surprisingly, the efficiency and the quality control are the two reasons builders cite as the rationale for their response.

The panelized system utilizes a true stacked log construction method to provide both superior strength and greatly reduces the installation time required at the build site. The exterior wall structure can be assembled in less than one day. The inside and outside of the exterior walls are pre-finished in the quality controlled environment of the factory, not on-site where inclement weather can affect the untreated wood of traditional log homes which could be left on-site and untreated for weeks. Only a second coat of sealant is recommended on-site.

The stacked log walls are assembled inside the factory; bolted, bonded and finished to ensure a quality home arrives to you. Our proprietary process ensures the wall is straight and level, not only when the walls leave the factory, but more importantly when the stacked log walls are raised on-site. Quality in, quality out – that’s Timber Block’s commitment.

Electrical outlets, light switches and other electrical connections can easily be installed on-site. Plumbing and additional electrical outlets are installed on partition walls like in traditional home construction.

Due to the panelized method of Timber Block’s stacked log system, no craftsman or skilled “log home” general contractor is required to construct the exterior walls. Many general contractors are not be interested in building a traditional log home due to the inherent special requirements of stacking logs on-site. Timber Block’s proprietary system allows any general contractor to assemble the walls in hours.

Most importantly, Timber Block provides a fully qualified and skilled technician, at no additional cost, for every Timber Block home. Timber Block’s technician remains on-site at your home until the walls of your house are raised, ensuring our quality commitment to you.


assamble1

NO SETTLING
OR CHECKING


GENUINE STACKED WOOD
CONSTRUCTION

NO SETTLING OR CHECKING

Settling and checking: two words quite often talked about in the log home industry and two common problems with a traditional log home. Settling refers to the shrinking of the logs after the log home is constructed and checking refers to the cracking of the wood as it dries or changes moisture levels.

A typical log home will settle as the wood loses its moisture content. During construction, gaps are left between the logs and the windows or doors to ensure these items remain functional or don’t break during the log homes settling process. These gaps allow for air to infiltrate the home and lower the homes energy efficiency.

As a traditional log home settles, not only are the windows and doors at functional risk from the wood moving, but other elements such as stairs may have to be adjusted during the life of your home.

Timber Block homes are built to withstand harsh environments, from extreme cold to extreme heat. Timber Block’s system will not shrink, expand, warp or check like a typical full log home.

Our wood, which is dried to an ideal 8-10% moisture content, combined with our patented assembly design, eliminates the risk of settling and checking associated with most traditional log homes. These two benefits help to protect your investment. A typical kiln-dried log’s moisture content is 20% or higher, the core of the log may contain a much higher moisture percentage depending on the diameter of the log and by the drying method used by the manufacturer.


lodge-ext

Your home is one of the biggest investments you’ll make in both time and money. Make sure you are protecting that investment. Ensure that your home is built with materials and techniques with structural and lasting integrity destined for longevity stability, and efficiency.


TRUE STACKED CONSTRUCTION

Timber Bock homes are built using genuine stacked construction delivered in a panelized format. Each log is stacked individually, bonded, and thru-bolted together in a controlled environment, eliminating the hassle of assembling logs on-site and saving you a significant amount of time and money.

Every step of the traditional building process is respected, but is combined with a technology that results in a stronger home that requires less maintenance over the years.


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BUILD
ANYWHERE


GREEN
TECHNOLGY

TRANSPORT FLEXIBILITY

Timber Block’s efficient flat-stacking method allows us to be able to deliver a home anywhere around the world. Typically, a home up to 2500 square feet can fit onto just one truck, reducing the amount of money spent on transport as well as delivery materials.

This shipping flexibility means that our homes can also be shipped by boat, allowing people to enjoy owning their very own Timber Block Signature Home no matter where they want to live.


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BEING GREEN

Timber Block takes great care to ensure that its homes are built as efficiently as possible both in its construction processes as well as in the ongoing usage of energy throughout the lifetime of the home.

With about 400% more insulation than traditional log homes, the R-30 wall insulation built into every Timber Block home significantly reduces energy bills. As well, only 40% of each log is used to manufacture our structures, with the remaining 60% used in other home components – resulting in less waste.

Timber Block’s patented high-pressure insulation foam injection procedure contains no Ozone-Depleting Substances (Zero ODS) so you rest assured that it is safe for your family and the environment.


1579_5e_rang_321

Net Zero Log Home

Timber Block in partnership with RPT (Renewable Powertech Inc.) can provide a service to deliver a log home that will help reduce your energy bills, if not almost eliminate them. Imagine living in a log home with little energy costs. An energy efficient log home needs a superior thermal envelope (great insulation + a superior seal) which a Timber Block home delivers.

One of our green partners can help to take the guess work out of building green and make sure that your additional investment in “green technologies” is a wise one for your location.

Find out why Timber Block is an important element of building “Green”. Contact Timber Block and let us put one of our Green Partners to work for you.

R-30 Insulation

Timber Block’s stacked log wall structure provides approximately 50% more insulation than standard homes and 400% more insulation than traditional log homes. With the elimination of “settling” (the shrinking of a log due to moisture escaping) the wall structure maintains the R levels during the life of the product. All of the energy efficiency is realized due to the proprietary formula used in the high density insulation inside every Timber Block log and wall.

Log homes that settle can often have problems with windows, doors, interior stairs, etc. and quite often, maintenance will be required.

When it comes to R-value, the bigger the number, the better the insulation effectiveness. In heat and cold, R-value helps to reduce energy costs/consumption.

Environmentally Friendly

  • Only 40% of the wood is utilized to manufacture the structure, the remaining 60% is utilized to manufacture other components, resulting in less waste.
  • Better insulation + a near air-tight thermal envelope = better energy efficiency.
  • Low VOC sealant is applied to each log individually (this allows moisture to escape the log while keeping protecting the exterior from inclement weather)

Ecological (Zero ODS – No ozone-depleting substance!)

Timber Block’s unique, high-pressure insulating foam injection procedure contains no Ozone-Depleting Substances (Zero ODS), causing no ill effect to the environment.

CUSTOM
DESIGN


WHAT’S
INCLUDED

MAKE IT YOURS

Timber Block has many stock designs available to help you get the idea of what your dream home looks like. We have architects on staff that can either modify any of our plans, or draw up your very own unique plan, created from your ideas.

Love the look of one of our existing models, but want to modify it? Do you have your own design that you want to see come to life? No problem. Let us help you realize your dream by providing you with a professional plan delivered from your inspiration.

With over 80% of Timber Block homes customized by the homeowner, we know that our suggestions with regards to how you finish your home are just that: suggestions. Our team of experts is ready to collaborate with you on taking our plans and making them your plans.


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WHAT’S INCLUDED

Download The plans


THE REVOLUTIONARY & ECOLOGICAL
R-30 INSULATED LOG


R-30 INSULATION

R-30 insulation is standard in every Timber Block home. The R-30 insulation exceeds all building codes related to insulation and is typically more than 4 times the level of insulation of a traditional log home. Timber Block’s standard R-30 wall insulation in combination with a tight thermal envelope, results in homes that are highly energy efficient, putting money back in your pockets to spend on things you actually need.

To further maintain our stance as energy efficiency leader within the log home industry, Timber Block is proud to announce the introduction of the new, patented R-36 wall! As some markets are already moving to a mandatory R-30 insulation level, the R-36 insulated wall was developed to stay ahead of the curve. This new, optional upgrade will allow you to enjoy a superior level of comfort in your home, provide you with improved sound insulation, and save you even more money on energy bills. Rest assured that with Timber Block’s proprietary R-36 insulated wall, generations to come will benefit from your smart decision today.

More on R-Value

The “R”word used to be one that was avoided in the decision process of a log home but due to the change in building codes, R-values may be a mandatory part of the building process. In short, the bigger the number, the better the insulation effectiveness. In heat and cold, R-value helps to reduce energy costs/consumption.

Consult a Timber Block dealer or “Contact Us” to learn how R-values will not only help you reduce your energy efficiency (both in northern and southern climates) but also maintain the value of your home.

Effective insulation (the area of the entire wall or home) in a Timber Block home is generally above R-27, depending on the design (windows bring the effective insulation level down). And every section of the wall is R-30 from the top of the log to the bottom of the log. As you compare, don’t be afraid to ask what the R-value is from the top of the log to the bottom of the log…not just the ‘ideal’ location for the R-value reading.

Thermal envelope refers to the thermal insulation within the building enclosure. The purpose of envelope insulation is to provide a continuous thermal barrier to minimize heat flow through the walls, ceiling and floor. The R-30 insulation keeps your home comfortable and reduces costs for heating and cooling. Without a quality level of insulation, whether due to the quality of the insulation itself or its installation, your home will not be as comfortable and energy costs will be increased. Timber Block’s proprietary process ensures the insulation is consistent and maintained throughout the entire height of the log and wall structure. In typical home insulation methods, such as fiberglass batt, the insulation could become compressed or installed with gaps resulting in a loss of energy efficiency.

Here is a quick sample of what the experts say…

Recent studies from the U.S. Department of Energy found that over a third of new homes have lower levels of insulation installed than specified and an additional fifth have serious installation problems that result in significantly decreased effectiveness of the insulation. In addition, virtually all of the homes studied were found to have numerous insulation installation defects that reduce the performance of the insulation well below its rated R-value.

Insulation should:

  • Provide a continuous barrier between the inside conditioned space and the outside
  • Be installed to the proper R-value
  • Be installed without gaps
  • Avoid excessive compression
  • Be properly labeled or be proper depth to indicate proper R-value
  • Insulate correctly for the climate in which it is being installed


r30

wytimberblock

wytimberblock


ASSEMBLES IN HOURS!
EFFICIENT INSTALLATION


ASSEMBLES IN HOURS

Build in hours, not weeks or months.

In almost all of our meetings with builders, they agree on one thing – Timber Block’s panelized, stacked and insulated product is the future of building. Surprisingly, the efficiency and the quality control are the two reasons builders cite as the rationale for their response.

The panelized system utilizes a true stacked log construction method to provide both superior strength and greatly reduces the installation time required at the build site. The exterior wall structure can be assembled in less than one day. The inside and outside of the exterior walls are pre-finished in the quality controlled environment of the factory, not on-site where inclement weather can affect the untreated wood of traditional log homes which could be left on-site and untreated for weeks. Only a second coat of sealant is recommended on-site.

The stacked log walls are assembled inside the factory; bolted, bonded and finished to ensure a quality home arrives to you. Our proprietary process ensures the wall is straight and level, not only when the walls leave the factory, but more importantly when the stacked log walls are raised on-site. Quality in, quality out – that’s Timber Block’s commitment.

Electrical outlets, light switches and other electrical connections can easily be installed on-site. Plumbing and additional electrical outlets are installed on partition walls like in traditional home construction.

Due to the panelized method of Timber Block’s stacked log system, no craftsman or skilled “log home” general contractor is required to construct the exterior walls. Many general contractors are not be interested in building a traditional log home due to the inherent special requirements of stacking logs on-site. Timber Block’s proprietary system allows any general contractor to assemble the walls in hours.

Most importantly, Timber Block provides a fully qualified and skilled technician, at no additional cost, for every Timber Block home. Timber Block’s technician remains on-site at your home until the walls of your house are raised, ensuring our quality commitment to you.


assamble1

NO SETTLING
OR CHECKING


NO SETTLING OR CHECKING

Settling and checking: two words quite often talked about in the log home industry and two common problems with a traditional log home. Settling refers to the shrinking of the logs after the log home is constructed and checking refers to the cracking of the wood as it dries or changes moisture levels.

A typical log home will settle as the wood loses its moisture content. During construction, gaps are left between the logs and the windows or doors to ensure these items remain functional or don’t break during the log homes settling process. These gaps allow for air to infiltrate the home and lower the homes energy efficiency.

As a traditional log home settles, not only are the windows and doors at functional risk from the wood moving, but other elements such as stairs may have to be adjusted during the life of your home.

Timber Block homes are built to withstand harsh environments, from extreme cold to extreme heat. Timber Block’s system will not shrink, expand, warp or check like a typical full log home.

Our wood, which is dried to an ideal 8-10% moisture content, combined with our patented assembly design, eliminates the risk of settling and checking associated with most traditional log homes. These two benefits help to protect your investment. A typical kiln-dried log’s moisture content is 20% or higher, the core of the log may contain a much higher moisture percentage depending on the diameter of the log and by the drying method used by the manufacturer.


lodge-ext

Your home is one of the biggest investments you’ll make in both time and money. Make sure you are protecting that investment. Ensure that your home is built with materials and techniques with structural and lasting integrity destined for longevity stability, and efficiency.


GENUINE STACKED WOOD
CONSTRUCTION


TRUE STACKED CONSTRUCTION

Timber Bock homes are built using genuine stacked construction delivered in a panelized format. Each log is stacked individually, bonded, and thru-bolted together in a controlled environment, eliminating the hassle of assembling logs on-site and saving you a significant amount of time and money.

Every step of the traditional building process is respected, but is combined with a technology that results in a stronger home that requires less maintenance over the years.


1579_5e_rang_369

BUILD
ANYWHERE


TRANSPORT FLEXIBILITY

Timber Block’s efficient flat-stacking method allows us to be able to deliver a home anywhere around the world. Typically, a home up to 2500 square feet can fit onto just one truck, reducing the amount of money spent on transport as well as delivery materials.

This shipping flexibility means that our homes can also be shipped by boat, allowing people to enjoy owning their very own Timber Block Signature Home no matter where they want to live.


photo


GREEN
TECHNOLGY


BEING GREEN

Timber Block takes great care to ensure that its homes are built as efficiently as possible both in its construction processes as well as in the ongoing usage of energy throughout the lifetime of the home.

With about 400% more insulation than traditional log homes, the R-30 wall insulation built into every Timber Block home significantly reduces energy bills. As well, only 40% of each log is used to manufacture our structures, with the remaining 60% used in other home components – resulting in less waste.

Timber Block’s patented high-pressure insulation foam injection procedure contains no Ozone-Depleting Substances (Zero ODS) so you rest assured that it is safe for your family and the environment.


1579_5e_rang_321

Net Zero Log Home

Timber Block in partnership with RPT (Renewable Powertech Inc.) can provide a service to deliver a log home that will help reduce your energy bills, if not almost eliminate them. Imagine living in a log home with little energy costs. An energy efficient log home needs a superior thermal envelope (great insulation + a superior seal) which a Timber Block home delivers.

One of our green partners can help to take the guess work out of building green and make sure that your additional investment in “green technologies” is a wise one for your location.

Find out why Timber Block is an important element of building “Green”. Contact Timber Block and let us put one of our Green Partners to work for you.

R-30 Insulation

Timber Block’s stacked log wall structure provides approximately 50% more insulation than standard homes and 400% more insulation than traditional log homes. With the elimination of “settling” (the shrinking of a log due to moisture escaping) the wall structure maintains the R levels during the life of the product. All of the energy efficiency is realized due to the proprietary formula used in the high density insulation inside every Timber Block log and wall.

Log homes that settle can often have problems with windows, doors, interior stairs, etc. and quite often, maintenance will be required.

When it comes to R-value, the bigger the number, the better the insulation effectiveness. In heat and cold, R-value helps to reduce energy costs/consumption.

Environmentally Friendly

  • Only 40% of the wood is utilized to manufacture the structure, the remaining 60% is utilized to manufacture other components, resulting in less waste.
  • Better insulation + a near air-tight thermal envelope = better energy efficiency.
  • Low VOC sealant is applied to each log individually (this allows moisture to escape the log while keeping protecting the exterior from inclement weather)

Ecological (Zero ODS – No ozone-depleting substance!)

Timber Block’s unique, high-pressure insulating foam injection procedure contains no Ozone-Depleting Substances (Zero ODS), causing no ill effect to the environment.


CUSTOM
DESIGN


MAKE IT YOURS

Timber Block has many stock designs available to help you get the idea of what your dream home looks like. We have architects on staff that can either modify any of our plans, or draw up your very own unique plan, created from your ideas.

Love the look of one of our existing models, but want to modify it? Do you have your own design that you want to see come to life? No problem. Let us help you realize your dream by providing you with a professional plan delivered from your inspiration.

With over 80% of Timber Block homes customized by the homeowner, we know that our suggestions with regards to how you finish your home are just that: suggestions. Our team of experts is ready to collaborate with you on taking our plans and making them your plans.


_M3_3591_Edit_1


WHAT’S
INCLUDED


WHAT’S INCLUDED

Download The plans