Why Heartland Timber Homes?
The most cost effective timber home on the market!
The Heartland Timber Homes building system is an innovative, fresh look at a traditional technique. The initial design motive was to make construction easier by using short timbers that were milled instead of hand-crafted. The logic led to simplifying by using repeating, interchangeable components. This then led to locking the structure together using wooden dowels for positioning, and half-lap joints on beams to tie the panels securely.
The process means that we could build a wall of any length using short timbers that two people could easily carry. The posts, with half-lap joints on the beams could turn corners with no special adjustments. And when examined by engineers, the design proved to be exceptionally strong. It cannot sag, lean, wrack or warp. Because the entire roof assembly is carried on vertical posts, there is no structural settling as occurs with round-log “cabins.” And because we use such dry timbers, we do not need settling gaps over windows in the horizontal panels.
Because of its simplicity, the Heartland Timber Homes system is designed to be produced by precision milling – which is why it may be the most cost-effective timber frame home on the market!