FAQ

FAQ

We are here to help you with your new home or renovation.

This guide is designed to answer the most common questions customers have about timber frame construction, restoration or addition.

Where does B&D WoodWorks build?

To insure the continuing quality of our products and services, we limit our geographical area of work to Maryland and southern Pennsylvania. We can help you with referrals in other states.

How long does it take to build a timber frame home?

To many people, the process of planning and visualizing their dream home is very enjoyable and they may research and experiment with design ideas for several years. Others have strong ideas of what they want and like, and can make decisions more rapidly. In general, we recommend allowing at least 4 to 6 months to work through design development. Construction drawings and documents will usually take 6 to 8 weeks. Timber procurement and shop scheduling depends on our workload at the time, but our average time from contract to raising is about 4-6 months; the actual raising of a timber frame takes about a week. We complete construction, usually within 8-12 months. If you are looking to build within the next one to three years it’s best to begin design work as early as possible.

How much does it cost to build a timber frame home?

The cost of a timber frame depends on the size and complexity of the frame. Ultimately, the cost of building your new timber frame home depends on choices you make. Your choice of building location, materials, design complexity and construction team will impact your overall cost significantly. B&D Woodworks can help you evaluate your options and offer some alternatives you may not have considered.

What aspects of my design will affect the cost to build?

All of these factors can be modified to help achieve your cost goals:

  • Total Livable Sq.Ft.
  • Size of Garage
  • Basement Space
  • Amount of Decks/Patios
  • Complexity of Design
  • Level of Finishes
  • Density of Timber
  • Complexity of Timber