Maximize Your Possibilities With Hybrid Timber Framing
Arrow Timber would like to share some thoughts regarding our commitment to serve and support Post and Beam for Architects.
The following points will give you a good idea about what to expect and how far we can flex our services to accommodate your needs.
I want to assist you and look forward to working with you.
Does your project need creativity? Is your project complex? Could your project use cost savings analysis? Are you wondering how to pull it all together? You have found an honest timber framing company that will knock your socks off, and one that has honed and perfected their unique abilities (superpowers) to address any of the aforementioned concerns you may have.
We promise you Ultra-Personalized Timber Design and Build for residential and commercial use, Satisfaction Guaranteed. You can receive a complete, personalized timber package including any combination of the following:
- Remodels, New Construction, And Add-Ons
- Covered Outdoor Living Area
- Decorative Trusses
- Kitchen Beams
- Full Timber Frame
- Determine what your unique situation is, your expectations, the size of your ideal investment, and your preferred timber style
- Review any existing blueprints, sketches, and pictures to establish a scope of work
- Get a solid idea of what the best solution may be and how to best proceed with your project
- Additional brainstorming and troubleshooting with your other team players. (Typically your architect, builder, and interior designer)
- Create a 3D model of your project- The design options usually get boiled down to two or three options.
- Show you the options at meeting #3, make notes about your preferences, and make any necessary modifications. This “Dance” continues until a clear winning design emerges.
- Communicate necessary information and work with your other team players to move your project forward.
- Create all engineering documents required by the engineer
- Create construction and install documents
- Hand craft your timber frame at our shop
- Pre-stain your timber beams if desired
- Work with your builder and install the timber package at the right time
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