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Riverbend Timber Framing
Riverbend Timber Framing | Connecticut Riverbend specializes in designing and building traditional timber frame structures throughout the United States and beyond. From Hartford to New Haven to Danbury, Riverbend can build your timber frame dream home in any location within Connecticut.

Email: info@riverbendtf.com
Phone: 888-486-2363

 

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Log Home TipCode of the Windows…

Unlike the old ‘Code of the West’, which was often ‘assumed’ and not written for public compliance, there are formal building codes that pertain to windows.  In addition, some local codes can be more strict than the International Residential Code that requires an egress window to be a specific size and distance from the floor.  Why is this important?

Log homes and timber frame structures are constructed in a way that makes use of spaces not always utilized in a conventional stick-built home.  Exposed timbers and ceiling designs can eliminate the attic spaces one would find in a standard home, and these open roof areas will create knee walls on second floors.  Placing windows to permit light may sound like a great idea, but it may not be acceptable to some building codes.  Be sure to double check such things when you are designing your log home.

Additionally, having your builder add a window in mid-phase of the building project is where people sometimes get into trouble.  If such changes were not part of the architectural design, besides code violations, you could also damage the structural integrity of the building.

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Connecticut log cabin, log home and timber frame listings

Connecticut is one of our smallest states so it shouldn’t be too surprising that no log home dealers, builders or manufacturers appear in a basic Google search. Virtually all manufacturers will custom build a home and ship it to Connecticut. If your company is based in Connecticut please don’t hesitate to add your log home business listing here.

The state motto of Connecticut is one of the most unusual slogans, “Qui Transtulit Sustinet,” which means, He Who Transplanted Still Sustains.