Building a home requires a lot of work from everyone involved–owners, manufacturers, and craftsmen alike. As the planning and building of your new home evolves, each of the parties involved will have many different and interrelated responsibilities.
The following section is a simplified outline of the basic steps and responsibilities for you, Timberpeg®, your local Timberpeg Representative, and your contractor. When you actually plan and build your home, some of these stages will overlap, and you can expect to have several opportunities to interact with everyone involved. This outline should give you a good idea of the general sequence of events.
Please note, the order and duration of the following stages may vary, depending on build site, code requirements, and/or your own individual project needs.
Once you have established your build site, you can begin to envision what style timber frame home would best suit you and the property. For inspiration and ideas, peruse the different projects featured on our site, many of which include not only photos, but floor plans. You can also take 3D virtual tours of some of our projects.
Next, gather all your ideas and meet with your Timberpeg Representative. This individual may be a Regional Manager or a local Independent Representative. Many of our Independent Representatives are builders or designers, however, in every case they are there to help answer questions and guide you through the process of building your Timberpeg home. You can find your local representative through our “Where We Build” page. Together, you can discuss your budget, needs, and desires for your new home.
If your design is based on an existing Timberpeg plan with minimal changes, or if you have a layout in mind, your Timberpeg representative may work with you to sketch some rough plans. If more complicated changes are required your representative may work with our in-house design team or you may choose to work with a local design professional (sometimes your Timberpeg Independent Representative) to provide a higher level of customization.
You can retain the services of the Timberpeg Design Department by placing a $4,500 design deposit, which will be applied to the price of your home when you sign a Timberpeg contract. Design deposits may be more for particularly complex custom designs or commercial buildings.
The Timberpeg design department creates a home design to meet all your hopes, needs, and specification. You and your Timberpeg Representative will continue to work with our Design Department to make any needed refinements.
Once you receive and approve your home plans, your Timberpeg Representative will review the plans and what is included in your Timberpeg package with you. While Timberpeg has a typical package, each project is unique and you may decide that certain materials or services are or are not needed to complete your home. a higher level of customization.