Our package includes materials for a weather-tight shell to be assembled on your prepared foundation. A local builder typically assembles our package and finishes the home. Once assembly of our material package is complete, your building will look virtually finished on the outside.
Choose any combination of wall, floor and roof systems to suit your style and fit your budget. Choose a framing style based on your desire for more visible natural wood, or one that allows brighter painted surfaces. Like the exterior of our homes, the interior of your home can be designed to have a more traditional or contemporary style based on your framing style choices. We will work with you to decide which framing system best fits your taste and budget.
General Frame Specifications- All timbers to be dried #1 Douglas fir stamped and graded lumber, pre-cut, pre-notched and numbered. Girders, ridge beams and purlins are southern yellow pine premium laminated beams. Conventional framing materials are all stamped SPF grade kiln-dried spruce, pre-cut, pre-notched and numbered. Plywood is CDX 5-ply fir. Lumber sizes are indicated in nominal dimensions. Pricing and material specifications are based on up to 90 mph wind speed, up to 65 lb snow load and low seismic activity (zones 1 and 2a) unless otherwise specified.
Exterior Wall System- Framing consists of 6x6 Douglas fir posts and 6x8 Douglas fir plate beams (8’ to top of plate beam). Exterior posts and beams are dadoed with a 9/16” sheetrock slot/notch. Optional knee braces are 3”x5” and are included for exterior walls where placement will not hinder design elements such as windows and doors. Pre-assembled sections of 16” O.C. SPF grade 2x4 wall framing with rough openings for exterior windows and doors are included for application between the post and beam frame, or for optional Full Exposure Framing System, wall sections are applied to the outside of the post and beam frame. 1” Dow® Styrofoam factory bonded to ½” CDX sheathing is included for on-site application to wrap the exterior walls and post and beam frame. With owner/contractor supplied insulation between stud bays (fiberglass, cellulose, spray foam, etc.), this wall is designed to outperform typical 2x6 wall construction. Note – Higher R-value options are available; please call to discuss.
*Please refer to our Wall Systems web page for more details: http://www.postandbeam.com/wall-framing-system
Infiltration Barrier- Housewrap air infiltration barrier provided for exterior coverage.
Exterior Siding- Clear vertical grain or primed finger-jointed red cedar clapboards for horizontal application (4” exposure), 1x6 tongue & groove saw-textured knotty cedar with v-joint for vertical application, or white cedar extra grade shingles (7” exposure).
Exterior Trim- Rake, fascia and soffit are 1” smooth primed cedar. Exterior 1x4 window/door trim and 1x6 corner boards are smooth primed cedar.
Beamed Mid-Floor System- Exposed, select 2x6 kiln-dried tongue and groove western pine plank decking with v-joint to the underside over 6x8 Douglas fir joists 4’ O.C.
Plaster and Beam Mid-Floor System- ¾” tongue and groove Sturd-I-Floor® fir plywood over 2x8 spruce floor joists 16” O.C. with sheetrock shims over 6x8 Douglas fir floor joists 4’ O.C. Sheetrock (drywall) owner/contractor supplied and installed.
*Please refer to our Mid-Floor Systems web page for more details: http://www.postandbeam.com/floor-framing-system
Beamed Roof System- Exposed ridge beam, collar ties or purlins as required, and 6x8 Douglas fir plate beams. Typically 6x8 Douglas fir rafters 4’ O.C. under 2x6 kiln-dried tongue and groove Douglas fir, western pine, or western red cedar exposed plank decking with v-joint to the underside. Synthetic roof underlayment under 6” foil-faced rigid urethane insulation (staggered multi-layer) and CDX fir plywood nailbase are included for installation over the decking. 2” beveled interior finish blocking included for placement above plate beams between rafter bays. Note – Higher R-value options are available; please call to discuss.
Liner Roof System- Exposed ridge beam, collar ties or purlins as required, and 6x8 Douglas fir plate beams. Typically 2x12 spruce rafters 2’ O.C. with CDX fir plywood. 1x6 tongue and groove Douglas fir, western pine, or western red cedar liner material with v-joint to the underside for interior finish. Insulation (fiberglass, cellulose, spray foam, etc.) is owner/contractor supplied and installed. Note – Higher R-value options are available; please call to discuss.
Plaster and Accent Beam Roof System- Exposed ridge beam, collar ties or purlins for cathedral areas as required, and 6x8 Douglas fir plate beams. Typically 2x12 spruce rafters 2’ O.C. and CDX fir plywood. For areas with attic space above (flat ceiling), ceiling joists are included, but remainder of ceiling system above is by owner/contractor. Insulation (fiberglass, cellulose, spray foam, etc.) is owner/contractor supplied and installed. Note – Higher R-value options are available; please call to discuss.
*Please refer to our Roof Framing Systems web page for more details http://www.postandbeam.com/roof-framing-system
Beamed Porch System- Porch plate beams are typically 6x8 Douglas fir, and the vertical posts are 6x6 Douglas fir. The cathedral roof system includes 6x8 Douglas fir rafters, 2x6 kiln-dried tongue and groove Douglas fir, western pine, or western red cedar exposed plank decking with v-joint to the underside. Porch floor, floor support posts and railings are by owner/contractor.
Liner Porch System- Porch plate beams are typically 6x8 Douglas fir, and the vertical posts are 6x6 Douglas fir. The roof system includes CDX fir plywood over 2x6 or 2x8 spruce rafters as necessary, pre-cut, pre-notched and numbered. Liner material is kiln-dried 1x6 tongue and groove Douglas fir, western pine, or western red cedar with v-joint to the underside for a cathedral or flat ceiling. Porch floor, floor support posts and railings are by owner/contractor.
Roof Shingle Package- Fiberglass GAF® Timberline® Ultra HD™ textured shingles with lifetime limited warranty in Weathered Wood color. Drip edge included for eaves and rakes, and ice and water protector/membrane included for starter course and valleys. Soffit and ridge venting included for Liner Roof System and Plaster and Accent Beam Roof System. Synthetic roof underlayment included. Step/valley flashing and caulking by owner/contractor.
Windows- Andersen® 400 Series High Performance™ Low-E4™ windows per plan. Andersen® standard screens for operable windows and Classic Series™ hardware in Stone finish are included. ¾” Colonial pattern removable interior wood grilles are optional. Extension jambs and casing not included unless otherwise specified.
Skylights- VELUX® Umber Gray color venting Low-E2 skylights with argon gas injected between tempered dual panes, with screens, flashing and (1) pole.
Exterior Doors- JELD-WEN® fiberglass, insulated, pre-hung, stain/paint-ready doors. Construction grade hardware included (final hardware by owner/contractor).
Patio Doors- Andersen® 400 Series Frenchwood® High Performance™ Low-E4™ patio doors with screens and solid brass Estate™ Collection Newbury® hardware. 7/8” Colonial pattern removable interior wood grilles are optional. Keyed locks for patio doors are not included.
Fasteners- Plugs, bolts, spikes and nails are included for the assembly of the component package. Nail gun nails not included.
Stairs- Interior and exterior stairs not included.
Complete Plans- Blueprints include custom floor plans, elevation plans, foundation plan and complete structural plans for assembly of the Habitat Post & Beam material package that are typically needed for building permits. Mechanical drawings are not included (electrical, plumbing, HVAC, etc.).
Transportation- Transportation of the Habitat Post & Beam package to your job site is included within the mainland United States, to be unloaded by owner/contractor.
Engineering Information- Foundation (block, slab, poured, piers, etc.) is by owner/contractor. Any style foundation can work with a Habitat Post & Beam structure.
By Owner/Contractor- Package unloading upon delivery, assembly of the Habitat Post & Beam material package, site work, foundation, all masonry, first floor decking, roof step/valley flashing and caulking, additional insulation (fiberglass, cellulose, spray foam, etc.), interior and exterior stairs, window extension jambs (unless noted otherwise), fire door(s), garage overhead doors, keyed locks for patio doors, bulkhead basement doors, exterior sun decks, porch/deck floor, porch/deck support posts, railings, interior partitions, nail gun nails, interior finish materials (trim, sheetrock, finish flooring, mechanicals, cabinetry, etc.).