By: Timbercore  09-12-2011
Keywords: Timber, Wall, Timber Frame Homes

Below is a list of some of the products Timbercore offers to all customers all of which are sold individually or in package format.

Timber Frame Packages

Timbercore Custom Timber Frame Homes Inc. believes in only the best which is why it exclusively uses Riverbend Timber Framing for all of it's Ontario projects. Riverbend is the only manufacturer in Canada to dry fit all timber frames within the manufacturing facility before being shipped on site. What this process does is ensure that all components will come together properly on site thus reducing the amount of crane operation required. By reducing crane time the contractor is able to reduce overhead cost saving the client money.

With Riverbend having 2 manufacturing facilities (located in Alberta, Canada and Michigan USA) it allows Timbercore the ability to deliver top quality products to meet any deadline. The natural beauty of a timber frame home is a direct expression of the quality of the wood used within the project and the precision of its manufacturing. Timbercore believes the best quality comes from using either Oak or Douglas Fir to create custom timber projects.

Oak being a more dense hardwood has traditionally been used in timber frame homes for centuries. A good portion of clients are looking for the character imparted by the knots and grain-figuring of Oak. If you are one of these clients, we have the quality craftsmen as well as the technology to make that dream come true.

Our manufacturer Riverbend has years of experience and has found that Douglas Fir provides clients with the level of craftsmanship they demand. Complex in overall grain structure Douglas Fir is less prone to checking and twisting. Douglas Fir is also a very strong and flexible wood type offered in a variety of sizes.

How Timber Framing works and what it can do for your next project? Timber framing is typically developed using wooden posts and beams that are joined with a age-old mortise-and-tenon techniques. One of the timber elements such as a beam has wood cut away, leaving tongue or a “tenon” at its end. The post for instance has a pocket or “mortise” carved out to accept the tenon or tongue. Both pieces are precision cut and fitted together, wooden pegs are then driven through the main joint connection to keep the mortise and tenon from separating. Mortise and tenon joinery is an early civilization way of construction that allowed builders to be able to build wooden structures without power tools. It is our belief that the traditional wooden joinery is one of the best ways to construct a durable and beautiful framework. There are literally hundreds of ancient timber frame buildings that have stood the test of time and act as a testimony to its strength.

Structural Insulated Panels (SIP)

The manufacturers that Timbercore works with are all part of the PFB group of products. Through our association with PFB and Riverbend come the advantages for our customers. One such advantage Timbercore offers its customers is the Insulspan (SIP) product line for all their building construction needs.

The Insulspan SIP (structural insulating panel) is a system designed to integrate modern energy efficiency practices with a solid, one-piece, pre-cut SIP unit that is ready to install for wall, floor, or roof components. The SIP panels are suitable for residential as well as commercial building applications and often reduce overall framing processes by 40%. In turn that is time that saves our customers money.

How they work.Structural Insulated Panels or SIP consists of a main core of molded expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation with engineered oriented strand board (OSB) laminated to the top and bottom faces. Insulspan SIP EPS offers no off gasing over time as all cells are air filled and therefore become a healthier option for our clients.

For over 30 years Insulspan SIP panels have provided a strong and secure building envelope that has been leading the industry in the reduction of energy costs, as well as the development and manufacturing practices within the SIP industry itself. With knowledge and experience as well as the use of industry-leading technology production equipment, Timbercore could not think of a better partner to develop our wall and roofing systems. Utilizing a ready-to-assemble (RTA) system provides our builders as well as our own team with a competitive edge over traditional stick frame construction. 

As an example if a 4000 sq.ft. 2 storey home was framed using conventional methods using 2x6 walls, plywood or OSB wall and roof sheathing, spray foam insulation in the walls as well as using conventional roof trusses with spray foam – construction time could take 3-4 weeks to complete. Utilizing SIP systems that timeline could be reduced to 10 days dramatically reducing on site time and in turn saving you our valued client more money.

The RTA process reduces on site construction time and improves overall efficiency. Construction documents for your project are loaded into the computerized factory equipment where the SIPs are manufactured to your exact specifications. After completing the manufacturing process the SIPs are delivered to your location as a ready-to-assemble building system. It’s that easy.

Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)

A second product line Timbercore uses within the PFB family is the Advantage ICF System. Advantage ICF is a patented insulating concrete forming system consisting of two layers of expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation connected with web connectors molded into the EPS insulation. Within the 2 layers of the EPS contractors pour solid concrete walls mixed with structural reinforcing to provide one of the strongest walls available in today’s construction. 

The Advantage ICF blocks are pre-formed with interlocking mechanisms which ensure web connectors align vertically for attachment of surface finish materials. The result is a superior, energy efficient wall that will provide long-term energy cost savings and add resale value to the building. The strength of an ICF wall can withstand 250 mph winds with a 2x4 impact at 150 mph providing customers with a superior designed structure. The Advantage ICF wall can be used for basements as well as full height wall construction that allows construction to rise from the footings to the roof. Best of all ICF construction provides improved energy efficiency and effective thermal resistance while offering a safe and quiet environment reducing sound transmission as well as overall air leakage within the structure. 

ICF construction can be used in residential and recreational projects, party walls for residential projects, industrial buildings as well as commercial buildings. Within the Timbercore team our project managers have been working with ICF for over 15 years providing clients with absolute comfort, strength and efficiency.

Euroshield Roofing

In 1999 Global Environmental Manufacturing (G.E.M.) Inc., the manufacturer of Euroshield™ Recycled Rubber Roofing Products, was founded to answer the overwhelming problem of what to do with the abundance of old tires clogging up landfills and dumpsites. After numerous years of research the result of which today is known as the Euorshield product line, GEM discovered an extremely durable, and great looking environmentally friendly green roofing system. Today those products are known as: Euorshake, Euroslate, Eurotile and launching spring 2011 EuroLite Slate. 

600 to 1,000 rubber tires are used in the production of a Euroshield™ roof for an average-sized home with the scrap generated during the install process being collected and recycled again. By doing so GEM or Euroshield as it is known within the Roofing industry has virtually eliminated environmentally harmful waste. The overall core of the product is made from up of 85% recycled materials, primarily recycled tires and because of its chemical and physical combination has been installed around the world, in the coldest northern climates and the hottest equatorial regions, with a tremendous success. With an interlocking tongue and groove design the panels not only install as fast as shingles they structurally are more sound providing a Level 4 impact for Hail, a Class C Fire Rating and have passed the Miami, Dade Hurricane test at 250 mph for wind and uplift. Together this product provides you peace of mind for efficiency, construction practices as well as structural integrity. 

EuroSlate™/EuroShake™/EuroTile™ and EuroLite Slate were specifically produced to overcome extreme weather impact and temperature variances. Often these variances cause curling, splitting, peeling, cracking and rotting, undesireable characteristics associated with aging of other roofing systems.

Euroshield products are not just environmentally efficient, they create an absolute stunning roof visually. Whether you are looking to re-roof your small cottage or are looking to create that one of a kind mansion, utilizing a Euroshield Roofing product will provide you with the look, warranty and elegance that you deserve and will take your project to a whole new level.

Keywords: Timber, Timber Frame Homes, Wall