Seven Steps to Successful Timber Frame Home & Hybrid Home Planning

Every successful project starts with a great plan, and our Timberhaven representatives are here to help you develop the perfect plan of action for your Timber Frame Home or Hybrid Home. Here are seven basic steps to help you with your journey.

  1. You’ll want the perfect home plan to complement your piece of property. If you have not already decided on a home plan, we encourage you to refer to our most popular designs in this book — or visit our Design Center online for 300+ ideas to help you get started. Your local representative can also help develop your Timber Frame or Hybrid Home design, or there is always an open invitation to meet with one of our design professionals at our corporate headquarters in Pennsylvania. Collectively, the goal is to help make your unique design a reality.
  2. Call your Timberhaven Representative to arrange a personalized home tour and begin planning your new home. Working together, you will decide on how much home you can afford to build, review materials package options, discuss financing considerations, contractors, and much more. If you’ve selected a Timber Frame or Hybrid Home design, your representative will provide price estimates or submit a request for a free detailed estimate. At this point, you may also consider attending one of our Planning & Construction Seminars.

  3. In these early stages of your planning, set time aside to meet with a financial professional of your choice to formally qualify you for the purchase of your Timber Frame or Hybrid Home project. Timberhaven wants to work with you within your qualified / desired budget parameters to ensure we are guiding you through the process accordingly in order to meet your final expectations.

  4. About a week after the initial consultation and submission for a detailed estimate, you will meet again with your representative to review your estimate, address any necessary plan modifications and submit a $3,000 or $5,000 plan deposit (based on amount of plan customization) to start the preliminary plan and quote process. Your deposit will “freeze” the package price for a period of 6 months. Now, with an actual quote and preliminary plans in hand, you can submit a loan application to your financial institution.

  5. Finalize your changes and approve your preliminary plans. Submit either a $4,000 plan deposit or the balance of a 30% deposit to receive your detailed construction plans and construction manual in approximately 4-6 weeks.

  6. It’s time to select a date for your Timber Frame or Hybrid Home package to be delivered. Please allow up to 80-100 days from the time your 30% deposit is received for delivery. The closing date of your financing needs to be scheduled at least 2 weeks prior to delivery as final payment is due upon delivery.

  7. Lastly, site preparation can be started while Timberhaven Log & Timber Homes begins your material procurement and handcrafting your new Timber Frame or Hybrid Home package.

Happy Building!