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Designing the Timber Frame Home of Your Dreams

Posted on Feb 16, 2018

Riverbend’s Custom Design THS™ Process

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could walk through your future home to make sure it is exactly what you envisioned?

At Riverbend, we want to give you the best preview of what your home will look like. As part of our Custom Design Total Home Solution™ process, you will receive a detailed artistic rendering and a virtual reality walk-through when your design is presented. These unique tools give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in your future home.

floor plan design of a riverbend home with rendering

Initial Design Meeting

As part of our Custom Design Total Home Solution™ process, you will sign a Design Development Agreement (DDA). This agreement is for our in-house firm to create your timber home design for a small fee. With this process, you will not sign a contract for the construction of your home until you have completed the DDA process and are satisfied with your design.

After you sign a DDA, you will have an initial design meeting with a Riverbend timber home designer. At this meeting, you will discuss how you want your layout to function, what kind of timber frame you envision, and how you want your home to look. Your designer may sketch a few ideas, and once they feel like they understand your vision, they will end the meeting and begin working on your design.

Design Drawings Presentation

In a few weeks, your designer will complete design drawings and schedule a meeting with you to present them. Your drawings will include the following:

  • Floor Plan – a detailed layout of your home’s interior and exterior space, placed on your site;
  • Isometric drawings – line drawings of your home’s timber frame and Structural Insulated Panel structure;
  • Artistic Rendering – a full-color, computer-generated image of your home’s exterior, placed on a photo of your site, if available;
  • Virtual Design Tour – Your designer will prepare a 3-D model of your home’s design so you can ‘walk-through’ it via a computer and set of virtual reality (VR) goggles. If your meeting occurs at one of Riverbend’s U.S. offices, you can virtually tour your home in person. If the meeting is done remotely via the web, your designer will present a pre-recorded virtual tour of your home.
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Design Refinement

Riverbend’s virtual tours are among the first in the timber frame industry. This unique tool gives clients an almost lifelike experience of walking through their dream home. As you walk through your VR home design, your ideas and sketches come to life before your eyes. You will be able to get a feel for your home’s layout and see the timber trusses and rafters that will surround you in your future home. If something you see is not quite right, your designer can refine your home’s design.

By giving you many different ways to evaluate your design and a chance to make adjustments, you can be sure that your timber frame home’s design matches your vision. Then, you can move forward into the pre-construction phase of your project with confidence.

For more information about the design process, contact a Riverbend Client Representative.

Need More Information?

Whether you’re looking for more information or would simply like to learn more about us and our services, don’t hesitate to contact us. Please follow the link below to access our online form or call us at 888.486.2363 in the US or 888.999.4744 in Canada. We look forward to hearing from you.

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