The History Behind Post and Beam Construction

The History Behind Post and Beam Construction

IT TOOK OVER 4,000 YEARS TO CREATE A HOME THIS PERFECT

Timber Frame or Post & Beam construction is a building method that goes back to 2,000 B.C. In Europe, there are post & beam buildings that have been standing since the Middle Ages, while in North America many of the remaining 18th and 19th century structures were built using post & beam construction.

In Europe these buildings and the art of their fabrication is referred to as post & beam, but in North America the heavy timber construction has become known as timber frame.



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