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If you’re interested in Timber Frame, Post and Beam, or SIPs Home Prefabrication, you’ve come to the right spot.  New content is posted on a regular basis to help keep you up to date with what’s happening in the prefab industry nationwide.  Sign up for our newsletter, or check back to learn more about prefab and what it means to prefab your build with TBS.  

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TLC Log Homes Nominated Best Log Cabin Builder in CO for 2020
We are incredibly honored to announce that our parent company and building partner TLC Log Homes and Restoration, has been nominated as one of Colorado’s “Best Log Cabin Builders” by NewHomeSource in 2020!
December 3, 2020
When is the Price of Lumber Expected To Drop? 2020-2021
The price of lumber spiked to historical highs in September 2020, but what does that mean for the future? Learn more about when the price of lumber is expected to decline and why!
November 6, 2020
Timber Frame VS. Post and Beam | What makes them different and what are the benefits?
Timber Frame v.s Post and Beam, understand the differences and benefits between the two construction methods.
November 4, 2020
Prefab Home Kit vs. Prefab Material Package {What’s the Difference?}
Prefab kit home construction is becoming a thing of the past. Learn how customizable material package construction is shaping the way for the future.
November 2, 2020
Timber Frame Construction: 7 Benefits of choosing Timber Frame
Choosing the right building style for your new home or commercial structure can be a hard decision. There are pros and cons to each construction method. While timber framing has a unique set of benefits, other structures can’t match. Let’s dive into some of the benefits when choosing to build a timber frame home or …

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October 29, 2020
3 Timber Frame House Plans to Help Inspire Your Upcoming Project
Ready to get started planning the timber frame home of your dreams? Here are three unique timber frame house plans to help get the ideas flowing.
October 27, 2020
History of Prefab Homes | Redefining Modern Construction
Prefab has been around for over a century and still hasn't gained the respect it deserves! Learn how the prefab industry has evolved since the early 1900s and what it means to prefab your project in 2020.
October 19, 2020
Press Release – Trinity Building Systems Offers Support To those Recently Impacted by Natural Disaster
Official Press Release For immediate release: Back-to-living-press-release Estacada, OR., October 9, 2020–Trinity Building Systems has recently joined forces with Premier Building Systems (PBS) and Big Sky R-Control (BSI), to provide support for those who have recently been impacted by natural disaster. With operations based out of Oregon, Washington, Montana, and Colorado, TBS, PBS, and BSI …

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October 9, 2020
Why is the price of lumber so high? 2021 Get the Inside Scoop!
The initial slump was a product of the global shutdown in response to the novel Corona Virus outbreak. Construction operations in most locations were shut down, and lumber mills and other processing facilities were left with an excess supply of material. So, are you wondering what caused lumber to increase from roughly $200 per 1000 board feet to over $350 per 1000 board feet?
September 3, 2020
Building a Healthy Home in 2021 | 3 Most Important Factors to Consider
With all of the commotion 2020 has brought upon us, there has never been a better time to talk about healthy living and building healthy homes for the future. Earlier in the year, most of us were bound to our homes and forced to alter our way of life, work routine, and schedule around a …

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August 28, 2020
Before Building Your New Home Checklist: Need To Know Topics 2021
Before building your new home, you should have a checklist covering what you should know, way before your home design process can begin. Coming prepared with the essential information will save you time, money, and frustration in the long run. Knowing your all-in budget, lot building restrictions, and county requirements, are some of the main overlooked topics. Our project managers have come together to create this essential checklist of what you should know before building your new home.
August 24, 2020
Planning to Build a Custom Home in 2021? Get Started on Design Today!
In this article, we’ll go over when the best time to start designing your custom home is to ensure that you’re project will be dried in (sealed with house wrap and doors) prior to snowfall in your local area.
August 18, 2020
6 Tips To Design Your Home Office The Right Way | When Building a Custom Home
Are you looking to build a new home and are planning on having a home office? It's a good idea to know exactly what you need out of your future home workspace—whether you plan to use your home office every day, or just once a month, planning out your design before building will increase productivity and comfort. Check out our expert designer's top 6 need to know tips for designing your comfortable and productive home office.
August 14, 2020
The Top 10 Floor Plan Design Tips for 2021
Whether you’re looking to downsize and want to get the most out of a smaller space, or looking to build something new to accommodate family and friends, the floor plan of your home is where you need to start.
July 25, 2020
Floor Plan Design – The 3 Things You Need To Know Before Getting Started
Whether you’re looking to downsize and want to get the most out of a smaller space, or looking to build something new to accommodate family and friends, the floor plan of your home is where you need to start.
July 22, 2020
What is a Timber Frame Home?
What is Timber Frame and what make it unique? There are many misconceptions regarding the timber frame building process and that is why we have created this article. We will cover all the aspects that go into timber framing, along with the different construction process, that are typically paired with a timber frame home.
July 6, 2020
The True Cost To Build a Prefab House in 2021
You may have heard us say that our structures typically cost 3 to 5 times the cost of the material package to be constructed. So, in an effort to help you better understand how the multitude of variables impacts the cost of each structure, we have created a short guide. Tune in and learn the True Cost to Build a Prefab Home.
July 1, 2020
What is a Prefab Home? [Material Package vs. Turnkey Build] Prefab Material Package Vs. Modular Vs. Mobile Home
Chances are, if you’re in the market to build a new home, you’ve probably heard of prefab! We’ll break down what “prefab” is and what it really means in the context of residential and commercial construction.
June 27, 2020
Financing a Prefabricated Home or Commercial Structure 2020
So you want to finance your prefab home or commercial structure? With interest rates at an all-time low, it can be one of the best times to finance your project and make your dream a reality.
June 23, 2020
10 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Building a Custom Prefab Home
Building a custom home is a major investment! That’s why it is so important to approach the project with a plan that suits your individual needs.
June 20, 2020
What Are SIPs (Structural Insulated Panels)?
You may have heard of SIPs before, but do you really understand what a “SIP” is? If your answer is no, then you’re not alone!
June 16, 2020

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