What was Old is New Again...

The only Timberpeg® home in South Placer Country is currently under construction in Granite Bay; it is being built by Timberpeg® Independent Representative, Michael J. Bouchard, owner of MJB Homes, Inc.

Sitting atop a six-acre estate is a home not only beautifully built and structurally unique, but a home that uses the latest technology to save energy, the environment and in the long run, money.    

The moment you enter the property everything you thought about this antiquated building process will be thrown out the Energy Star window.  Exposed timber gables, real rock masonry, tongue and groove white pine interior walls, custom niches and stairways are just a few of the truly special and unique features that this home encompasses.

Unique is a word that can quickly describe a Timberpeg® home.  But it goes much deeper than just unique.  This post and beam designed home has the ability to be one of the most environmentally smart homes on the market.  Using renewable resources such as timbers, real rock and a lack of materials that contribute to air pollution and waste, such as drywall, stucco and gallons of paint are just the beginning.  The use of SIP's (Structurally Insulated Panels) allows for a home to be twice as energy[efficient as its traditionally built home counterpart, and is considered one of the only green framing products on the market.  SIP's are up to 30% stronger than conventional framing and are made from 100% recyclable materials. 

According to Bouchard, the least energy-efficient place in a conventional home is the attic where the HVAC ducting is typically located.  Timberpeg® homes are built using SIP's panels on the roof and the HVAC ducting is channeled throughout the home in air conditioned spaces, both of which give the home a much higher efficiency rating.

 

(reprinted from the February 2008 Issue of Sierra Heritage At-Home magazine)