does Willow Creek Post & Beam supply?
We supply the White Pine, traditionally crafted post & beam frame
and the structurally insulated panels (SIP’s) for the walls and
roof system. Your general contractor will provide the foundation, first
floor joists and subfloor. We have a crew who will erect the frame for
you or we can provide a technician to direct your crew on how to erect
the frame. The SIP’s will be supplied and will be insulated on the
frame either by our crew or your crew using our instruction manual.
Structured Insulated Panels are a sandwich of 7/16 OSB boards, expanded
polystyrene (EPS) insulation. A 6.5” SIP has an effective R-value
of 22.3 compared to 16.8 for a 2x6 stud wall with an R-20 insulation.
SIP Roof Panels at 8.25” provide an insulation value of >R32.
Where is the electrical wiring and plumbing installed?
SIP’s have prerouted 1 1/2” x 1 1/2” channels at a height
of 16”off floor level through which the SIP’s are snaked.
Other switches and receptables are typically located near doors and windows
for easy access. Plumbing is run in interior partition walls to their
What equipment will we require to install
the frame and SIP’s?
Depending on the height of the timber frame, scaffolding with block and
tackle lifting gear or a crane is recommended for the erection of the
frame. The SIP’s for the roof system generally require the use of
The frame and SIP’s comprise
percentage of the total house cost?
Erected frame and SIP cost are approximately 30% of the total project
cost, not including land. This figure depends on the amount of work that
you contribute yourself to the project.
are some other facts about
Willow Creek Post & Beam?
The delivery change is approximately $200 per load mile per truck load.
Crane changes are the responsibility of the owner. We charge 20% of the
frame cost for erection by our crews.
is the cost of a typical Willow Creek
frame and panel package?
The 1664 sq. ft. Shaker Mountain Saltbox for example, costs $28, 920 CDN
for the timberframe package. The roof and wall panels are priced at $19,
350 CDN. Our building systems are both high quality and very affordable.