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TIMBER BLOCK WINS FIFTH AWARD IN ONE YEAR FOR REVOLUTIONARY BUILDING SYSTEM

Connelly Springs, NC — January 30, 2017 – Timber Block recently won the 2017 NAHB Global Innovation Award for its R-36 patented home building technology, a panelized system that significantly exceeds building codes. This is the fifth award won by Timber Block in the last year for its revolutionary and ecological building systems.

Each year, the NAHB Global Innovation Award recognizes the most cutting-edge, advanced residential construction solution. The independent panel of judges selects finalists based on design, functionality, innovation and usefulness to the builder and consumer.

“It is a great honor to be recognized by the authority in the housing industry for our innovative energy saving homes. We continue to strive to be the industry leader by elevating the bar for all,” says Parker McGee, National Construction Manager and the spokesperson for the Timber Block team who accepted the prestigious award.

Timber Block’s revolutionary and ecological R-36 patented engineered homes won the award because it pushes the industry benchmark to another level of performance. As some markets move to a mandatory R-30 insulation level, the R-36 insulated wall was developed to stay ahead of the curve. It provides homeowners with a superior level of comfort and savings on energy bills.

‘’Dealers and builders benefit from our custom wood homes in so many ways. The environmentally friendly panelized system utilizes true stacked construction method to provide superior strength to the structure; best of all, wall assembly is done in less than one day on the job site saving time and money,” says Mario Ferron, Business Development Director at Timber Block, who focuses on technology to support and grow his network across North America. “Adding to the benefits, the tight thermal envelope results in a highly efficient home, so homeowners see the added savings in their heating and cooling energy bills.’’

All patented Timber Block homes are fully customizable, allowing homeowners, dealers and builders to choose custom interiors, architecture and more. The state-of-the-art, environmentally responsible technology and cost-effective building method solidifies Timber Block’s leadership position in the home construction industry.

In addition to receiving the Global Innovation Award, Timber Block received three NAHB Jerry Rouleau Awards for Excellence  and a Domus Award,  for the quality of their home construction.

About Timber Block: With more than 30 years of residential construction experience, Timber Block’s team of professionals offer a product unmatched in custom residential construction making for a sound investment for homeowners. With the 15-year warranty on finishes, Timber Block, now brings peace of mind to these same homeowners.

Working with a selected plan from their extensive library or custom plans, the team at Timber Block collaborates with its customers, builders, developers and homeowners, to maximize their vision and investment. Timber Block converts dreams into reality through a network of local builders across North America.

Timber Block is an active member of the National Association of Home Builders, Buildings Systems Council and U.S. Green Building Council.


Timber Block Launches New Line of R-30-R-36 Models, 15-Year Stain Warranty

Improved Concierge Program Promises Superior Customer Service

Connelly Springs, NC: Timber Block Engineered Homes has taken its revolutionary home design to an entirely new level with its announcement of an improved superior Concierge Service, new 15-year stain warranty and 23 brand new model designs.

Timber Block’s claim to fame has always been its ability to design and construct some of the most beautiful homes in the world while incorporating a high level of energy efficient, ecological and environmentally friendly homes. With the release of its revamped Concierge Service, it’s promising to deliver an even higher level of customer service, one guaranteed to be superior in the building industry.

The exclusive Concierge Service is expected to be unlike any other, offering a dedicated Project Manager who can – and will – advise on anything from understanding the terminology to a step-by-step guide to the overall project.

Parker McGee, Timber Block USA National Construction Manager says each client is guaranteed a custom level of service, regardless of the project.” We are proud to offer a professional, knowledgeable, unbiased opinion throughout the entire building process, while reassuring the home owner’s position to make the final decision. Think about it as your own personal guide to your final result. This is one of the most important decisions a person will ever make, and we will be there to make sure each and every step goes as smooth as possible.”

Timber Block continues to push the boundaries of the new home industry:

• In addition to its commitment to its customers, a new 15-year stain warranty has been implemented, along with a new extended palette which offers more choices and better coverage to the home owners.

• 23 brand new models, including new designs in its Classic Collection, Contemporary and all new Craftsman Series.

About Timber Block: With over 30 years of residential construction experience, Timber Block’s team of professionals offer a product unmatched in panelized residential construction. Timber Block provides home owners with state-of-the-art, environmentally responsible technology while using modern building methods featuring a patented panelized building system. Working with stock or custom plans, the team at Timber Block collaborates with its customers, (builders, developers & home owners) maximizing the vision and investment. Timber Block converts dreams into reality through a network of local builders across North America. Timber Block is a proud member of the National Association of Home Builders, Buildings Systems Council and US Green Building Council.


TIMBER BLOCK ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNER BUILDER PROGRAM AT IBS 2016

JANUARY 19, 2016 – Timber Block, one of the leading manufacturers in wood home construction will announce a beautiful brand new collection of homes at IBS 2016. Timber Block is a home building manufacturer that prides itself on utilizing revolutionary technology to build beautiful, quality homes that exceed today’s wood home building standards.

Timber Block’s Craftsman collection is a series of homes which have every key element found in a Craftsman home. With low-pitched roofs supported by exposed rafters and stone piers, the Craftsman models create a warm, welcoming and peaceful environment that has the power to nurture and sustain family, friends and the community. Interior details include fine craftsmanship, cabinetry, and natural finishes with abundant use of wood throughout the home.

Timber Block uses a system building process that not only meets, but exceeds building codes related to wall insulation. This, along with a tight thermal envelope, ensures every home and commercial building is highly energy efficient, saving our clients thousands of dollars in energy costs.

Timber Block believes in building homes that are ecological and environmentally friendly. About 40 percent of the wood is used to manufacture the structure with 60 percent used for other components resulting in less waste. In addition, Timber Block’s high pressure insulating injection process contains Zero ODS.

Due to the increasing demand, Timber Block is actively searching for Partner Builders for custom residential projects across the United States. This is a unique opportunity for builders and general contractors to partner with one of the fastest wood home manufacturers in the country. Builders will have an opportunity to talk with Craig Johnson, President, Timber Block USA and Parker McGee, MCM, LEED AP National Construction Manager, Timber Block USA.

Visit Timber Block at IBS 2016, Booth C6520. All visitors will be entered to win a new iPad Pro.

Contact: Craig Johnson – President – 866-929-5647 / cjohnson@timberblock.com www.timberblock.com

About Timber Block: With over 30 years of residential construction experience, Timber Block’s team of professionals offer a product unmatched in panelized residential construction. Timber Block provides home owners with state-of-the-art, environmentally responsible technology while using modern building methods featuring a patented panelized building system. Working with stock or custom plans, the team at Timber Block collaborates with its customers, (builders, developers & home owners) maximizing the vision and investment. Timber Block converts dreams into reality through a network of local builders across North America. Timber Block is a proud member of the National Association of Home Builders, Buildings Systems Council and US Green Building Council.


CRAFTSMAN MEETS CONTEMPORARY: TIMBER BLOCK BUILDS ONE-OF-A-KIND CUSTOM HOME

NEBO, NC – DECEMBER 10 , 2015 – Timber Block Engineered Wood Homes is pleased to offer future home owners, builders and developers the chance to see the wall raising of one of the most unique, one-of-a-kind homes Timber Block has built this year in North Carolina.

The wall raising is happening Tuesday, December 15 in Nebo, North Carolina. The new home owners loved several of Timber Block’s designs, from the Contemporary models to the Classic and Craftsman. Timber Block’s design team works with each and every home owner for as long as it takes until they end up with everything they want. The result is a complete full-custom dream home.

Here’s what Timber Block’s newest home owners had to say: “The Timber Block team worked with us to develop a personal, cozy home that nestles beautifully on our land.  The lake cottage/craftsman design maximizes the view with abundant outdoor living space and has ADA thresholds and wide interior doorways so that we can remain in our own home as we age. Within a fairly small footprint we have great storage, a two car garage, and private guest space for friends and family.  Outstanding insulation, the low level of maintenance requirements and the beauty of wood made Timber Block the ideal choice for us.”

This family has picked once of the most beautiful locations in North Carolina too. Grandview Peaks has several competitively priced mountain lots for sale near Lake James and the charming town of Morganton, NC. The gently sloping lots, which range from 1-10 acres, are spread out over the 1600-acre property, resulting in spectacular mountain views. These home owners are truly building the home of their dreams!

Join Timber Block and watch the walls of this custom home be assembled on-site. Find out how Timber Block’s revolutionary technology is making a huge difference in home building.

Timber Block’s “Craftsman Meets Contemporary” wall raising will be held from 10 am to 3 pm Tuesday, December 15. RSVP is necessary, as space is limited. Once your RSVP is received, Timber Block will send directions to the site. To RSVP, CLICK HERE.

Contact: Romi Gibbs – 866-929-5647 / infonc@timberblock.com / www.timberblock.com

About Timber Block: With over 30 years of residential construction experience, Timber Block’s team of professionals offer a product unmatched in panelized residential construction. Timber Block provides home owners with state-of-the-art, environmentally responsible technology while using modern building methods featuring a patented panelized building system. Working with stock or custom plans, the team at Timber Block collaborates with its customers, (builders, developers & home owners) maximizing the vision and investment. Timber Block converts dreams into reality through a network of local builders across North America. Timber Block is a proud member of the National Association of Home Builders, Buildings Systems Council and US Green Building Council.


 

TIMBER BLOCK HOMES HOLDING EXCLUSIVE WALL RAISING EVENT

MORGANTON, NC – DECEMBER 1, 2015 – Timber Block Panelized Wood Homes is offering VIP passes to an exclusive event happening Saturday, December 5 in Morganton, North Carolina.

For those in attendance, they will have an extraordinary look into the revolutionary home building practices of Timber Block. The day will start at 10 am with the wall raising of a custom home, followed by a tour of a 5000 square foot custom Timber Block home. In addition, attendees will enjoy a tour of the Old Oaks Development, followed by the official announcement of The Acorn – an income generating community of like-minded home owners. This is an ideal event for people looking to build their own home, their vacation home or revenue property. It’s also an opportunity for those in the home building industry to learn more about Timber Block’s patented, system building technology.

The Old Oaks Estates is a community designed for those who want the ideal location for year round living, or for part-time, or vacation time. It’s truly a “Mountain Getaway”, but with nearby amenities. Morganton and Lenoir are just 10 miles away.

“Knowing that traditional log homes were not very energy efficient and required regular maintenance, I was amazed how Timber Block eliminated these concerns,” says Matt Shulte, Developing Partner, Old Oaks Estates. “Timber Block patented engineered walls incorporate R-30 insulation in the walls, far exceed the local building codes and eliminate the annual maintenance needed with traditional log homes. Once we saw the efficiency and quality of a Timber Block home, we knew it was the premier home for our community. Timber Block’s team provides a first class custom home building experience that allows our home owners to realize their dream.”

Timber Block Sales Executive Eric Gibson says Old Oaks is becoming one of Western North Carolina’s premier communities. “Timber Block is proud to have been selected by management at Old Oaks to be the home choice for their land owners.”

Due to the wall raising being on-site, RSVP is required as soon as possible as space is limited. To RSVP to the wall raising event near Morganton, CLICK HERE. Refreshments and a light lunch will be served.

For more information, call us at 866-929-5647 or email infonc@timberblock.com.

About Timber Block: With over 30 years of residential construction experience, Timber Block’s team of professionals offer a product unmatched in panelized residential construction. Timber Block provides home owners with state-of-the-art, environmentally responsible technology while using modern building methods featuring a patented panelized building system. Working with stock or custom plans, the team at Timber Block collaborates with its customers, (builders, developers & home owners) maximizing the vision and investment. Timber Block converts dreams into reality through a network of local builders across North America. Timber Block is a proud member of the National Association of Home Builders, Buildings Systems Council and US Green Building Council.


TIMBER BLOCK BRINGS SUCCESSFUL ROAD SHOW TO 3 TEXAS CITIES

AUSTIN, SUGAR LAND, CLEAR LAKE, TEXAS – September 29, 2015 – Timber Block Engineered Wood Homes has announced its next stop on its Road Show Tour. The Timber Block team will travel to 3 Texas cities; Austin, Sugar Land and Clear Lake, starting Monday, September 28, 2015.

The Timber Block Road Show is a series of seminars designed to aid future home owners in understanding the Timber Block building system and the many inherent benefits associated with a Timber Block home. The complimentary education session will also touch on many aspects of building a custom home, the benefits of a system built home, the green advantage, energy efficiency, and the overall benefits of building a Timber Block home.

The Road Show will help those looking to understand the custom home building process and get the answers they need to help make the right decision with all things related to custom home building. The presentation will focus on the 3 main aspects of custom home building; Design, Construct, Enjoy.

Eric Gibson, Senior Sales Executive with Timber Block will be on hand for the seminars. He says he plans on discussing how Timber Block stands up to extreme weather conditions. “Timber Block designs and engineers each home to meet or exceed the building codes in the location in which the home will be built.  Our homes are built to withstand extreme weather conditions. Whether you build in the mountains, by the sea or in between, Timber Block homes will meet your expectations. Beauty and strength come together in an extremely energy efficient home to keep you comfortable all year long.”

We also invite general contractors, architects and developers to join us for this seminar. Timber Block is currently seeking qualified general contractors to fulfill existing custom home construction jobs in many parts of the USA.

Timber Block professionals will hold complimentary seminars at 7 p.m. at the following Texas locations:

Where: Austin, Texas
Holiday Inn Austin North – Round Rock
2370 Chisolm Trail
Round Rock, Texas
When: Monday, September 28th @ 7 pm

Where: Sugar Land, Texas
Sugar Land Marriott Town Square
16090 City Walk
Sugar Land, Texas
When: Tuesday, September 29 @ 7 pm

Where: Clear Lake, Texas
Courtyard by Marriott NASA Clear Lake
18100 Saturn Lane
Nassau Bay, Texas
When: Wednesday, September 30 @ 7pm

To RSVP to any of our Texas events, or for more information, call us at 866-929-5647 or email infonc@timberblock.com.

Contact: Eric Gibson – 866-929-5647 / egibson@timberblock.com  www.timberblock.com

About Timber Block: With over 30 years of residential construction experience, Timber Block’s team of professionals offer a product unmatched in panelized residential construction. Timber Block provides home owners with state-of-the-art, environmentally responsible technology while using modern building methods featuring a patented panelized building system. Working with stock or custom plans, the team at Timber Block collaborates with its customers, (builders, developers & home owners) maximizing the vision and investment. Timber Block converts dreams into reality through a network of local builders across North America. Timber Block is a proud member of the National Association of Home Builders, Buildings Systems Council and US Green Building Council.


 

Club Lac Walfred Expected to Become Prime North America Destination

SEPTEMBER 15, 2015 – MIRABEL, QUEBEC – Timber Block Engineered Wood Homes has announced the launch of Quebec’s newest, most unique resort development of the year, which will benefit not only travelers looking for the prime spot to vacation, but the cottage owners as well.

Club Lac Walfred is a resort consisting of 17 Timber Block Insulated Log Cabin Homes, located north of Montreal, in Sainte-Marguerite-de-lac-Masson, in the Laurentian Mountains, not far from Mont Tremblant National Park.

Each cottage is built utilizing Timber Block’s system building process – a patented and proprietary product. The panelized construction ensures each home has R-30 wall insulation, which with a tight thermal envelope ensures each home is highly energy efficient, cozy and comfortable. In addition, the revolutionary technology enables each home owner to be reassured they will have one of the strongest, high quality home available – without the maintenance associated with most traditionally built log homes, such as checking and settling. Each cabin is sold turnkey for a competitive price, complete with all interior furnishings, including all appliances, furniture, bedding, cutlery, dishes, pool table, televisions and more.

The cottage owners belong to a home owner’s association, assuring all cottage owners will enjoy their cottage without the added hassle of owning a home. In addition, Club Lac Walfred is a resort open to vacationers. All cottage owners enjoy the financial benefits of a rental property when the cottage is vacant. 100 percent of net revenues are redistributed throughout the home owners – a project is the only one of its kind.

Timber Block General Manager Mario Ferron says the opportunity for those looking to live, vacation and own a profitable second home is made possible with this one-of-a-kind development. “Individuals looking to build a high end cottage with investment potential needed a better solution than what has been offered in the past. Club Lac Walfred is that solution. It is the best way to make country living, profitable.”

More than half of the Club Lac Walfred Cottages are built, completed and furnished, and are available to rent. A handful of cottages remain available for purchase.

Contact: Mario Ferron, Timber Block General Manager: (514) 605-2889, mferron@timberblock.com / www.timberblock.com / www.clublacwalfred.com

About Timber Block: With over 30 years of residential construction experience, Timber Block’s team of professionals offer a product unmatched in panelized residential construction. Timber Block provides home owners with state-of-the-art, environmentally responsible technology while using modern building methods featuring a patented panelized building system. Working with stock or custom plans, the team at Timber Block collaborates with its customers, (builders, developers & home owners) maximizing the vision and investment. Timber Block converts dreams into reality through a network of local builders across North America.


TIMBER BLOCK announces partnership opportunity in select markets

August 31, 2015 – Timber Block USA, a designer, fabricator, and innovator in panelized home construction, is announcing a new release of dealership opportunities in select markets across the United States. Orders are approaching existing capacity and a strategic decision has been made to expand through select dealer/partnerships.

Timber Block formally entered the United States a few years ago when it opened its first corporate model home. In a little over two years, the U.S. operation has exceeded all of its goals. Specifically, sales performance over the last twelve months has demanded expansion.

Timber Block’s USA President, Craig Johnson says, “Residential construction growth is only part of the reason Timber Block continues to grow. Timber Block was fortunate enough to grow even during the residential housing collapse. However, just as we were able to grow during tough times our growth has continued, just on a much higher curve than in earlier years. Our people and our ability to generate quality leads, develop them, and then deliver on our promise, are the key drivers of our success.”

Timber Block will provide a protected sales territory, dealer training, lead generation and help with local marketing initiatives. In addition, Timber Block is committed to their dealer’s success, therefore every dealer/partner enjoys continuous support from the corporate office, in marketing, training, sales, and operations.

Timber Block continues to enjoy an enormous advantage in the home buildering industry, particularly in the wood, contemporary wood, and log home environment. Due to constantly evolving building codes related to increased energy efficiency, many log home companies are struggling to meet the insulation values required of them. Smart, educated consumers are discovering that Timber Block almost doubles existing code requirements even in their most basic homes. Timber Block homes have R-30 walls & R-40 roof insulation, which is standard in every home. In early 2015, an R-36 wall insulation option was launched to satisfy the demand for an even more robust insulation and structural option.

Timber Block USA President Craig Johnson says, “The new release of dealerships clearly indicates Timber Block’s desire to pivot toward an increased mix of local representation. One of the keys to our continued success is locating and engaging the right partners in the right markets. We believe that hiring exceptional people, local representation for our brand, delivering on our promise, and the kind recommendations of our thrilled homeowners will ensure we continue our incredible growth.

General Contractors:

Being a General Contractor is not a requirement for earning the award of a dealership Timber Block is always excited to add great builder partners who share our customer service expectations and values to our team. We currently have multiple sold projects to match up to the right GCs in multiple US locations. Builders who would like to contract new custom home projects should call right away!”

Contact: Craig Johnson – President – 866-929-5647

cjohnson@timberblock.comwww.timberblock.com

About Timber Block: With over 30 years of residential construction experience, Timber Block’s team of professionals offer a product unmatched in panelized residential construction. Timber Block provides home owners with state-of-the-art, environmentally responsible technology while using modern building methods featuring a patented panelized building system. Working with stock or custom plans, the team at Timber Block collaborates with its customers, (builders, developers & home owners) maximizing the vision and investment. Timber Block converts dreams into reality through a network of local builders across North America. Timber Block is a proud member of the National Association of Home Builders, Buildings Systems Council and US Green Building Council


A Santa Certified Log Cabin by Timber Block

TORONTO, ONTARIO – November 24, 2014 – Timber Block Engineered Homes is the only Santa certified cabin he trusts to keep his elves and the children of Toronto warm this Christmas season.Santa will settle into his new Timber Block Insulated Log Cabin at the Toronto Eaton Centre starting November 28, 2014. Parents are invited to bring their children to visit him during the holiday season.

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Quebec home manufacturer’s revolutionary technology results in rapid expansion into global market

MONTREAL, QUEBEC – February 13, 2012 – Timber Block R-30 Ecological Homes proved its patented and revolutionary product is the way of the future in the home building industry. In just 8 years, Timber Block went from an idea in Mascouche, Quebec, to an impressive number of dealerships throughout the rest of Quebec, Ontario, Western Canada, and now, all over the United States and beyond.Just 18 month ago, Timber Block expanded into the U.S. market. In that time, several dealerships have opened up coast to coast in the United States. Already in 2012, plans for new sales models have been confirmed for several areas, including North Carolina and Colorado.

Timber Block’s technology caught the eye of not only single family home owners, but international builders and developers, when they realized a home could be built with the beauty and feel of wood, but without any of the hassle typically associated with building with wood.

Timber Block President Mike Mathon says the success of the company came from the ability to deliver what the consumer asks for. “Building a home is a big decision for people, and so they certainly want it to be done right. They want the construction process to be completed quickly and efficiently, while never sacrificing the quality of their home.” Due to Timber Block’s efficient system building, the walls of a Timber Block home are assembled in hours, the home will be weather tight in days, and the home owner will be able to move in 60 days faster than other custom built homes.

Timber Block also realizes the importance of energy efficiency, and with its patented insulation procedure, every Timber Block home includes R-3o insulation in the walls – this greatly reduces the amount of the homeowner’s energy bill each month. Further, building with wood can be a concern, because wood will settle and check (crack). Timber Block’s wood is dried to an 8% moisture content, (furniture grade) eliminating the risk of settling and checking.

Further, people want to build their home the way they want to. “Almost 90% of our customers will customize their home. We are able to offer stock models, partial custom, and full custom – the home can be built from their dreams and ideas,” says Mathon.

Timber Block is a family-owned Quebec company and is a patented and proprietary product.

Timber Block’s newest model, the Sonoma will be featured at the Cottage and Country Homes Show at the Olympic Stadium, in Montreal, Quebec, February 16-19.


2008 WINNER – Environment and Sustainable Development Awards

This award is presented to companies that have developed new technological solutions in the realm of “green” practices that have been adopted or recognized for sustainable development on energy conservation, waste reduction or other gain in environmental terms.”The use of fewer trees to make our homes, or about thirty trees less per home, and the recycling of our wood is close to our heart. Building a sustainable product was a second motivation. Finally, the creation of a product as the revolutionary R-30 insulated Timber Block, met our criteria for a positive legacy for generations to come. “We really are doing our part to conserve our forests and environment now and for future generations.”

– Michel Mathon, President, Timber Block


Timber Block R-30 Ecological Homes to build brand new contemporary model home inside Montreal home show

MONTREAL, QUEBEC – JANUARY 31, 2012 – Timber Block R-30 Ecological Homes will unveil its newest model – the Sonoma – in its Contemporary Series at 2 upcoming home shows in Montreal, Quebec this February. The model home will be built and completely finished – interior and exterior – inside the Olympic StadiumThe over 2200 square foot home will be one of the main attractions at both the City and Suburb Home Show February 2-5, and again at the Cottage and Country Homes Show February 16-19, also at the Olympic Stadium.

The Sonoma is one level, with almost 15 foot high ceilings in the living areas. It includes 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, open living space and outdoor living space. The model will be completely built, with a finished and furnished interior and fully landscaped inside the Stadium.

This latest model was designed by Timber Block President Michel Mathon. He says it was designed with the Contemporary homeowner in mind. “After designing homes for over 25 years, the Sonoma is the result of knowing exactly what the contemporary customer wants. It is one level, with high ceilings. The third bedroom is located near the front lobby so it can easily be turned into an office, and the bedrooms are all located on the same side, creating a more ‘quiet’ area.” It also features the latest in modern design, with 240 square feet of outdoor living space, accessible from 3 different rooms.

To see the Sonoma inside a home show will be a treat for show-goers. There will be direct access from both sides of the home. “The people attending these shows will be fortunate, as the main show path will take them directly through the front entrance, with full access in all rooms and out the rear door,” says Mathon.

Visitors will be able to walk through the Sonoma first at the City and Suburb Home Show, February 2-5 at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Quebec. It will remain at the Olympic Stadium for the next show, February 16-19 at the Cottage and Country Homes Show.

While the Sonoma is the newest addition to Timber Block’s collection, it includes everything that makes Timber Block one of the most trusted home Manufacturers.

Timber Block has more than 30 years of construction history. Its parent company was established in Quebec as a family business in 1977. Since its inception, Timber Block has been praised and awarded for its revolutionary technology, and has been decorated with the Diamond Award for Initial Quality and After Sales Service. A Timber Block Signature Home allows the customer to live in the most beautiful of homes, but with R-30 insulation, combined with a tight thermal envelope and capabilities to reach almost net zero, a Timber Block home is highly energy efficient,  allowing the homeowner to enjoy substantial energy savings in their energy bills. Timber Block homeowners also are in their new home much sooner, allowing the homeowner to save money on less construction time, plus enjoy their home up to 60 days sooner than many other custom built homes.

Timber Block offers several stock plans, as well as semi and full custom, and is a proprietary and patented product.

Due to Timber Block’s rapid growth, in just a few years, Timber Block has expanded to Western Canada, Ontario, all throughout the United States, as well as Europe.


TIMBER BLOCK RECEIVES ENERGY STAR CERTIFICATION IN ALBERTA

EDMONTON, ALBERTA – February 16, 2011 – When it comes to building an energy efficient home, Timber Block knows exactly what it takes to build green, and recently, they proved it.Just last month, Timber Block of Edmonton (Alberta) was awarded with the prestigious title of being called ENERGY STAR® certified. This certification is part of a Federal Government initiative to promote energy efficiency guidelines that enables new homes to be built about 25 per cent more energy efficient than those built to minimum provincial building codes. After an evaluation is done with a licensed energy advisor, the home being tested must be rated with an Energuide level of 80 or higher. The Timber Block Aspen model easily exceeded the Energuide level of 80.

Paul Sirois with Timber Block of Edmonton says this is certainly exceptional. “We’re extremely proud, considering less than 5 per cent of new homes built in Alberta receive an Energuide rating of 80 or higher.” Sirois says not only does this show energy efficiency in the Timber Block home, but it also means even more money going back into the pocket of the homeowner. In Alberta, the provincial government hands out energy efficient grants. “Due to the Timber Block home exceeding the Energuide rating, the homeowner will be given a rebate of up to $3,500.” While this sounds great, there actually could be more “green” going back to the homeowner. “With the addition of energy efficient add-ons, such as solar panels, geo-thermal heating or triple pane windows, we could end up closer to a net zero home, or Energuide rating of closer to 100. This means the homeowner could be entitled to up to a $10,000 rebate.” Sirois says this is certainly possible to achieve with a Timber Block home, as this is unlike anything else out there in their product category. “Less than one per cent of new homes built in Alberta achieve 86 or higher. Ours can get there.”

Sirois says this is what makes a Timber Block home simply a great home. “When it comes to Energy Efficiency, it is hard to beat our R-30 walls and superior Thermal Envelope.”

What makes this even more promising for consumers is the fact they can have their dream log home, without the worry of meeting the mandate of R-19 insulation or higher which many states have adopted as new building codes for all homes. All standard Timber Block homes have R-30 insulation – which is close to 400 per cent more insulation than most log construction.

Eric Forest had his custom, 2600 square foot home built in the summer of 2007. It’s a custom design based on Timber Block’s Denver model. It’s located in St-Jean de Matha, Quebec, just north of Montreal. As far as being energy efficient, Forest is seeing his entire energy bill average, less than $70 per month. Forest says, even in a snowy, cold Quebec winter, there are many times where he isn’t even turning on the heat. “I have just a small wood burning furnace, and if I’m burning wood, it heats up the entire house in no time – there’s no need for me to turn on the heat.”

Forest is very happy with his Timber Block home, and agrees it just feels “cozy” overall.

Timber Block prides itself on many attributes that make it unique – especially its patented system which produces its R-30 insulated logs. Premium grade Eastern Pine is combined with a high-density polyurethane insulation which bonds the wood under extreme high pressure. The logs are then stained, stacked with 6,000 pounds of pressure and thru-bolted creating panels. These panels of stacked logs arrive at the home site ready for a quick installation. The wall erection of Timber Block homes take hours – not weeks or months when compared to a traditional log home.

*The ENERGY STAR mark is administered and promoted in Canada by Natural Resources Canada. Used with permission.


Timber Block Insulated Log Homes Exceeds the Building Codes in Pennsylvania

TROUT RUN, PENNSYLVANIA – July 19, 2011 Changes to the building codes relating to insulation may have caused difficulty for traditional log home manufacturers to meet the codes, but Timber Block’s insulated log home far exceeds the requirement for insulation in walls.
2009 building Codes relating to insulation in Pennsylvania increased to R19 in walls, which was not a concern for companies like Timber Block, but did ultimately become an issue for traditional log home manufacturers that were not meeting the new building code requirements.

Ray Venema, President of the Pennsylvania Builders Association, and a Timber Block Dealer, states, “Although the Pennsylvania legislature ultimately amended the building codes for traditional log homes, I am proud to be a part of a company with higher than average standards. Timber Block far exceeds the standard requirements for insulation.”

Venema says energy efficiency is one of the most important factors when building a new home. He states, “Timber Block invested in the research and technology to make sure they exceeded building codes, while also providing homeowners with a beautiful home that is environmentally friendly, green and highly energy efficient.” He says this is what makes Timber Block a leader in the home building industry, “The Timber Block product also lowers the footprint of new home construction by using lighter weight materials, which turns into less carbon consumed in the production of the Timber Block wall system, and also preserves natural resources.”

“Even though, the legislature has forgiven the insulation requirements for the standard log home, Timber Block will not relax its standards and its investment in the future,” explains Venema.

About Ray Venema:

Venema has been president of the Pennsylvania Home Builders Association since the beginning of 2011, and was an officer for the association for the past 3 years. He is a former “traditional” log home dealer and now a Timber Block dealer since early 2011. He is also a Certified Green Builder (CGB).

About Timber Block:

Timber Block’s team of professionals offer a product unmatched in residential or commercial log and timber construction, which provides clients with state of the art , environmentally responsible technology combined with cost-effective building methods. Delivering stock or custom products, the team at Timber Block works within partnerships, maximizing the aesthetic and investment, to realize the dream of each unique project. Timber Block provides custom or stock insulated log homes utilizing a revolutionary R-30 insulated log, which is a proprietary and patented product.

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Timber Block: The Revolutionary R30 Ecological and Insulated Log Home Responds to Overwhelming Demand in Four States

Due to a growing number of requests, Timber Block, the Revolutionary R30 Ecological Home is addressing consumer’s needs and is heading to Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina and Texas this August. Joe Richardelli, part of Timber Block’s Management Team says home buyers that are contacting Timber Block love the look of Timber Block Signature homes and are asking to learn more. “Customers come to us initially because they have told us our homes are some of the most gorgeous homes being built today – and they love the look of them. But what they are also pleased to find out, is about the Timber Block system, and how we can build a beautiful home, and at the same time, that home is incredibly energy efficient, solid, pure quality, and easy to build.”

Grand Opening of 1.4 M, 6000 SF Lodge at The Coves, NC Set: Timber Block Insulated Log Homes Proud to be a Part

The Coves at Round Mountain, NC and Timber Block – the Revolutionary R-30 Insulated Log Home – are pleased to announce the official grand opening of the Pisgah Mountain Lodge on August 13, 2011.The grand opening of the 6000 square foot, 1.4 million dollar structure marks the start of the partnership with The Coves and Timber Block– two companies that have spent the few years striving for excellence. Having two companies of this magnitude working together doubles the strength to deliver a product that is undeniable in the state of North Carolina. The Coves at Round Mountain has had nothing but success over the last few years, and Tim Ritch, Managing Partner at The Coves says their key to that has been to do what other communities have not – continue the funding and execution of the development plan. “The continued investment into our community allows us to gain market share in terms of the number clients who find The Coves. We are also able to provide the level of comfort for existing site owners to build their homes and relocate to The Coves. We have become an active, vibrant community.”

The selection of Timber Block for the Lodge was an easy decision for The Coves. “Timber Block’s design team did a fantastic job of designing the lodge for our community. The interpretation of our environment and community, was reflected in the log home inspired design and our Pisgah Mountain Lodge will become one of the focal points of our community,” says Ritch. “Combine great design with all the added benefits that Timber Block provides through energy efficiency, ease of build and overall quality, the decision was easy to make.”

While the grand opening is happening on August 13, attendees will also get a first hand look at the exclusive Cabin Collection created in cooperation with The Coves. Timber Block staff will be on hand to present the offering as well as show guests first hand the many custom options available in design or materials.

“Timber Block is honored to work closely with the team at The Coves at Round Mountain,” says Craig Johnson, President of Timber Block USA. “We share similar philosophies and both of our businesses have continued to grow these past few years, which in today’s market is not an easy task. We are proud to be a permanent part of The Coves and look forward to building many homes in the community for years to come.”

The celebration of the grand opening of the Pisgah Mountain Lodge begins at 10 am Saturday, August 13. Experts from The Coves will provide group and private tours of The Coves, and Timber Block staff will also be on hand to conduct informative seminars, and answer all questions.

About the Coves:

The Coves at Round Mountain offers a broad array of amenities in the North Carolina Mountains. They have over 20 miles of improved hiking, biking and horseback riding trails. There are 2 community parks with the riverside pavilion and the waterfall park, along with a community demonstration vineyard. The community garden is currently in use by multiple residents growing seasonal fruits and vegetables. It includes an equestrian center and offers on-site boarding for residents with horses. The Coves Country Golf Course is an enjoyable mountain course, which is open year round. The Community Lodge will soon be open, which includes a fitness facility and pool. With 5 miles of frontage on the Johns River, residents enjoy fly fishing, tubing, kayaking and canoeing.

About Timber Block:

Timber Block’s team of professionals offer a product unmatched in residential or commercial log home and timber construction, which provides clients with state of the art, environmentally responsible technology combined with cost-effective building methods. Delivering stock or custom products, the team at Timber Block works within partnerships, maximizing the aesthetic and investment, to realize the dream of each unique project. Timber Block provides custom or stock insulated log homes and wooden homes utilizing a revolutionary R-30 insulated log, which is a proprietary and patented product.

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Timber Block: The Revolutionary R30 Ecological Home Takes Its Energy Efficient Home to Denver, Colorado, USA

Denver, Colorado, USA is the next stop for members of Timber Block’s Management team, as part of their ongoing series of informational seminars. These seminars are designed to help homeowners learn how they can have the beautiful home they’ve always dreamed about, but with less hassle, and more savings.

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