Topsider Custom Designed Post and Beam Homes for strength and durability.
Each Topsider Home is built using large laminated and solid timbers that are bolted together and held in place with massive steel collars and couplings. This construction method or building system is essentially the same approach used in building the incomparably strong and enduring old New England post & beam barns. And, it is the same basic technology thought to be the very first wood construction method.
The weather tight structure is quickly and easily completed with Topsider Homes' unique post and beam building system.
Topsider Homes' post & beam building system utilizes no interior or exterior load-bearing walls, as large post & beam timbers carry the loads that most other types of homes must support with space-inhibiting interior walls. The result is a building system that allows clients the utmost in flexibility of design, including floor-to-ceiling glass walls, detailed finishes and upgrade features, without sacrificing structural integrity.
Ancient post & beam structures are the oldest timber frame buildings still in existence.
Structural integrity is a natural characteristic of post & beam construction and its stability against the forces of nature such as earthquakes, hurricanes and snow loads is extraordinary. Topsider Homes' unique approach of integrating post & beam technology with almost any foundation type makes its home adaptable to nearly any terrain, climate or need. From snow-capped mountaintops to remote tropical beaches.
Floor, roof and wall panels are easily positioned and affixed to structural members.
Topsider's easy-to-assemble timber frame home kits are ideal for rustic, traditional and contemporary post and beam home designs.
Equally important is the ease with which Topsider Homes are assembled and completed. Major structural members bolt together in erector set fashion. Floor, wall and roof panels are easily affixed to these structural members, completing a weather tight shell, typically in just days. That allows builders the flexibility to complete client-designed interiors during times when construction might otherwise be interrupted by weather.
Massive steel couplings bolt together to hold structural beams in place.
Topsider Homes' interiors are easily and simply built utilizing traditional construction techniques familiar to any builder. Topsider Homes' building system is a blend of old and new construction technologies using high quality, precision engineered building components to make it fast and cost-efficient for local contractors.
A Home Building Expert's Views on Topsider Homes
"As licensed general contractors, we can fully recommend the total process of the Topsider Building System. The product was delivered on time consistently; panels, posts, beams, doors and windows were all complete. We delivered a great product and gained a happy customer. Both Diane and I look forward to our next Topsider project."
John and Diane Ritchie - Builders