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Whether you're interested in a small beach house or a sprawling year-round home, Topsider Homes' Post & Beam Building System
can provide the perfect leisure living house plan.
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Topsider's unique Post & Beam construction has no load-bearing walls so the design possibilities are limited only by your imagination. Choose from over 300 online house plan concepts.
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Topsider Homes' prefabricated Post & Beam building system is also ideal for any home addition project. We offer online plans for ideas, but ultimately whether a simple room addition, home office, master bedroom addition or an open family room, each home addition from Topsider is custom designed.

Post & Beam and Timber Frame Homes

Topsider Custom Designed Post & Beam and
Timber Frame Homes for Strength and Durability

Some of the oldest and strongest timber-frame buildings still standing are Post and Beam
Ancient Post & Beam structures
are some of the oldest timber frame buildings still in existence.

Each Topsider Home is built using large laminated beams 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 and beam barns. And, it is the same basic building technology thought to be the very first wood construction method.

Topsider Homes' Post & Beam Building System utilizes no interior or exterior load-bearing walls, as large post and beam timber frames 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 flexibility in custom design without sacrificing structural integrity.

Beautiful New England Post & Beam home blends contemporary and traditional timber frame styles seamlessly.  
This beautiful New England Post & Beam home blends contemporary and traditional timber frame styles seamlessly.

Massive timbers provide traditional charm to the grand foyer seen during construction.
A post and beam grand foyer under construction

Structural integrity is a natural characteristic of post and beam and timber frame 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 and beam technology with any foundation type makes its homes adaptable to any terrain, climate or need, from snow-capped mountaintops to remote tropical beaches.

Traditional craftsman-style post and beam residential home design
Topsider's unique post and beam building technology allows a wide range of design possibilities like this craftsman style residential design. Each home is custom designed to meet client needs and requirements – whether traditional or contemporary in appearance. View photos of this home.

Topsider's Easy-To-Assemble Custom Designed Timber Frame House Plans – Ideal for Traditional and Contemporary Post & Beam Home Living

Large roof timber frame trusses are pre-assembled by skilled craftsmen
Large precision-engineered timber frame roof trusses are pre-assembled in Topsider Homes' North Carolina factory by skilled craftsmen and then "knocked down" for shipment.

  Shipping post and beam timber frame components world-wide
Timber frame posts, beams and trusses together with roof, floor and wall panels are loaded on trucks for shipment.

Topsider's post and beam homes are pre-engineered and prefabricated at our modern factory complex in Clemmons, NC. They are then shipped in panel and component form on flat- bed trucks within the continental United States and Canada – and in containers for export overseas.

Each custom designed timber frame structure is pre-assembled in jigs with connectors pre-drilled and pre-fitted and then knocked down for shipment – assuring a perfect fit.

Timber frame roof trusses assembled at home building site
Timber frame trusses are easily and quickly assembled at the job site and support the roof.
  Steel columns and heavy timber "knee braces" add support for heavy snow and wind-loads.
Steel columns and heavy timber "knee braces" add support for heavy snow and wind-loads.

Equally important is the ease with which Topsider Homes' homes are assembled and completed on-site. Traditional post and beam mortised and tenoned joints and joinery have been replaced by engineered steel couplings that bolt the timber frame posts, trusses, sill-beam and braces together in erector set fashion. Then the floor, wall and roof panel components are easily affixed to complete a weather tight shell – typically in just days.

This allows builders the flexibility to complete client-designed custom interiors during times when construction might otherwise be interrupted by weather. And Topsider Homes' interiors are also easily and simply built utilizing construction techniques familiar to any builder. Topsiders' building system is a blend of old and new construction technologies using high quality, precision engineered building components prefabricated to make them fast and cost-efficient to build.

All Topsider Homes are pre-assembled in jigs with reinforced joinery
The structural steel and timber frame of Topsider's pedestal homes is pre-assembled in jigs with joinery reinforced by steel plates and collars. This assures a perfect fit in the field.
Post and beam house assembles easily on building site
The post and beam structure of this pedestal house assembles quickly and easily on site.
  Attaching floor, roof and wall panels to timber frame structure
Floor, roof and wall panels are easily placed and attached to the structural timber frame.
  The completed post and beam pedestal house will withstand hurricanes and earthquakes.
The completed post and beam pedestal house will withstand hurricanes and earthquakes.

A Home Builder's Expert View on Topsider Homes

Expert Builder of Topsider Post & Beam Homes in Florida

"As a veteran building contractor in the Florida Keys I can fully recommend the total process of the Topsider Post & Beam and Panelized Building System. The home components were delivered on time, were of the highest quality and everything from posts to panels fit perfectly. We delivered a great house and gained a happy customer. I look forward to our next Topsider project."

— Hector Cisneros - Home Builder

Florida Keys post and beam hurricane home under construction
This Florida Keys
home shown during construction is a great example of Topsider's post and beam timber frame home building system. This highly engineered elevated stilt home was designed to withstand hurricane winds in excess of 180 mph.
Completed Post and Beam Home in the Florida Keys
The completed Keys post and beam home provides its owners with panoramic views, open living spaces, plus safety and security against hurricanes and tropical storms. Topsider has been making timber frame homes since 1968.
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