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Classic Post & Beam provides the most complete post and beam structural home package on the market, including all you need to construct a completely weather-tight shell. Every post, beam, ceiling joist, roof purlin, and structural insulation panel we deliver is pre-cut and numbered to save hours of on-site engineering and cutting.

Classic Post & Beam Home Kits Include

First Floor System
  • Pressure-treated sill; 2"x10" spruce rim joists, floor joists and headers; metal cross bridging and joist hangers
  • ¾" tongue & groove (T&G) AdvanTech® subfloor
  • 2"x12" basement stair stringers

Porch, Deck, and Balcony Materials
  • Pressure-treated nailer, sill, headers, and floor joists; metal cross bridging and joist hangers
  • 5⁄4"x6" western red cedar decking with sound tight knots
  • 6"x6" pine porch posts
  • Spruce rafters, ties, nailers, headers, and metal hangers
  • 5⁄8" square edge AdvanTech® roof sheathing
  • 1" knotty pine v-groove ceiling boards
  • Materials to enclose porch gables

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Pre-cut Timber Frame System
  • Pre-cut and numbered eastern white pine frame, including: 6"x6" and 6"x8" posts, girts, headers, and principal rafters; 4"x6" straight corner braces
  • Pre-cut and numbered spruce ceiling joists, posts, beams, roof purlins, and blocking or rafters and ties; structural ridge beams
  • Pre-cut, pre-drilled, and numbered spruce timber roof support beam trusses, with visible steel gusset plates and hardware at cathedral ceiling areas
  • Lag screws, carriage bolts, spiral spikes, ring shank nails, and tie plates to secure timber frame system
  • Decorative wood pegs to conceal fasteners

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Structural Insulated Panel System
  • Murus structural insulated panels (SIPs). Panels are fabricated with 3½" of urethane foam, injected between two layers of 7⁄16" OSB (oriented strand board). Each panel is equipped with a built-in wire chase and a tongue and groove edge with a patented cam-lock installation system. Classic pre-cuts each panel for all window and door openings, plus all eave and gable cuts, and then numbers them for easy installation
  • Urethane foam sealant for all panel joints; 8" ring shank nails 8" o.c. to secure panels to timber frame
  • #30 felt paper for weather barrier
  • Vertical wall strapping 16" o.c. for siding

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Double Roof System
  • 1" knotty pine v-groove roof boards
  • 4" urethane rigid roof insulation
  • Urethane foam sealant and aluminum vapor barrier tape for sealing the insulation
  • 2"x3" spruce roof strapping 24" o.c. with fasteners
  • 5⁄8" square edge AdvanTech® roof sheathing
  • Ridge vent and continuous aluminum strip vents
  • Purlin screws: 10" Log Boss
  • Roof strapping spikes: 8" pole barn nails

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Exterior Finish Materials

Note: Cape Cod Finished Wood Siding products have a 15-year Factory Finish Warranty.

  • Cape Cod finished 1"x6" rabbetted bevel siding
  • Cape Cod finished 5⁄4"x3½" window and door trim
  • Cape Cod finished 5⁄4"x5½" corner trim
  • Cape Cod finished 5⁄4"x7" overhead door trim and exterior toe kick
  • Cape Cod finished 5⁄4"x5½" eave and rake frieze boards
  • Cape Cod finished 5⁄4"x7" and 5⁄4"x3½" boards for fascia
  • Cape Cod finished 1"x6" V-joint boards for soffits
  • Cape Cod finished 5⁄4"x9" porch and deck header trim
  • Cape Cod color matched stainless steel siding nails and trim nails
  • Self-adhered wall flashing for door and window openings and all corners
  • Decorative entrance trim

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Interior Partitions, Stairs, and Flooring
  • Spruce studs, plates, shoes,headers, and beam blocking for all interior partitions
  • 2"x12" second floor stair stringers
  • 2"x6" v-groove second floor decking
  • 1" knotty pine v-groove ceiling boards where required

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Windows and Doors
  • JELD-WEN® interior doors, pre-hung, six panel, pine with Yale® locksets with standard and custom finishes. Closet door hardware includes: sliding, bi-fold, pre-hung hinged and/or pocket
  • Therma-Tru™ Classic-Craft® fiberglass exterior doors, insulated and pre-hung with Yale® locksets with standard and custom finishes
  • Andersen® Frenchwood® gliding and hinged patio doors, complete with screen, lockset, grilles, and extension jambs when required.Colors: White, Terratone®, Sandtone, and Forest Green
  • Andersen® Tilt-Wash double hung and casement windows are 400 Series High-Performance™ Low-E4™ glass with screen, sash lock hardware, and grilles. Casement and awning windows are supplied with hand cranks where applicable. All windows are supplied with extension jambs. Colors: White, Terratone®, Sandtone, and Forest Green
  • Andersen® specialty windows
  • Velux® roof windows and skylights with hardware

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Garage
  • Pressure-treated sills
  • Exterior wall framing material, 2"x6" 16" o.c. including nailers, plates, headers, and shoes
  • ½" square edge AdvanTech® wall sheathing
  • #30 felt paper for weather barrier
  • Exterior vertical wall strapping 16" o.c.

Note: Cape Cod Finished Wood Siding products have a 15-year Factory Finish Warranty.

  • Cape Cod finished 1"x6" rabbetted bevel siding
  • Cape Cod finished 5⁄4"x3½" window and door trim
  • Cape Cod finished 5⁄4"x5½" corner trim
  • Cape Cod finished 5⁄4"x7" overhead door trim and exterior toe kick
  • Cape Cod finished 5⁄4"x5½" eave and rake frieze boards
  • Cape Cod finished 5⁄4"x7" and 5⁄4"x3½" boards for fascia
  • Cape Cod finished 1"x6" V-joint boards for soffits
  • Cape Cod finished 5⁄4"x9" porch and deck header trim
  • Cape Cod color matched stainless steel siding nails and trim nails
  • Ceiling joists with hangers and metal cross bridging as required
  • ¾" T&G AdvanTech® subfloor
  • Second floor interior partition framing
  • 2"x12" stair stringers
  • Roof rafters and ties with hardware
  • Pre-built truss rafters with hardware
  • 5⁄8" square edge AdvanTech® roof sheathing
  • Ridge vent
  • Continuous strip vents for soffits
  • JELD-WEN® interior doors, pre-hung, six panel pine with Yale® locksets with standard and custom finishes.
    Closet door hardware includes: sliding, bi-fold, pre-hung hinged and/or pocket
  • Therma-Tru™ Classic-Craft® fiberglass exterior doors,insulated and pre-hung with Yale® locksets with standard and custom finishes
  • Andersen® Frenchwood® gliding and hinged patio doors, complete with screen, lockset, grilles, and extension jambs when required.Colors: White, Terratone®, Sandtone, and Forest Green
  • Andersen® Tilt-Wash double hung and casement windows are 400 Series High-Performance™ Low-E4™ glass with screens, sash lock hardware, and grilles. Casement and awning windows are supplied with hand cranks where applicable. All windows are supplied with extension jambs.Colors: White, Terratone®, Sandtone, and Forest Green
  • Andersen® specialty windows
  • Velux® roof windows and skylights with hardware
  • Overhead garage door transom
  • Cupolas

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Optional Materials
  • Trex™ decking, a synthetic wood fiber composite, for porches, decks, and balconies
  • Additional exterior trim: Cape Cod 5⁄4"x7" water table boards
  • Edge and center bead pine boards for ceiling, walls, or wainscoting
  • Pine v-groove interior wall boards
  • Handcrafted mortise and tenon truss
  • 4"x8" curved corner braces
  • Optional frame species: Douglas fir or red oak
  • Daylight basement materials, including: 2"x10" framing, ½" square edge AdvanTech® sheathing, Cape Cod siding & trim, #30 felt paper for weather barrier, windows, and doors
  • Additional urethane rigid roof insulation
  • Decorative exterior roof and porch trim: trusses, rafters, brackets, and pre-cut curved braces
  • Strip vent optional colors: White or brown

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Materials NOT included with Classic Home Package
  • Excavation and site work
  • Contracted labor
  • Foundation, fireplace, chimney, and all other masonry materials
  • Lally columns, anchor bolts, and sill sealer
  • Steel girders and lintels
  • Construction adhesives and caulking
  • Deck and porch support posts to grade
  • Exterior stairs
  • All drywall materials
  • Finish floor underlayment materials (per finish floor manufacturer recommendation)
  • Finish flooring
  • Interior and exterior handrails
  • Interior trim
  • Interior stair treads and risers
  • All plumbing fixtures and rough-in materials
  • All electrical fixtures and rough-in materials
  • Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems
  • Kitchen cabinets, bath vanities, and countertops
  • Kitchen appliances
  • Paints, stains, preservatives, and urethane finishes
  • Flashing material for windows, doors, decks, and roof
  • Common and finish nails
  • Temporary bracing materials and staging lumber
  • Roof felt paper, drip edge, shingles
  • Ice and water shield for roof
  • Garage doors
  • Interior trim for circle top, elliptical, and arch top windows
  • Pre-built truss rafter bracing: temporary & permanent
  • Screening material for screened porches

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Design & Engineering Fees

We offer a number of service options for designing and engineering your home - from slight modification of a standard Classic plan to a completely new design of your own. Review our design options to decide what’s right for you.

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