This category includes a broad range of blog posts all pertaining to post and beam building or the post and beam design process. Architectural inspirations, design ideas, tips for building new post and beam homes and additions and more!

YBH Explores Passive House Design

What is Passive Building? Passive building is a set of design principles used to attain a rigorous and measurable level of energy efficiency within a specific structure. “Optimizing your gains and losses based on climate”, summarizes the approach of a passive design. According to PHIUS (Passive House Institute, United States), a passive building is designed…

6 Design Favorites at YBH

Farmhouse Flavor  It may be waning elsewhere, but at YBH the Farmhouse style remains highly popular.  Much like the barn house, a YBH farmhouse is more about a lifestyle than a singular look or feature. However, a large front porch remains a must have for clients building in the farmhouse style. Mountain Lodge Style  Because…