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 Energy House Design

What is Passive Energy House Design? 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 energy house design. According to PHIUS (Passive House Institute, United States), a…

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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…

Panelized Homes: Your Questions Answered

1. What is panelized construction? In the high-tech approach known as panelized home construction, pre-engineered wall and roof sections are produced in factory-controlled conditions, then shipped complete to the building site for final construction. Yankee Barn Homes also includes windows factory-installed in the wall panels (exception, some specialty windows) as well as the TJI’s or…