Currently no, but Timber Age manufactures in accordance with PRG 320 standards. Our panels perform at the requirements of the standard as well. The PRG standard does not certify each panel. It certifies the manufacturing process for each panel lay up, wood species and shop location.
Yes, we began initial testing of our panels in 2021 in collaboration with Fort Lewis College, Department of Engineering. We also engaged our glue manufacturer, Henkle in analysis of glue performance in 2021. We will continue to advance testing and verification in 2022 with the hope of having the 3-lam, ponderosa pine process certified by the end of the year or in early 2023.
Timber Age insulated wall and roof panel systems are shipped to the project ready to receive exterior cladding. The cladding will be specified by the GC and customer to fit the look and feel of the specific building. The panels can accommodate a range of cladding, roofing and siding materials. The wood battens mounted on the panels will hold screening for stucco and provide a screw surface for wood and metal siding products. Timber Age does not provide cost estimates for the exterior siding and roofing.
The panel system price includes the CLT panel, air barrier (ARB), insulation spacers, insulation, weather resistant membrane (WRB), and battens for ventilation and the attachment of siding or roofing. We ship the wall and roof panel systems ready to be sided or roofed with material specified by your project.
In the case of a custom home Timber Age supplies a Manufacturing proposal for the floor, wall and roof panel systems including all penetrations for doors, windows and services. The insulated and non-insulated panel systems are priced by square footage.
If the project calls for pre-installed windows, we will include pricing for the installation and window purchase. We can make recommendations on doors but the cost of each door will be specific to the project.
Timber Age does not provide cost estimates for finishing details associated with plumbing and electrical, light fixtures or fittings. The Timber Age manufacturing proposal is specific to the building envelope; walls, floors and roof. Cost specifics for dirt work/excavation, concrete and foundation work need to be supplied by the customer or the chosen general contractor.
We do not do in-house structural design. For the structures we have designed as "stock" structures those have undergone engineering for Colorado standards. We prefer to work with designers and architects on the conceptual design schematic stages, we then look outside for engineering support
We have shipped to several states in the western US thus far with good results. We have, however, seen shipping costs rise as high as $4.00 a mile due to increased fuel and labor costs. In the end the ultimate answer regarding shipping will be determined by the project budget.
Timber Age prefers to partner with a licensed, reputable general contractor to plan for and execute the installation of our modular panels. We have existing relationships with a small but growing number of general contractors who have experience working with CLT based designs and are happy to provide referrals upon request.
At the moment we offer a single grade. Our milling production rates are not high enough to create a select grade because we mill all of our own lam-stock and do not re-plane commercial 2x4 or 2x6 stock. Ponderosa is more knotty and has more color than species like larch or black spruce. Some of the CLT manufactured in eastern Canada in particular is quite pale. Timber Age is happy to provide a small sample of our CLT to clients who cannot see our materials in person.
We have created heavy timber beams for a few projects but do not produce glu-lam. We prefer to work with Vaagen Timber or Rosboro for Glu-lam stock.
Timber Age is consistently adding to our portfolio of pre-designed and pre-engineered modular structures. We are also ready to work with your architect or designer to create a structure which will work well with our manufacturing constraints. We specialize in the creation of modular panelized building envelopes (floor, wall, roof). Please provide us with a conceptual design for the proposed structure and we can quickly determine how much of the structure we can create.