Mass Timber

Methow Valley Builders Inc. takes advanced wood construction techniques driving the largest wood buildings in the world to create superior residential solutions.  LucasCube building systems and our custom architectural Mass Timber projects utilize selectively logged small diameter softwoods from ecological thinning and fire management projects on both public and private lands. Once un marketable, much of the small diameter and random lengths generated from ecological thinning is now manufactured into Cross Laminated Timber (CLT), Glue Laminated Timber (GLT), and Glue Laminated Beams and Columns (GLB). Our structures combine these components creating a superior residential structure.

Mass Timber Construction positively affects timber communities, worker and occupant health, and the environment. Selective logging unlike clearcutting, diversifies species, trophic levels, boosting net biological productivity  helping to restore mono-crop timber to a more balanced natural fire ecology.  The embodied carbon in the mass timber represents a 50%+ decrease in CO2 production associated with typical construction.

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Building Green

Green Building

Green building is more than just the structural elements, interior coverings, finishes, insulation, and air sealing. It is also Passive solar architectural choices and mechanical systems. Whenever possible we choose chemically inert and no VOC products relying on the simple elegance of wood, stone, metal and glass. With air tight seals we further our superior insulation strategy by isolating the structural elements from the exterior using six inches of non flammable rigid rockwool ( spun basalt ) to clad the exterior of the building.

Fire Resistance

The exterior armor consists of a vented (ember screens ) Rain screen siding assembly clad with cement, stucco, steel, or other non flammable siding to complete our fire resistant exterior cladding system. In  total the building is clad in 6.5 inches of non combustible materials.

  • Mass Timber
  • Traditional post and beam
  • Modern Framing
  • Glass facades
  • Steel
  • Immaculate trim Work
  • Custom Cabinetry
  • Built-In furniture
  • Non toxic finishes
  • Energy Recovery Ventilation Systems
  • Better Insulation
  • Passive Solar Advantage
  • LED lighting systems
  • High efficiency heat pumps for water and air

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