Timber frame houses are built to last, and their durability surpasses conventional stick frames by leaps and bounds. The Ise temple of Japan is over 1300 years old; the oldest existing timber frame structure in the world. There are many 500+ year old timber frame barns, homes and other buildings scattered are the world, especially in Europe.
If you want to build a home that will last 100, 200, 300 years; timber frame is the answer.
Build a Home That Will Last for Generations
Despite being lightweight, timber is extremely strong and durable. There’s a reason why timber frame is used in places like Japan for example, with its high frequency of earthquakes. Compared to other methods of construction, such as steel framing, timber offers excellent fire resistance rating.