Environmental Impact

Once again, the addition of extra materials necessary in a post and beam option means that your building is consuming more resources than its load-bearing equivalent. If you plan your frame around reclaimed or sustainably harvested timbers, recycled steel, or other low-impact materials, then there is not necessarily an environmental price tag attached to a post and beam frame.

Every framing system will have its own range of environmental impacts. Less is always more in environmental terms, and recycled is better than virgin.

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