NoneIt is not to be confused with a kit house which is delivered in pieces and built by the owner or someone hired by the owner. Unlike post and beam construction, timber frame uses no metal brackets, plates or nails. Instead, timber frame construction uses mortise-and-tenon joinery and is secured by wooden pegs. This type of construction has been used for many hundreds of years. Buildings made in the timber frame style that were made 1000 years ago can still be seen. After the frame is in place, it is enclosed by structural insulated panels (SIPS). The timber frame remains exposed on the interior. “Unlike conventional stick framing, the finish work begins with the frame.â€ NoneNoneNone