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On-Site Process

ON-SITE PROCESS:

The key to a long lasting home is a good foundation. From the working drawings, the footings and foundation can be poured properly. The General Contractor oversees this operation.

deck

The Deck

Typically, a conventionally framed deck (building material of choice; i.e. dimensional lumber, engineered lumber, steel) is used as the first floor and as the base for your timber frame structure. Solid blocking under post locations and foundation anchors are used to tie the frame in. The General Contractor is responsible for building this.

frame

The Frame

From milled timbers, our skilled craftsmen hand cut extremely precise members for your timber frame structure. Each piece is cut using computer generated shop drawings to ensure accuracy.

assembly

The Assembly

The timber frame erection process is one of the most awe-inspiring construction methods commonly used today. Our timber framing crews transform the pre-cut timber frame members into artful structures built to last generations. Simply put, the frame itself is a magnificent site. We proudly utilize the true post and beam mortise & tenon and peg hand-cut joinery method.

enclosure

The Enclosure

There are various methods for enclosing a timber frame, but none are as cost effective and energy efficient as using Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs). When you pair the timeless beauty of timber framing with SIP construction, you get a green and sustainable building by using products that are renewable, provide long-term energy efficiency and will maintain structural integrity far longer than a typical stick frame building. By their nature, timber frames are green, and when insulated with SIPs you create a high R-value and reduce air infiltration heat loss which is extremely important to sustainability. The continuous line of insulation provided by SIPs creates a tight and very energy efficient building.

exterior

The Exterior

Your local builder will install your selection of siding, roofing, windows and doors. This process is simple when SIPs are used.

interior

The Interior

This is where your structure becomes your home, studio, camp, office, community area, or barn. With your open floor plan, lots of natural light, and the beauty and warmth of the exposed wood, you will feel completely content and comfortable in your new surroundings.