The standard structural insulated panel (SIP) – as its name suggests – is our most popular panel configuration. Our SIPs are composed of an EPS or NEOPOR foam core sandwiched between two OSB facings and bonded with urethane adhesive. These panels are used as load bearing walls and as roof insulation and sheathing. Our SIPs can be used to completely enclose a home or building and can partition individual rooms if desired. When used as a wall and roof shell package for your timber frame, you get a continuous blanket of insulation completely around the structure, making for an air tight and super energy efficient building with minimal thermal bridging.
We make extremely versatile SIPs that can be precut in our shop to fit most any design. In fact, sheetrock, wood boards, siding, and other construction materials can be applied directly to the facings with appropriate underlayments to result in a fast, efficient, and superior finished wall. The SIPs also support all of the window and door units for the structure without the need for large headers and extra stick framing, making for a highly energy efficient assembly. Please visit our sister site, FoamLaminates.com for more information.
Why Work With Us?
Vermont Frames specializes in producing traditional and affordable timber frames. The year 2021 marks 45 years of Vermont Frames making dreams become a reality. The friendly, knowledgeable staff at Vermont Frames provides a full range of design/build services. In addition to our experienced, technical team, we work with several architects that offer complete architectural services that can help turn your ideas into working home plans.
Our homes are typically constructed with softwood – primarily eastern white pine and douglas fir, which complement our “big beam” framing style. Our timber connections are handcrafted mortise and tenon joinery with hardwood pegs.
Energy Efficient Building
Structural Insulated Panels form an uninterrupted insulating blanket with an R-value much greater than that of conventional walls with fiberglass insulation. Timber frame buildings can be enclosed in a modern, more cost-effective way with our SIPs.
Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is managed by Jim Giroux who has been with the company for over 30 years and they are overseen by our shop foreman, Andy Kidder, who has crafted timber frames for over 21 years. In addition, many of our experienced framers have over 20 years in the business and have constructed over 1200 frames.
Affordable timber frame homes and structures are attainable with a modest budget. Whether you are looking for a multi bedroom home for a growing family, a single floor retirement home, or the perfect barn for your workshop or studio, we can accommodate you.
STRUCTURAL INSULATED PANELS
Our sister company, Foam Laminates of Vermont, manufactures Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) for enclosing and efficiently insulating your timber frame. Having the frames and panels all in one building allows for easy planning and coordination.
Browse Project Galleries
Browse through examples of various timber frame installations. From Dutch Saltbox Timber Frames to Summer Camps to Commercial Buildings, we have the perfect timber frame solution for your next residential or commercial project.
I would like to compliment both your timber framers and SIP installers for their excellent work. Both crews led by Tom performed very, very well.
Gene S. Hall