Timber Frame Building Process: from Design to Build
A timber frame home or barn built by Sweet Timber Frames will give you a sense of warmth, space, and tradition that no other building style can offer. This style was the choice among New England's first colonists and has withstood the test of time. Today, our Maine timber frame homes make for structurally unique houses, cottages, studios and barns.
Designing your Timber Frame Home
Timber framing is adaptable to traditional and contemporary styles. We have designs you can choose from or we can help with your design — your ideas and a simple floor plan and dimensions on graph paper are a good start. We can also work with your designer or architect.
Our basic design includes floor plans, elevations and a roof plan. This would be the beginning of your timber frame structure and home. A complete turnkey home would require more detailed plans. This is sometimes best accomplished by an architect.
Determining the Costs of your Timber Frame
Acceptance of the basic design would be the basis for your personal timber frame costs.
Call us for costs associated with design services and construction documentation.
Building the Timber Frame
Once your design is complete and we receive a deposit, it takes approximately 8 to 12 weeks to build just the frame, depending on size and complexity. To erect your frame takes approximately 2 days to 1 week, dependent on the size of the frame, site conditions and weather.
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