High Country Timberframe is ready to turn your imagination into reality
Heavy Timber Construction Specialists
Welcome to High Country Timberframe & Gallery Woodworking. We are a full service timber frame company which has been providing custom timber frame design, engineering, fabrication and complete raising/installation services nationwide since 1997.
We are skilled timber framers, carpenters and woodworkers. We hand-cut elegant timber trusses and frames.
If you don't have a builder of choice we are also a licensed general contractor and can take your project from design to completion.>
We serve builders, architects, developers and homeowners with timber frame requests and are available for plan review and consultation.
We are small enough to offer personalized service for your individual home or commercial timber frame project. Yet, we are large enough to design, fabricate, and install the most complex timber system or frame.
Please feel free to browse our site and explore all the various aspects of our business and the types of services we can provide for you, with all the reasons why you should choose us for all your timber frame needs.
Traditional Japanese Post and Beam Construction
Timber Frame Homes, Arboretums & More
Design & Construction
Japanese Post & Beam allows for a great amount of design possibilities and also provides for incredible interior spaces below the structural framing. These interior accents include items such as beautifully crafted doors, shoji screens, benches and furniture.
In addition to our residential projects, commercial projects include The Dawes Arboretum & Japanese Garden, Newark, Ohio and The New York Botanical Gardens, Bronx, NY.
High Performance Home Builder
Design/Build or bring your plans
Energy Efficient, Lessened Environmental Impact, Exceptional Structural Integrity, Faster Construction.
We are also a licensed, fully insured general contractor focusing on energy efficient, high performance homes. Offering "turn-key" construction services, we offer complete design/build services or bring your own plans.
While primarily serving the North Carolina High Country, Banner Elk, Blowing Rock, Boone and surrounding counties including northeast TN, we are licensed in NC, SC, and VA and will consider projects in other areas.
If you don't have a chosen general contractor discover all the reasons why you should consider us for your high-performance home building needs.
NC Energy Star 3 & WNCGBC Certifications
Home First in region to receive both rewards
How Did We Build It?
"VandeMusser Design, PLLC has tested well over a thousand green homes for various certifications over the years and the home we just tested for High Country Timberframe falls into the upper echelon of high-performance houses. With a HERS index of 52 (48% better than code), the house they built for the Greene family in Boone, NC is projected to use approximately 50% of the energy of an equivalent code-built house.
"This was done through thorough air-sealing by the builder during construction, the use of cutting-edge materials such as structural insulated panels (SIP's) and insulated concrete forms (ICF's), and the use of ultra high-efficiency HVAC and water heating equipment. What resulted was a beautiful, high-performance house that tested better than 95% of the green houses we normally certify.
The builder was an active participant in the green certification process, asked good questions, and most importantly, listened to the advice we offered to make the house as efficient as possible within the constraints of the construction budget.
I would not hesitate to recommend High Country Timberframe to anyone looking for an extremely high quality builder to build an energy efficient house for them. I look forward to inspecting and certifying many more projects from them!"
Our Work Has Been Featured In Various Publicatons
We are honored to have had our work featured in various publications including High Country Magazine, Carolina Architecture & Design, Timber Homes Illustrated, Woodshop News, and Custom Furniture Source Book.
Other Services & Info
In addition to our timber frame and general contractor services, we are skilled woodworkers. We work personally with clients to achieve their dreams of designing and building one-of-a-kind heirloom-quality furniture and individual home decor items. We expand on their thoughts and vision or we design and create unique concepts from our own ideas and experience.
We are proud to be members of The Timber Framers Guild, The GreenBuilt Alliance, North American Japanese Garden Association, NAHB, and SIPA. We are NC Energy Star, HERS and BPI Certified.