Commercial & Institutional Timber Frames
A Few of Our Projects
Every Timber Frame Begins With An Idea
We are a company small enough to offer personal construction service of the highest quality for your commercial timber venture. Yet, we are a highly specialized company large enough to design, fabricate and install the most complex timber system or frame. Contact us. We will be glad to discuss the specifics, offer site selection suggestions and ideas.
Burgundy Center For Wildlife Studies
Capone Springs, WV
Virginian Covered Bridge
Timber Trusses & Roof Systems can be incorporated into any type construction including Stud-Wall, SIPS and our proprietary ShopBuilt Prefabricated Wall Systems.
We have built timber trusses for both residential and commercial projects from Douglas Fir, Western Red Cedar, Port Orford Cedar, Alaskan Yellow Cedar, Oak and Cypress. Dependent upon the scope and structural requirements of the project we may recommend a specific species based upon engineering requirements.
If no special finish is specified, your heavy timber trusses and beams will be delivered "S4S", (smooth surfaces on all timber faces) which is the standard appearance for most timber trusses and beams. You have multiple finishing option including unfinished, hand hewn, planed, distressed, chamfered or rounded edges, and stained or oiled with your choice of color. We provide clients with samples to view prior to deciding how to finish their timbers.
Fabrication & Installation
Shop drawings are a crucial part of what we do. We begin each project with the creation of a detailed set of shop drawings. We take great care with the process. No cuts happen to timbers without full review of the shop drawings and final sign off from the customer . We pre-assemble each piece in the shop during the crafting and fabrication process to ensure a good fit on the jobsite. While some components will arrive to your jobsite assembled, many are too large and will be disassembled and bundled for shipping. They will arrive at you job site where you or your general contractor will perform the installation. All hardware necessary for installation is included. We also offer on-site timber frame assembly and installation services to expedite the raising of your timber frame components.
Every project is unique and scope and lead time is effected by work scope. Generally speaking, most projects carry an 8-10 week lead time from when we receive your contract and deposit payment. Some smaller projects can be done in 6-8 weeks and larger ones can take as long as 12-14 weeks. When you are ready to have us provide a quote contact us for more specific lead times. Sales Contracts are written for each project that describe the scope of work and contract price. The total contract price is generally split into three equal payments.
We can supply Structural T & Groove Decking - 1x, 2x, 3x or 4x in variety of wood species. SIPS (Structural Insulated Panels) and other optional items. We are advocates for using Structural Insulated Panels as an integrated roof frame/insulation solution over our timber trusses.