We are a full service timber frame company which has been providing custom timber frame design, engineering, fabrication and complete raising/installation services since 1997. We serve builders, architects, developers and homeowners with timber frame requests and are available for plan review and consultation.
At High Country Timberframe we hand cut every piece in your frame. The craftsman who hand cut the frame are also the ones who perform the installation. There are no better methods to produce tight, clean joinery. Some companies use giant C&C machines to cut their frames, and the results are technically correct. However, would you prefer a factory-produced armoire, or one built by hand by a skilled local craftsman? Which typically is unique and more beautiful?
We are a fully insured, licensed general contractor who can take your project from an idea to total completion (select areas).
High value building options include our proprietary ShopBuilt High Performance Panelized Wall Systems, Structural Insulated Panels, Timber Frame and Insulated Concrete Form Construction.
Our staff carpenters are full-time employees of HCTF. They are trained and knowledgeable in Timber Frame, SIPS, Panelized Wall and Standard Construction. Many have received their HERS Rater, BPI Building Envelope and Envelope Professional Certifications.
We have installed Structural Insulated Panels on numerous residential and commercial projects. On some, we have been both the designer and builder. On others, we have worked as a sub-contractor to the builder. We are experienced in all aspects of Structural Insulated Panel Installation.
Our installation crew are full-time employees of HCTF - not sub-contractors. They are trained and knowledgeable in Timber Frame, SIPS, Panelized Wall and Standard Construction.
A recently completed home, designed and built by High Country Timberframe, has received NC Greenbuilt and NC Energy Star 3 Certifications.
Matthew Vande, of Vandemusser Designs, which provides technical consulting and certification services for green residential construction to builders, architects, developers, and homeowners in Western North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, South Carolina and Georgia. had this to say...
High County Timberframe has been involved in the design and construction of numerous commercial and residential Japanese Post and Beam & Timber Frame Projects. Among these are the The Dawes Arboretum & Japanese Garden, Newark, Ohio and The New York Botantical Gardens, Bronx, NY.
Timber Framers Guild
North American Japanese Garden Association
SIPA (Structural Insulated Panel Association)
Western North Carolina Green Business Council
BPI Certified Professional
Energy Star Certification
Green Built Alliance, Green Built, NC
In addition to our many residential projects our commercial projects include:
The New York Botantical Gardens, Kiku Festival
The Dawes Arboretum & Japanese Garden
The Adler Center for Caring
Sarah P. Duke Gardens on the campus of Duke University
The North Carolina State Dairy Barn Museum
The Covered Bridge at Hardin Valley
West Knoxville, TN
The Covered Bridge at The Virginian Golf Club
The Burgundy Center For Wildlife Studies
Capon Bridge, WV