Sep 24, 2014 — Hugh Lofting Timber Framing built the timber framed portion of this beautiful Western Red Cedar screened in porch designed by Archer & Buchanan Architecture.
HLTF built this tree house several years ago in the beautiful country side of West Marlborough Township, PA. Nestled among the trees, this getaway is great for kids and adults alike!
Enjoy this beautiful day and find a way to make it outside!
Hugh Lofting Timber Framing presents the timber framing of the Lenfest Center at the ChesLen Preserve.
Our in-house designers worked closely with the architects at Archer & Buchanan incorporating and designing the timber frame portions of this beautiful building.
The main building and the pavilion are crafted from Douglas Fir timbers while the trellis is crafted from Oak.
The ChesLen Preserve is one of the Natural Lands Trust conservation preserves located in Coatesville, PA.
There is no easy answer to this question because there are so many factors that go into the price of a timber frame. For example, the timber species, complexity and even the type of joinery can greatly alter the price of a timber frame. These factors put the cost of a timber frame in the range of $50,000 to $500,000 and up. Typical residential customers usually spend around $75,000-$200,000 for an addition, $50,000-$250,000 for a barn, $9,000-$50,000 for a pergola and specialty projects can be anywhere on that spectrum.
Hugh Lofting Timber Framing built the heavy timber portion of this gorgeous poolside pavilion.
The heavy timbers are Douglas Fir and the roof decking is White Pine both stained with the same dark finish.
HLTF worked closely with Archer & Buchanan Architecture and Cherokee Construction on this project. For more information on this project, please contact our office.
Buckley’s Tavern, in Centreville, DE, has been a local favorite for over 60 years. HLTF was very excited to be contracted to create a rooftop pergola for the restaurant which is currently under going extensive renovations.
Under the new timber frame terrace will be an updated rooftop bar and dining area.
The owners selected planed and sanded mixed Oak material for the frame. There was no finish applied to the timbers due to their desire for a natural aging process.
Traditional mortise and tenon joinery was used in conjunction with steel connectors to the existing structure to create a beautiful and sound frame.
2×8 Southern Yellow Pine tongue and groove decking, also unfinished, was installed to cover the timber framed terrace.
The covered terrace creates a canopy providing shade and protection from the elements for the restaurant patrons.
HLTF is very excited to be part of the renovations of such a long-standing community establishment and we are looking forward to the re-opening.
Check out Buckley’s Tavern on Facebook for more information about the re-opening of the restaurant.
Here are a couple of our most recent projects ranging from a restaurant terrace to a great room roof truss system all the way to a nature preserve.
The Osteria at Catelli Duo in Vorhees, NJ.
The great room roof truss system at the Hansen House.
The Natural Lands Trust ChesLen Preserve Building.
Check back to see the full blog posts for these projects.
This past month the HLTF crew raised a poolside pavilion in Gladwyne, PA.
The pre-assembled heavy timber roof truss system was flown into place by crane.
The pavilion was constructed from Douglas Fir timbers that have a dark stain applied to its surface.
The crew assembled the heavy timber roof system on the ground on the opposite side of the main house.
Once this was assembled they strapped the frame to fly level so that the crane could position the roof system into place.
Because of the job site layout, the timber frame had to be assembled on side of the house and then flown over the house to the poolside.
The frame was cautiously flown over the house and in between chimneys. This was no easy feat. There is also a fireplace right next to the pavilion that had to be maneuvered around.
The roof system sits atop steel posts. The crew had precisely cut the post slots in the shop so that the timbers fit exactly into place.
Eastern White Pine 2×6 roof decking was applied to the roof system to finish off the structure.
Check back for the finished project!
These past several weeks the crew at HLTF has been cutting out, pre-fitting and staining a new Douglas Fir, heavy timber framed pavilion. Here the crew is working on pre-fitting the pavilion in our shop.
This pavilion was raised today in Gladwyne, PA. Here the pavilion is being readied to be flown into place by the crane.
The pavilion had to be flown over the existing house and into place because of the site layout.
Once we have all the pictures, a full story on this Gladwyne Pavilion will be posted, so be sure to check back in.