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.
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.