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.
If you take a drive through Chester County horse country with Hugh J. Lofting, you’ll likely hear more about the King Ranch, township road maintenance, and American McMansions than you will about timber framing. With self-deprecating humor and an easy laugh, Hugh is quick to point out some of the less-than-smart anecdotes of his youth (don’t take a sailboat dinghy down a hurricane-swollen river). He weaves a story of family history in Montana and Pennsylvania and the evolution of his life and work, as intricate as the timber-frame structures for which his company is known – and as richly detailed.
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 has been awarded Best of Houzz 2014 in the Design and Customer Satisfaction categories as our portfolio includes some of the most popular images on Houzz in 2013! We would like to congratulate our fellow winners!
FSC® Chain of Custody Certification indicates compliance with high social and environmental standards.
FSC certification indicates compliance with some of the highest social and environmental standards worldwide. Certified participants promote world forest management in an environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable manner.
FSC Chain of Custody Certification applies to manufacturers, processors, and traders of FSC certified forest products. Hugh Lofting Timber Framing, as an FSC Certified Chain of Custody company, joins over 3,400 others in the U.S. who have made this commitment to sustainable wood and paper products.
“The certification shows to our clients and the community that we prioritize forest stewardship and environmental responsibility,” said founder Hugh Lofting. “We remain focused on crafting long-lasting, energy-efficient homes and buildings.”
Certification creates an incentive for forest owners and managers to follow best social and environmental practices. Growing demand for FSC certification indicates that consumers prefer products from well-managed forests. Global benefits of FSC’s certifications and programs including protecting biodiversity, indigenous peoples’ rights, workers’ rights, and areas of environmental and cultural importance.
Hugh Lofting Timber Framing underwent a rigorous audit by BM TRADA Certification, Inc. and was found to meet the requirements of standards FSC-STD-50-001 (Version 1.2) EN and FSC-STD-40-004 (Version 2.1) EN for FSC Chain of Custody Certification.
Hugh Lofting Timber Framing is certified in the purchase of FSC certified heavy timber, glue-laminated lumber, and decking for the manufacture and sale of FSC Certified heavy timber, engineered lumber, trusses, decking, structural frames, and roof systems. The certification is valid through 2018.
About The Forest Stewardship Council
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an independent non-governmental organization that promotes environmentally sound, socially beneficial, and economically prosperous management of the world’s forests. FSC sets standards by which forests are certified, offering credible verification to people who are buying wood and wood products. For more information visit www.fsc.org.
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.
HLTF provided the structural trusses as well as the tongue-and-groove decking for this Bonsai Studio in Kennett Square, PA.
The Douglas Fir trusses were designed with solid king-post and curved glued-laminated (glulam) bottom chord to provide an elegant finish.
Glulam timbers are extremely versatile and strong and can make possible dramatic shapes, spans and curves, which would be almost impossible with normal timber stock.
The rain chain on the exterior of the Bonsai Studio is a beautiful architectural, not to mention functioning, element.