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.
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.
The Hansen House timber frame came into the HLTF shop last week.
Once the Douglas Fir timbers were in the shop the layout process began.
This process is guided by the detailed shop drawings created by our in-house designers.
The marked up timbers are now ready top be cut out and transformed into the heavy timber roof truss system of the Hansen House.
Check back to see the progress on the Hansen House timber frame.
This week the crew at HLTF hauled out these assembled roof trusses and raised them over a 2 day period for our project in West Chester, PA.
These trusses are the roof system and will support the roof for the living room.
Nice work guys!
The crew finished Phase 1 of this project and moved on to raise a timber framed pavilion in Flourtown, PA yesterday. The pavilion they are now raising will be fully raised and decked by the end of this week.
Last week at the HLTF shop the crew completed the finish and pre-fitting for Phase 1 of one of the projects slated to be raised this week.
The homeowner, builder and our design team worked through every detail to be sure all required structural and aesthetic details were included and executed to the high HLTF standard.
3D design software was used from concept through fabrication details to communicate every specification…down to every nut, bolt and washer.
The mixed Oak timbers were hand stained and the steel pieces were finished in a flat black.
The trusses were built one on top of the other in stacks of three.
While the tension rods and clevises on these trusses are expressed, other critical steel connections are concealed to preserve a traditional appearance for the Tuscan style home interior.
The tension rod trusses will support the 12 1/4″ thick R-45 Structural Insulated Panels (SIP’s) for the roof, while providing 24′ clear spans in the living room of this residential structure.
Once the assembly of the trusses is complete and all critical dimensions are checked and double checked, they are ready to be loaded onto the HLTF crane for delivery to the site.
Up front planning and design will ensure a smooth and efficient installation. This 24′ x 44′ frame will be ready for its roof panels to be attached in less than 2 days!
Make sure to check back for raising photos tomorrow!