Timber Frame Raising in the Rolling Hills of Vermont

It’s been very exciting at Davis Timber Frame, as we have three new timber frame homes under construction. Usually the winter months are slower for many in the construction world, but we have been super busy! In fact, we have a few more timber frame packages slated to ship out over the next few weeks. One of the timber frames we recently shipped is local, just a hopscotch away across the border in Vermont. A few of us went over to the job recently to watch the timber raising in Vermont. Despite the nippy weather, we all had a great time watching the SGB Builders crew put the frame together and the views surrounding the property are spectacular!


The new 30’X36′ Vermont timber frame features a simple barn style design, but an angled roof line gives the timber home design a modern touch. The design also includes an exquisite window design to capture the beautiful views. From the outside, the new timber frame may look like any ordinary timber frame, however, what sets this home apart from others is what you can’t see, and that is the efficiency factor. The homeowners chose to insulate with Structural Insulated Panels that feature an R40 for the wall and an R54 for the roof. Our standard SIP panel is R26 for the wall and R40 for the roof, which is far more efficient than most new homes today, but this increased R factor takes this home’s efficiency to the next level. To also enhance the efficiency of this timber frame home, the windows are all triple glazed. The homeowners will be nice and cozy next winter!

Now onto the design, the first floor plan for the new home features an open concept great room, kitchen and dining room. To enhance the open concept feel, there are no partition walls on the first floor. The future stairs will also be floating and hanging on a single stringer adding to the modern look. The second floor will host a spacious master bedroom suite, a guest room and bathroom as well as a library. There is also a walkout basement that will include his and her office space and another guest bedroom and bathroom.

Check out the construction photos below:

timber frame raising in vermont

Interested in learning more about our energy efficient timber frame packages? Call us today at 800.636.0993!