In the fall of 2013 I worked with a local general contractor to renovate a house in my hometown of Lincoln. The house had an 1860s-era schoolhouse at its core, and some unfortunate additions from the 1960s. We opened everything up, and I restored and extended the schoolhouse timber frame, before… More
Historic Restoration Work
Historic restoration timber framing makes up a small but important part of the work that we do. We have experience carrying out 'in situ' repairs, restoring a building in place without dismantling it; we also have taken down dilapidated frames and restored them for a new life. While there is demand for Vermont's antique timber frames to be used in new homes all across the country, we see these structures as monuments to our agrarian heritage, and we try to dismantle historic structures only when their destruction is imminent.
During the fall of 2011, we renovated a beautiful mid-nineteenth century timber-framed barn in South Deerfield, MA. The barn had weathered decades of neglect, as well as two rather unsuccessful ‘restorations’ in the past 60 years. Work included lifting the barn to replace post-bottoms and sills and install new foundation… More
As a foreman for a former employer, Building Heritage, LLC, I led the restoration of a 19th-century corncrib in Waltham, Vermont. The building had been neglected for so long, it had sunk almost two feet into the ground. We lifted the building, added a gravel trench and fieldstone foundation, made… More
We found a dilapidated English barn in New Haven, VT (two villages away from Lincoln), took it down, restored it, and raised it on Geary Road for our clients, the Metta Earth Institute. The work was done with as little impact as possible: the dry-stone foundation was made of stone… More