Custom Timber Frame Homes in the Lake Sunapee Region
Who doesn’t dream of living in a warm, inviting timber frame home. Choosing the right contractor is essential to ensuring that dream becomes a reality.
Choosing to build a timber frame home in the Lake Sunapee region says much about your taste and your commitment to having what you want. The strength and beauty of these huge timbers lends a perfect complement to the rugged New England landscape and will make your new home just right for enjoying life in the Granite State among its lakes and mountains.
Centuries old, this craft uses heavy timbers combined with the best traditional joinery techniques and wooden pegging or statement steel plates and bolting to create a home unlike any other. The natural look, impressive size – be it rustic or elegant – is sure to make a lasting impression.
Generally built without the use of nails, instead with hand crafted mortise and tenons, the notching, fitting and pegging of the timber makes for a stronger and more stable structure, while allowing the wood to expand and contract harmoniously over time.
For NH Timber Frame Homes, What Wood Species Reigns Supreme?
Timber frames can be built using a number of wood species. In New England several are favorites. Depending on cost and local availability, hemlock, for strength, spruce, for both appearance and strength and pine, for its long timber length are the most common wood choices. West Coast Douglas Fir is gorgeous, time tested, and extremely strong and stable. It resists checking and cracking and can be FOHC designated meaning that the beams don’t have that bulls eye heart wood in the center. It is predominantly sourced in the Pacific Northwest so there is a slightly higher cost to these frames due to transportation costs of the raw materials.
NH Crafted Custom Timber Frame Homes, Blueprints to Brilliance
Timber frame homes are quite energy efficient and can reduce your utility costs.
They are typically built with no interior load-bearing walls. Open floor plans, high vaulted ceilings and the option for large expanses of glass are all readily available. A timber frame can be used for nearly any architectural style. Whether it’s a traditional timber frame home, an Adirondack style, modern or contemporary timber frame, cottage or lakeside timber frame, Northcape can walk you through the process from conception, to design, to finished construction. As a true design build construction company, we can help in the design process, or work closely with an architect of your choice.
At Northcape Design Build we have nearly four decades of crafting distinct, custom homes, including timber frame homes, in the Lake Sunapee area. Our goal is to bring the reality of fine home ownership within your grasp, knowing it is what you value.
Why Choose Northcape As Your Native NH Timber Frame Contractor?
Our reputation for superb craftsmanship and careful attention to detail has made us a leader in our trade and thoughtful, caring members of our community. So give our design-build team a try. The result in hiring us is a seamless and enjoyable experience, from ‘blueprint to brilliance,’ as our saying goes.
For timber frame homes in the Lake Sunapee NH region, including New London, Newbury and Sunapee, as well as the Hanover and Lebanon areas, you can count on Northcape. We have been building custom homes, additions and performing renovations for residents and commercial property owners for nearly four decades. Call us at (603) 763-2477 for a free consultation and get started on your path to a new timber frame home today.