CHANGES, Part 7

CHANGES, Part 7

Form of Projects In the early years our projects, as well of those of our contemporaries, were residential and most of them were of a traditional form or style. I think the most heavily used were the saltbox, cape cod and “barn home”. It was a limited palette....
Ongoing & completed projects at Lancaster County Timber Frames

Ongoing & completed projects at Lancaster County Timber Frames

We’re having a really busy season here at Lancaster County Timber Frames, with multiple projects running, both in the shop and in the field. Here’s a sampling of some ongoing work and some recently completed projects. The St. Peter the Apostle timber...
New projects at Lancaster County Timber Frames

New projects at Lancaster County Timber Frames

Lancaster County Timber Frames was recently selected by the Pittsburgh Zoo to supply and erect a timber framed restaurant in the African Savannah area. The Pittsburgh Zoo is one of only six major zoo and aquarium combinations in the US. It occupies 77 acres and houses...
CHANGES Part 4

CHANGES Part 4

Panels In the early eighties the panels that were most commonly available to timber framers were not called SIPs (structural insulated panels); they were simply called “panels” or “insulated panels” or “skins”. Typically, such panels were comprised of a sheet of ½”,...
CHANGES Part 2

CHANGES Part 2

Depth of Experience Because timber framing in America lay mostly dormant from the late 1800’s until the 1970’s, and because the resurgence didn’t really pick up momentum until the early 1980’s, the playing field for companies was somewhat level. Very few...

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