Winterwood timber frames

Building Traditional Homes and Outbuildings

About Us

Our Mission

We are dedicated to providing a high quality building at a fair price.

We work conscientiously to support our community and its resources while building a business based on integrity and sustainability.

Our Vision

We collaborate with our customers to build timeless, rugged and beautiful Vermont structures that fit naturally into our landscape, with a commitment to respect the environment by using local natural resources responsibly and sustainably.

We care about Vermont. As we grow our business, our objective is to also grow our local economy by using local suppliers and hiring local people.

What We Can Do for You

Timber frames are unique and distinctive structures, which means that we work closely with you to design and build a structure that fits your criteria and brings your vision to life.

We build houses, barns and other outbuildings. We have the ability to handle the entire project for you – from pre-planning and design to handling all aspects of the building process and then customizing the cabinets, flooring and other details if you choose.

We are flexible in our abilities to meet the needs of our clients and really enjoy what we do. You’ll notice the difference.

To break it down:

Timberframing and Building Construction

From guidance through the design process to providing the timber and all building services, we can oversee and manage your project to full completion.

Architectural Millwork

Our talented team has expertise in creating the finishing touches that make your structure unique: Railings, moulding, stair treads, sashes, and most other trim pieces.

Barns & Outbuildings

We go beyond home building to specialize in traditional Vermont architecture where form and function go hand in hand, whether it’s a barn, stable or other outbuilding. Our structures are built to fit naturally into our New England landscape.

Fine Woodwork

We have the craftspeople and capabilities to design and build beautiful custom floors, cabinetry, bookcases and built-ins.

Design, Drafting and Engineering

We can provide you with CAD drawings detailing the foundation plan, exterior elevations, floor plans, sections, timber frame plan, shop drawings, and any 3D modeling required for financing.

Custom Kiln-drying

We are one of the few providers of custom kiln drying in Vermont. We appreciate and value fine wood and can work with you to transform your raw wood into finished timber.

Why a Timber Frame?

Timber frame buildings are the oldest buildings in America. A solid timber frame building will stand and function for multiple generations.

What’s equally impressive about timber frame structures is that they attain this immense level of rigidity and staying power without the use of nails, by using mortise and tenon joinery to fit posts and beams together tightly. You won’t find any 2×4’s in an old timber frame house. The wood used in timber framing is much more substantial in size; 6×6, 8×8, 10×10 timbers are the norm.

Your timber frame building will be strong, unique and distinctive, while also being traditional and a natural part of the New England landscape.

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Timber is a natural, renewable resource, as well as a local resource.

Winterwood buys pine logs from local farmers and loggers who practice sustainable forestry techniques. We then mill the logs into specific timbers for each building. An added benefit is that timber frame actually uses less wood than conventional wood frame construction.

Local wood. Local Good.

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Timber frame is a responsible and sustainable building method.

We build rugged and beautiful Vermont structures that fit naturally into our landscape, with a commitment to respect the environment by using local natural resources responsibly and sustainably.

We care about Vermont. As we grow our business, our objective is to also grow our local economy by using local suppliers and hiring local people.

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Timber frame homes are built fast!

The design and construction of Winterwood Timber Frame structures are done in our local shop and then raised at the job site. Frames are pre-cut and test fitted, simplifying the final building process. 

The structure of your new timber frame home can be finished in just a few months.