Carolina Timberworks, a North Carolina timber frame manufacturer, offers engineering, fabrication, and professional installation of beams and timber trusses in timber frame homes & post and beam homes, across the U.S, Canada, and the Bahamas. Many of our projects are hybrid timber frames, and we’re good at figuring out how to retrofit timber trusses under conventional 2x framing in new homes or remodeling projects. One of our passions is working with reclaimed wood beams. We can design reclaimed wood timber frames that are either structural or decorative. Structural engineering services for heavy timber construction, by an engineer licensed in all 50 states, is available.
A little about the timber frame process at Carolina Timberworks: Most of our projects are architect-designed and typically we work under a general contractor as the timber frame subcontractor. We begin by drawing the project in our European 3D timber framing software so we can create an accurate cost estimate. It usually takes us about 2 weeks to submit a written proposal for the timber frame. Our lead times vary depending on how busy our shop is, but they’re often between 8 and 14 weeks. We cut the timber frame in-house (so we control the time frame and quality) using our 5 axis German CNC machine, or by hand—but often some combination of both. After fabrication, we label each timber, test-fit as needed, and package the bundles carefully for shipment to the job site.
Our own people travel to the job site and professionally install our work. The benefit to you is that they’ve worked with your timber frame for weeks in our shop, know each piece, and will install it safely, faster, per the engineer’s specifications, and with considerable attention to detail. Finally, when we install our work, we’re accountable to you for the product and process, and the work is covered by our warranty.
We are proud members of the Timber Framers Guild http://www.tfguild.org, love what we do, and endeavor to do it well.