Older timber frame structures have special concerns when renovating that modern buildings don’t.
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Their is a great deal to consider when renovating an older home or outbuilding in New England. Many of the concerns that arise relate to code compliance. Depending on the age of the building and how well it was maintained, there could be issues regarding insulation, framing, siding, roofing, etc.
One of the biggest threats to structures in New England is water. A basic set of rules regarding good practices for maintenance on a home and a well executed plan for managing the water that lands on that home would save many of us from costly repairs in the future.
Invariably though, things fall apart. Even if they are built well, with enough time and pressure, they will still fall apart. Every restoration project we have taken on has its own unique character and outcome. The end product is typically determined by the conditions of the site and building, the owner’s aesthetic sense, the requirements of the building code, the style of the builder, and much more.
Contact us today to evaluate your structure. We will provide a detailed report of your building’s problem spots and their recommended repairs along with associated costs and timelines.
We have seen structures in our travels that have become a dangerous liability and need to be dealt with immediately. In that situation, we can refer a qualified crew to demolish the building with the aid of heavy equipment. There can be some useful ways to recycle material from old structures as well.