Since 1974, Hugh Lofting Timber Framing, Inc. has been crafting timber frame homes and structures in its Kennett Square, Pennsylvania shop. To meet the demands of today’s timber frame projects, Hugh Lofting Timber Framing, Inc. has developed strategic partnerships that enable it to successfully complete large scale glued laminated and robotically cut projects. Incorporating advanced technology with old world craftsmanship has enabled the company to expand its market while maintaining its ability to provide first class service to its clients.
Hugh Lofting Timber Framing, Inc offers the following services:
- Full timber frame design services: Timber frame, steel and SIPS
- Complete management of the timber frame project
- Hand and machine-cut frames
- Full raising services
- Sourcing and installation of frame related steel
- Sourcing and installation of SIPS (Structural Insulated Panels)
Long interested in the construction and joinery of Chester and Lancaster County barns, Hugh was one of a handful of woodworkers responsible for the revival of the art of timber framing in the United States. Hugh has traveled extensively, domestically and abroad, studying timber framing methods across cultures. His work is influenced by European, Asian and American techniques.
Hugh Lofting Timber Framing, Inc. has designed, crafted and raised timber frame structures throughout the United States but focuses on the eastern seaboard market. Our firm works with many wood species and with many timber specifications including:
- Solid, green and kiln dried timbers
- FSC certified timbers
- Reclaimed and salvaged timbers
- Glued laminated beams and trusses
Timber framing lends itself to many styles and structures. These include: architectural trusses, great room additions, whole home timber frames, hybrid structures that incorporate timber framing with SIPS, formed concrete, stick framing or other enclosure system, commercial inns and office buildings, pavilions and barns.
Since its infancy, Hugh Lofting Timber Framing has been dedicated to energy and design efficiency. Today the firm has embraced the use of FSC certified timbers and glued-laminated beams, reclaimed and salvaged woods, environmentally aware finishes, structural insulated panels and has Green Advantage Certified employees on staff. We have been key members of a number of LEED project teams.
Recent projects include:
- Concord Township, Pennsylvania: Township Building
- Bryn Athyn College Admissions Building (Heavy timber and SIPS large scale project)
- Beard Carriage Shed
- Camden Friends Meeting House (LEED-NC)
Our professional crew is focused upon providing superior customer service. Our success is reflected in a high level of consumer satisfaction. We look forward to working with you to create a unique and beautiful living environment for you.