Finding New Uses for Old Buildings

Evaluating the potential of your heritage timber frame structure

We reclaim heritage barns, churches and houses with heavy timber frames that are worthy and sound.

Do you have such a building? Would you like us to evaluate its potential? The following guidelines will help you to provide us with the information we need on the condition and style of the structure.

For printable PDF, click here Evaluating heritage timber frame structures!

Please take photos (digital or printed) of the following features.

1. From the outside: to see the condition of roof, walls and foundation

Photos to take of exterior of timber frame structure

2. From the inside:

Photos to take of the interior of the timber frame building

3. Size of building — Please provide us with the following information:

  1. Length
  2. Width
  3. Estimate of the height of the sidewalls — sill to eave
  4. Number of bents (see diagram)
  5. Size of the main posts (width)

    Hand hewn vs Rough Sawn


Please send the information to the address below. We look forward to discussing the possibilities of your heritage frame with you.

See what we've done with other heritage timber frames.

TimberhArt Woodworks (formerly Acorn Timber Frames)
L. Daniel and Kimberley Reagan
195 Fuller Rd., Hantsport NS B0P 1P0
Tel: 902 684-9708 || Toll Free: 1-866-395-3838 || Fax: 902 684-9844
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