|Timberframe and SIP Installation
There are three options when it comes to raising the timber frame and panel house.
1. One, we can refer your local contractor to a fully equipped traveling timberframe raising crew. There are a number of subcontractors who travel the west exclusively raising timberframe and panel homes. These full service companies provide everything, often including the crane.
2. The second option is more fun for your local contractor and often works out better financially. We have number of timberframe/SIP expert advisors who can come to your site and provide guidance to the local contractors crew. The contractor or ownerbuilder provide four local carpenters and arranges for the crane rental. The advisor in essence becomes the crew�s foreman for the duration of the timberframe and panel raising. Raisings for a typical house take 4 or 5 days for the timberframe and 4 to 5 days for the SIP panels.
3. If the project is small and straightforward it is possible for an owner builder or local contractor to raise the frame and panels without assistance. Complete and very detailed raising drawings are included. If they are skilled, enjoy big projects and can assemble Ikea furniture they should have no trouble raising one of our timberframes. For larger projects having an advisor at least at the start is generally cost effective and shortens the learning curve.