FAQs

Are homes sold as “kits”?

Our “kit” includes design, shipping, unloading, frame erection, and labor with no added fees.

What is the basic shell?

The Timber Frame, interior finish of exterior walls, roof (including vapor barrier) and insulation. At the finish of this “shell” the home is ready for mechanics. See "The Basic Shell" page for more information.

Does Timber Frames Inc. have plans? AIA’s?

We have designers on staff to design Timber Frame plans. We have worked with Architects who have also designed Timber Frame homes. Timber Frames Inc. has built over 200 homes, each of them unique.

How long does it take to build the Timber Frame?

Shells can be erected and water tight in 1-3 weeks.

Where does the Timber come from?

The Timber we use is supplied by a family owned company that uses sustainable methods for growing and harvesting their timber. It is High grade, surfaced four sides, timber, and ready to be cut in our shop.

What are there benefits of Timber Frame homes?

The Timber Frame method lends itself to more open floor plans that allow for complete insulation, that creates a more energy efficient home. Additional details can be found in the Energy Efficiency section of our site.

Do you build in my area?

We do shells in all of New York State, and are competitive within 5 hours of our facility.

Where are you located?

We are directly across from Bristol Mountain Ski Area, in South Bristol, NY. Our contact information, address, as well as a map, can be seen on our Contact Us page.
View photos of Timber Frames East in our Photo Gallery.

How much does it cost?

A typical 2000 square foot Eastern White Pine, Frame-Only ranges from $22.00 to $37.00 per square foot. A Basic Shell (insulated shell) ranges from $70.00 to $90.00 per square foot, Most homes run $200-$300 per square foot. Completed costs will be comparable to other custom homes with a lot of exposed wood finish i.e. log homes, cedar homes with the added benefit of lower heating and cooling costs.

How do we begin?

Visit our office, in South Bristol, to meet with our sales/design team. Please contact us for an appointment, and allow 1-2 hours for this consultation.