Canadian owned with expertise in old timber frame restoration & rehabilitation & new custom timber frame design & construction. Custom timber frame plans also for sale and timber frame courses offered.



Perth, Ontario  

The 5 Steps to Building a Timber Frame with Gibson Timber Frames

1) Quote
  • Customer brings drawings, sketches, photos , location, wood species
  • Gibson Timber Frames will prepare a sketch and a price using this information - see recent estimates.
  • Customer will make revisions and Gibson will re-quote to get budget and design to come together

2) Contract

  • Gibson Timber Frames will send a draft contract for the customer's review
    • This will include
      1. A description of the scope of work covered by Gibson Timber Frames
      2. A description of the timber frame drawing approval process
      3. Payment Plan
      4. Shop Completion date
    • Contract is signed and a deposit is made

    3) Timber Frame Drawings

    • Gibson Timber Frames supplies the timber frame drawings for approval to the customer or general contractor
    • The customer or general contractor approves the drawings as ready to build
    • Gibson Timber Frames will submit the drawings to an engineer for approval
    • Gibson Timber Frames will complete the shop drawings after receiving the ready to build and stamped engineered drawings.
    • The wood is ordered
    • Any changes to the drawings made by the customer or general contractor after the ready to build approval will be invoice hourly at $50/hr

    4) Shop work

    • Once the timbers arrive the carpenters cut the joinery using the shop drawings
    • The timbers are cut and sanded
    • A clear coat is installed at the shop.
    • If there is a stain coat - this is applied to the timbers at the site

    5) Installation

    • Site is prepared to receive the timber - access for the trucks and crane is required
    • Either the general contractor, one staff from Gibson Timber frames with the general contractor, or a 100% GTF crew installs the timber work
    • The crane is hired and the timber frame is raised

    We would be happy to discuss any questions you may have about building a new timber frame home. Please do not hesitate to contact us.

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  • Antique Barn Frame
  • Antique White Pine
Big Gull Lake Cottage
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  • White pine timber frame
Eastern Ontario Cottage
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  • Douglas fir timber frame
Bob's Lake
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  • Antique Barn Frame
  • Antique Pine
Manotick Ontario
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  • Contempary design
  • City of Ottawa
Devil Lake
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  • Antique timber
  • Custom design
Sharbot Lake Cottage Road
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18 x 24 timber frame made by Gibson Timber Frames from antique hewn timber.
Alton Road
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  • Heritage timber frame home
  • White oak timber frame addition
  • New white pine timber frame garage
Boathouse: Lighthouse Roof
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  • Douglas Fir
  • Lighthouse Roof
Rideau System
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  • White Pine with white wash finish
  • King Post Truss Roof
Waupoos Barn
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  • Reclaimed Pine
  • Re-erected Antique Frame
Crowe Lake
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  • White Pine
  • Heavy Purlins and Common rafters
Barriefield House
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  • Pole rafters and trusses
  • Hewn timbers
East Bay
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  • Historic timber frame style
  • Insulated concrete walls
Round Lake Road
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  • King post truss timber frame great room
  • Timber rafters
Fourteen Island Lake
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  • 24' x 36' Timber frame great room
  • Half loft
  • Timber rafters
Wolfe Island
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  • 19' x 23' Timber frame great room
  • King post trusses
Loughborough Lake
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  • 20' x 30' Timber frame great room
  • Timber rafters
Wapoos, Prince Edward County
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  • 16' x 26' Timber frame great room
  • Dormers
  • Small loft
Bear Creek
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  • 26' x 42' Custom timber frame house
  • Intersecting roofs, dormers
Temple's Surgar Camp
Amherst Island Timber Frame Restoration
Trusses
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  • King post trusses and purlin roof system
Classic Timber Frame Garden Sheds
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  • For Sale: 8' x 12' Garden / Office Buildings
Pre-designed and Priced Timber Frames
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  • Choose from a selection of sizes
Timber Framed Porches
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  • Timber frame porches are an excellent way to bring timber framing to the exterior elevations of you project. Timber frame porches are added to conventional and timber frame homes.

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Phone: 613.264.9021   Fax: 613.264.9120   jgibson@ripnet.com