Using a combination of stone, steel, wood, and old-fashioned values Old School Builders began their company with the vision of bringing Timber Framing back to the hills of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom and the surrounding regions.
Landscaping the Environment
We want to preserve the land and the community. We want to build beautiful houses that people will hold onto and love – a house to be cherished for generations. Structures to outlive ourselves and our children.
It’s a different kind of building attitude — Building houses committed to the neighborhood. Anytime you improve on the neighborhood it comes back to you in the future.
Developing Ethically not Randomly
We’ve seen the effects of urban sprawl and the damage it does to scenery and open spaces. Our site plans preserve open spaces and the integrity and value of land and neighborhood.
We have face-to-face meetings discussing all and any ideas. We encourage people to change their minds as often as they can before we sit down and do a real plan. When you stop changing your mind—you are ready.
WHY WE LOVE TIMBER FRAMES
Our name “Old School Builders” comes from our love of the old style of Timber Framing. This country’s landscape is dotted with timber frame barns and houses built hundreds of years ago—and still ruggedly standing. We study these structures and with both traditional and innovative methods reconstructed with handcrafted wood, stone, and steel. The result is custom timber frame homes of timeless beauty and sustainability.
The process flows from our sawyers turning logs into timbers, to plans created in the design process, to the cutting and building of your home. Our master craftsmen ensure that your home is a unique expression of your visions and the Old School Builder expertise.
On your raising day, we invite your friends and neighbors to indulge in a catered and spirited feast and a community building phenomenon. Our crew starts in the early morning and works until your frame and roof stand tall. As a final touch, we invite you to scale your new home to attach the “mourning tree” at the peak—thanking the trees for their contribution.