Timeless Timberframers For Old World Timberframing Services

With its roots firmly planted in Old World Europe, the tradition of timber framing and its charming and sustainable quality is now planting itself in North America. Timeless Timberframers utilizes expert craftsmanship, knowledge earned through years of training and hands-on experience, and excellent customer service to master your project.

Award winning timberframer, Nicolas Thionville, utilizes the “french scribe” technique art which sets them apart from other timberframing companies: it is the only way to make tight fitting joinery on reclaimed or not perfectly straight lumber.  Scribing is a graphic process that has been used in France since the thirteenth century. It makes it possible to express accurately the actual volumes of a building, its interlocking, and the characteristics of its wooden components. It was taught as a special subject quite distinct from the theory and practice of architecture, making it a unique practice, especially here in the United States.


The Anatomy Of A Timber Framed Home

Timber Framed Home



Why Build A Timber Framed Home

Timber-Framed-ceilingWhat draws us to a timber frame home? The obvious answer is the look of the house and the feelings it stirs – whether it’s a grand home with sweeping lines and exposed beams or a modest cabin remarkable for the warmth and coziness you feel when first you spy it nestled among the trees.

With your average stick-built house, beauty may only be skin-deep, but timber frames are thoroughly crafted, versatile homes, and your initial impression is only the beginning of the story. Though their roots are centuries old, timber frames are ready for the demands of modern life. They are naturally energy efficient, and many timber framers have embraced techniques in both design and construction that make it possible for a home to achieve net-zero energy usage.

Timber homes also fit easily into neighborhoods, even those with rigid HOA covenants. While timber frames are striking, they possess an aesthetic that appeals to even the most conservative HOA: clean lines, rich yet subtle wood tones, and the capacity to adapt to any design standard. And, though your timber frame may have to meet strict community requirements with regard to its exterior, the interior need only meet your vision. The options for interior space design, layout, and finishes are limited only by your imagination.

The greatest benefit of timberframing is working with craftspeople who take as much pride in the construction of your home as you will in living in it. We provide care and precision, attention to design and detail, and a true passion for beautiful, handcrafted homes.

Free First Consultation

We would love to talk with you about your timber frame project! For a no obligation consultation, please give us a call at 434 760 1620 or submit the contact form to the right.

    Highly Qualified Team


    Nicolas Thionville

    Owner, Master Craftsman

    Nico’s family has been working with wood for several generations: loggers, sawmill, cabinet makers, carpenters, and timberframers. He started a traditional apprenticeship in France when he was 16.