Getting Started

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Our Process

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ESTABLISH A WORKING RELATIONSHIP

We want to meet you as soon as possible. At High Plains Timber Frames, we believe it is incredibly important to put a face to a name and open an initial line of honest communication. This is a great opportunity to exchange ideas, ask questions and become familiarized with the scope and steps of your upcoming project.

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LEARN THE LANGUAGE

Take time to look at books, magazines, websites – anything you can get your hands on to get a sense of what you’re looking for. Gather as much information as you can about what you’re interested in and do your best to learn the language of timber framing and general construction. This step is crucial in helping you more easily communicate your vision to the team at High Plains Timber Frames. Remember, anything is possible – if you can dream it, we will find a way to build it.

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PURCHASE PROPERTY

A truly great home will take cues from its surroundings. Before committing to a property, take into consideration slope, views, natural drainage, patterns of wind and sun, which will all inevitably play a role in the design of your home.

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DESIGN & DEVELOP

High Plains Timber Frames is happy to work directly with you or a design professional, or both. Once we establish a preliminary design, we submit the drawings to an engineer who will work with us to determine proper size and spacing of the beams. We believe it is always beneficial to include an engineer in the project as early as possible to keep revisions to a minimum.

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CREATE A CONTRACT

Before beginning any work, we will put everything in writing and establish a fixed price, timeline and payment schedule for your project. This is the ideal time to ask questions and make any final design changes.

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ORDER TIMBERS

After the designs are finalized and the contract is signed, High Plains Timber Frames starts cutting your frame as soon as the timbers arrive at the shop. We always encourage and welcome clients to stop in and witness their project in the beginning stages.

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PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER

Delivery & raisings are our favorite part! It is a joy to see our collaboration and efforts come to life. There is something truly special about driving pegs into a frame that gives the greatest satisfaction to the team at High Plains Timber Frames. Still, nothing gives us a greater sense of pride than knowing that we have just crafted a thing of beauty, longevity and ultimate usefulness for a new client and friend.