Historic Structures

We have been designing and building custom structures for the past ten years and enjoy the challenge of using modern materials while complementing properties with historic structures.  Consider our New England Barn, with its steep roof pitch, reminiscent of New England architecture.  Our Quaker shed reflects a simpler style.  The Victorian shed is appealing in any setting.  Have another style in mind?  We can help!  We love being creative and thinking outside the box.

 

 

A nod to the past

The Northeastern US is rich with history, from old stone houses to tall mature trees to the historic barns scattered through the New England states. Many restored buildings and properties deserve to be complimented with historic structures that blend in with the landscape.

We have been designing and building custom structures for the past ten years and enjoy the challenge of using modern materials while also preserving the natural beauty of your property. We hand-craft these custom-built sheds in Lancaster County, PA, with pride in our own shop. True craftsmanship is still alive and well here in Amish country, and we work hard to preserve our heritage and resources.

Consider our New England Barn, with its steep roof pitch, reminiscent of New England architecture.  Our Quaker shed reflects a simpler style.  The Victorian shed is appealing in any setting.  Have another style in mind?  We can help!  We love being creative and thinking outside the box.

Regardless of what style building you want to create, here are some basic specifications we adhere to for all of our structures:

  • Roof is built with 2×4 rafters 16 in. O.C. and 1/2″ exterior-grade TechShield sheeting with lifetime (limited) architectural asphalt shingles
  • Walls have 2×4 studs 16 in. O.C. and TechShield wall sheathing
  • Floor is built with 2×4 pressure-treated floor joists 16 in. O.C. and 5/8″ exterior-grade plywood on top of 4×4 pressure-treated runners
  • Doors are non-prehung fiberglass or wood with a diamond-plate sill protector
  • Vertical slider windows come with screens and window trim

Also, consider these options and upgrades to get the look you want:

  • Dormer – shed, reverse gable or Cape cod
  • Roof upgrade – cedar shakes, ribbed metal or standing-seam metal
  • Siding upgrades -beaded vinyl, HardiePlank, board-and-batten, cedar shake (and more)
  • Window upgrades – insulated, wood sash, arched wood sash and transom
  • Shutters – wood slat, vinyl raised panel or vinyl louvered
  • Cupola – in either wood or vinyl

Let us help you design a custom-built historic structure for your property!  We are ready to help.

 

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