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Timber Frame Design and Construction Services

Joint and Peg offers design, fabrication, and construction services for timber frames structures.

Services We Offer​

We are a team of carpenters, designers, and professionals with 18 years’ experience in residential and commercial heavy timber structures.​ We design nationally, fabricate ready-to-assemble kits regionally, and provide design-build timber frame contracts locally in the South Carolina Lowcountry.

How can we help you?​

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Concept and Pricing Service​

We prioritize your financial standpoint and advocate for avoiding a significant investment until you have assessed the viability of your project by considering its size and expenses.  This is why we offer the concept and pricing service.  It’s good value, and a logical approach, for determining whether to move forward with a project. We work from scratch and from architectural plans.  For a fraction of the typical cost, we provide general drawings that include:

Plans for preliminary approvals.
Renderings for marketing/ persuasive purposes.
Preliminary material lists.
Preliminary construction pricing (+\- 15%).

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Sealed Permit Drawings

Joint and Peg’s offers permit ready construction documents for timber frame and other wood construction projects.  This service includes residential, farm structure, and accessory dwelling unit design and construction documents with state engineer seal.  These drawings typically include:

Foundation plan and detail (if suitable soil conditions).
Floor plan.
Architectural elevations.
Wall section.
Frame design and connection details.

Your local permit office may require the following which we do not provide:

Site Plans
Soil Testing

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Shop Drawings

This standard includes a full set of fabrication drawings for your build. Depending upon your preference we can offer bent and wall frame drawings (elevations) with connection details, or we can provide you with individual single beam drawings.  Sometimes a medley of the two is the best path forward.  We make these determinations based upon a discussion with you.

Production Number Assignments
Shop Drawing Elevations
Connection Detailing
Single Beam Drawings

Turnkey Lowcountry Timber Frames

For our local community of Charleston and the low country of the Carolinas we provide design-build services for timber frame construction projects.  Our team includes:

Designers and drafters.
SC licensed PE’s to seal shop drawings and/or permit documents.
Hand cut or CNC fabrication dependent upon scale and/or client’s wishes.
Timber frame raising teams.

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CNC Fabrication Model

Builder Member or Approval Required

This purchase provides you with a 3d model that can be used for fabrication by a CNC machine. All the timber joinery is cut and labeled according to our drawings and model. This purchase includes a licensing agreement for use of the model on one construction project at one location.

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Ready to Assemble Timber Frame Kit

Builder Member or Approval Required

We manage the production of your frame and have it delivered to your construction site. Only available currently in the Tri-State area of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.

Includes assembly documents, lists, and raising plan.

Our Design Rates – 2024

Timber Frame Designer$100/hour
Timber Frame Engineer$240/hour

Although we bill by the hour, we can provide Estimates to help with your budgeting. Please contact us to discuss your project.

Our Kit and Construction Rates – 2024

Our construction pricing is based upon the design and scope of the project. If you are interested in pricing on our stock designs and kits please see the shop page. For all other custom work, please contact us!

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