SIPs provide an elegant solution to enclosing a timber frame structure—providing a high-efficiency envelope while also allowing the frame to be the star of the show. These aren’t idle words; from our work on the board of the Guild, to our ongoing sponsorship of timber framing events, to our hundreds of successful timber frame projects, timber framers and Foard Panel go together like peas and carrots.
Here’s why you should work with us
We’ve been working with Timber Framers for decades—in fact, the owner, Bo Foard, is currently on the board of the Timber Framers Guild—and we know the ins and outs of putting SIPs on a timber frame.
Timber framing is one of those amazing pieces of culture that has one foot in the past and one in the contemporary. Art and science in beauty and function. We’ve been working with timber framers for decades and we’ve seen it all. We know that the framing is the star of the show and that our job is to provide an unobtrusive envelope that creates the comfort, efficiency, and energy savings that is worthy of such a beautifully designed timber frame.
It’s about craft. For us, that means providing the optimal, customized solution for our clients—and their clients. We have a full team of engineers and designers who create building plans which allow us to reduce waste, reduce labor costs, and reduce on-site cutting. When we show up, we show up ready to enclose and emphasize the excellence of the timber frame you worked so hard on.
Some of our best friends are timber framers. We’ve been in that business as long as we’ve been in the SIP business and we take our connections there seriously. We work with dozens of timber framers and they come back to us all the time, because we do what we say and we do it well. If you’re looking for a SIP vendor, we can help. But, that said, we like to think of ourselves as a SIP partner—making you, and your work, the star of the project.
Working with SIPs: Timber Framers
SIPs are the perfect way to show off the beauty of your work while providing the most optimal envelope for your customers’ comfort, health, and energy bill. There are some important elements to keep in mind before, during, and after building your frame. Here are some resources to help you in each step of the project.