About Top Notch Timber Frames Maine

Top Notch Timber Frames have been in the framing business since 1988, and founded by Shawn Hansen. We have been specializing in timber frames in Maine since 1995. Our team has over twenty five years of experience with timber frame homes in Maine and throughout New England and have travelled as far as Colorado to install our custom timber frame homes.

Located in Sanford, Maine our timber frame team has significantly lower overhead than some of our competitors, and we provide a quality timber frame that is equal or superior to most of the bigger companies. Unlike some other Maine timber framers, we pass that savings along to our clients, allowing them to have affordable and beautiful timber frame homes.

In addition to our experience with timber frame homes in Maine, we also provide traditional framing, SIPS panel installation services, traditional framing, and general contracting (within 50 miles of Sanford). Our team has completed timber frame installs across the country – from Maine to Colorado to Texas.

Locally, you can see our work at the Saco Amtrak Station and Hussey Seating Engineer Building in the Berwicks.

A brief overview of the services provided by Top Notch Timber Frames:

  • Base Frame, Base Frame and Panel, w/Frame and Panel Install
  • Shoulder and Spline Method
  • Traditional joinery, oak pegs, maple splines
  • Finished Planed On-Site During Erection of Frame
  • Native Eastern White Pine (standard) – Kiln Dried Optional
  • Other Wood Species Available (Oak, Douglas Fir)
  • Kits available for shipping (timber frames and panels)
  • 2×6 T&G 2nd Floor Deck Framing (can be used as a finish floor system)
  • Windows, Doors, Siding – Optional
  • We Will Travel to Install Our Frame

As you can see, we offer a wide variety of services and options for timber frame homes in Maine and beyond.