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Harsh New England winters caused farmers to rethink entry into their barns-resulting in relocation of the huge doors to the taller gable end. This also works well with metal roofing as the snow accumulation will not impede access through the sliding barn doors. The New England Gable Barn is majestic in its stature sporting a high roof pitch with ample roof overhangs. When sited on hilly terrain, this barn can offer a third story by becoming a bank barn.

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New England Gable Barn Londonderry
Designed originally as our timber-framed model housing our office and workshop this classy New England Gable barn later became transformed into a deluxe barn home. Inspired from old barn drawings, this rough sawn timber frame gave us endless options with the open floor plan. The second floor height is raised over the shop while a more than ample 9' ceiling in the office produces a voluminous room above with tall picture window between the two casements.

To emulate a 9-lite barn sash we sized the no-maintenance Marvin aluminum clad casements accordingly. The warranted, pre-painted siding and standing seam roofing rounded off the wish list for low upkeep. Unlike the exterior, the interior pine boards run horizontally as horse stalls would. Stone facing on the foundation handsomely balances the insulation panels overhanging the frame while the roof patiently awaits the crown of a massive 4-gable cupola. With radiant heat in the slab and Hi-R stress skin panels insulating the walls, this barn is functional as well as fabulous.
4 Gable Cupola | Interior | Another Interior | Workshop

Grand Barn
Bill and Lisa made the decision to move the family and business from Wells to Dorset. After finding an historic home with land on Route 30, we helped Bill design a workshop that would accommodate his woodworking machinery on the lower level and showcase his awesome furniture upstairs. The 28' x 50' frame was sheathed with 1" pine boards, enveloped with foam laminate insulation panels, and sided with vertical shiplap. Insulated French doors welcome the public, and a rear attached shed addition houses the dust collector system. Truly an aesthetically pleasing and functional barn for William Laberge, Cabinetmaker. Under Construction  •  107 Quiet Acres Road  •  Manchester VT 05255  •  802-367-3021     Follow us on Facebook

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