Barn Conversion

With suburban sprawl increasing and untold acres of farmland being converted into developments, creative adaptive re-use is often the only alternative to demolition for many of the historic barns which still anchor our rural landscape. Because of their handsome timber frames and wide open plans and spaces, they easily lend themselves to a variety of innovative designs and new applications. Fitzgerald's Heavy Timber Construction, Inc. is a general contractor experienced in both new timberframe design and construction and in historic restoration. We have seen that historic building technologies can create unexpected issues for designers and project managers not used to adapting them to modern requirements.  Our comprehensive approach enables us to provide a complete design, budget, and schedule for the most complex conversion project, ensuring a beautiful, functional and treasured result. 


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