Barn Restoration

After a century or two of hard service and exposure to the elements, many of America's barns and historic agricultural buildings are suffering from structural damage brought on by decades of sustained neglect. Long experience with repairing these type of timber framed buildings allows us to understand and efficiently address their needs. Fitzgerald's Heavy Timber Construction, Inc. is the full service timber frame specialist, furnishing appropriate solutions for historic barns by combining traditional craftsmanship and technical innovation. We operate our own sawmill so that we can control the quality and availability of the timbers that we use. To protect the barns we restore, we provide complete sheet metal roofing services as well. For historic barn restoration projects experienced management enables us to control costs, deliver projects on time and to produce work which is worthy of the master joiners of the past.


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Dickerson, MD Barn

Dickerson, MD Barn

Dickerson
Maryland

This bank barn was long abandoned and on the verge of collapse when we began work.  Restoration Complete in February of 2013. As seen in the photo above, however, restoration complete -- May 2013 -- witch's windows repainted.

Fairfield Bank Barn

Fairfield Bank Barn

Fairfield
Pennsylvania

Our client, wishing to retire to the idyllic Pennsylvania countryside, asked us to restore his beautiful bank barn and prepare it to support his cattle operations. As seen in the photo above, a functional beauty, ready to serve another century.

Bank Barn Restoration

Bank Barn Restoration

Near Frederick
Maryland

This customer asked us to restore and put back into service her traditional bank barn.  We did so, taking care to ensure that all repairs were made using appropriate materials and methods to match the existing work.   Work included: repair of the forebay and doors with existing hinges, rebuilding the...

Linden Farm Barn Restoration

Linden Farm Barn Restoration

Near Dickerson
Maryland

The Linden Farm, owned by Montgomery County, MD, is leased to the Sugarloaf Citizens Association for use as a Historic Agricultural Center.  The site comprises four barns, which by the end of the 20th century had fallen into various states of disrepair.  FHTC was contracted to perform repairs on the...

Historic 1880's Bank Barn Restoration

Historic 1880's Bank Barn Restoration

Dickerson
Maryland

This historic barn is one of many that we have helped preserve which were constructed in the 19th century by a Mr. Hilton -- a prominent framer who's barns still stand throughout Frederick Co. and the surrounding area. The techniques and design choices still evident in the barn frame act...

Kingsley Corncrib

Kingsley Corncrib

Gaithersburg, Montgomery County
Maryland

Restoration of center bay corncrib, center bay is for equipment storage, a traditional layout. A new standing seamed sheet metal roof was produced by our own roofing sheet metal crew.  Side bays were corncribs. As seen in the above photo, Kingsley Corncrib, after extensive restoration. 

Dahlgren Road Bank Barn

Dahlgren Road Bank Barn

Frederick County
Maryland

Structural restoration of a severely damaged historic timber bank barn, a last minute rescue operation.  This barn was witness to the battle of South Mountain in the Civil War and still wears the scars from musket fire. As seen in the photo above, Dahlgren Street barn restoration project, finished view of exterior...

Corn Crib Renovation

Corn Crib Renovation

New Market
Maryland

This historic corn crib and wagon shed had fallen into disrepair.  FHTC stabilized the structure on a new foundation, repaired the timber framing, replaced the siding and roof, enclosed the drive bay with timber framed doors, and added a shed addition to house the Client's wood drying kiln. As seen...

Keymar Barn Restoration

Keymar Barn Restoration

Keymar
Maryland

Rafters, bent framing and floor joists had become structurally unsound.  The cause was a a wind damaged roof left unrepaired for several years. The new owner wanted to save the barn and called on Fitzgerald's Heavy Timber Construction for assistance. New timbers were custom cut to the appropriate dimensions. Following the details of...