We will bring our crew to your site to raise the frame.
For us to be able to raise the frame, the foundation and subfloor must be in place. The foundation must be backfilled and we need power. We also need space to unload the timbers and place them in stacks prior to raising the frame.
We need three main things to facilitate a safe and timely raising:
NOTE: These requirements are a general rule-of-thumb only. On each and every project we send a sheet that details exactly what we need and for how long. That list must be followed instead of what is listed here. Failure to do so will result in raising delays.
- Tele-handler: This is used from day one of the raising until the last day. We will use it to unload / load trucks, lift smaller timbers into place, project men into place to help install timbers, etc. It must be a tele-handler and not a man-lift. The size, capacity, and time needed will vary with each frame. We do not need an operator supplied, one of our guys will run the tele-handler.
- Crane: This is not typically needed until the second day. It will be used to lift bents or trusses into position as well as installing smaller timbers where necessary. We will need the crane company to supply an operator.
- Scaffolding: Again, this is typically not needed until the second day. The scaffolding is the traditional “x-frame” scaffolding available at most rental companies. The amount we need will vary with each project; as a rule, we need planks and casters in addition to the framework.
We have a powerpoint detailing what we need for raisings on our “Building Details” page under the “Information” section.
First, when the anchor bolts are being cast into the concrete of the foundation, ensure that they are centered 2″ from the outside face of the concrete. This will prevent time delays and headaches during the SIPS installation.
The second thing to keep in mind is the sheer size of the SIP’s. They will need space to unload and stack the panels prior to installation.
If we have provided the house plans as well as the timber plans, contact us first with any issue. There is a good chance we have encountered the situation before and have some ideas on how to overcome the issue. If we are not the plan providers, contact us first with any questions relating to the timber frame. While we may not be able to answer all the questions relating to the plans developed by an outside designer, we’re certainly willing to field the question and work out a solution if possible.