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Panel-Framing is our specialized construction method developed by Montsweag Brook Corporation over ten years to allow precise, quality construction on challenging site locations. Our first Panel-Framed structure was a garage in a congested neighborhood. This method allowed us to fabricate the structure in our heated shop, and then construct the entire structure in a single day in early spring with minimal impact on the neighbors and the site.

The first Panel-Frame structure was such a a success, that we have continued to refine our technique over the years for optimal efficiency, durability, fit and finish. Panel-Framing is a hybrid method of construction consistent with established principals of modern building science. Our Bungalows can be left uninsulated or they can be fully finished with heating and cooling. Each Bungalow is still a unique structure with individual design and materials selections. The technique is very flexible and adaptable to virtually any design configuration.

The basic concept includes modular stick framed walls (or SIP panel walls), timber frame ceiling elements, and interlocking natural, sealed wood sheathing in combination with air barrier house wrap. All design and engineering is done in-house to ensure consistency with our Panel-Framing system. While our clients determine the choice of building products, we tend to use high quality solutions such as Marvin Integrity windows and doors, Ideal Metal Roofing, Tyvec House Wrap, Advantech subflooring, ChoiceDeck exterior decking, and Vycor Weathershield. Insulation can actually be designed into the structure from the beginning using either EPS SIP panels or XEPS foam in-fill solutions, depending on the intended use of the spaces.

Panel Framing provides flexible design in a cost-effective solution. Timber Frame elements instill beauty and strength to to the otherwise lightweight, efficient structure. Panels are pre-fabricated in a controlled shop environment to ensure quality and precision so the structure goes up quickly and stands for a long time to come.

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