Classic Post & Beam

Jonathan French

Classic Post & Beam is a respected New England family company that has designed and manufactured timber homes since 1980. Jonathan French, president, is a second-generation owner who continues the same business philosophy his father established decades ago.

Design is all-important, so each individual home has a team working on its completion.  The company’s sales staff is trained to help design homes and guide clients every step of the way. The Classic engineering and drafting department adds extraordinary flexibility.

There are three choices for wood species. On the East Coast, Classic is known for its exceptional eastern white pine. Clients can also choose red oak or Douglas fir, the most traditional timber-frame material. All wood is hand-selected for appearance and stability. Beams are cut to order to ensure a proper fit, then numbered and keyed to the individual plan.

Every Classic home features state-of-the-art structural insulated panels, known as SIPs, which combine tremendous insulating quality and strength. The insulation envelope is up to 30% better than current energy codes.

SIPs have channels for wiring.

In addition, Classic provides one of the most complete materials packages available. Included are trusted names including Andersen windows, Cape Cod siding, Jeld-Wen doors, Yale locks and more. An itemized materials list is included with all literature.

Great care is taken to make sure every home arrives on site, on time and in perfect condition. Along with the home, a detailed step-by-step construction guide, with photos, is delivered to ensure that assembly is easy and trouble-free.

The result is totally individual. Post and beam is one of the world’s oldest and most-respected building processes. A home designed and manufactured under the guidance of Classic Post & Beam will always be  special. By its nature, it also becomes a place of beauty, an enduring place of respite — with timeless appeal.