Lifting and moving buildings has become a popular method of hazard mitigation, energy-efficient retrofitting, and historic preservation. PERCH specializes in solving the structural and geotechnical challenges of these endeavors.
1057 Herring Brook Rd, Moretown, VT
1875 Maston Hill Rd, Granville, VT
PERCH designed a low-tech method to elevate an existing timber frame for construction of a 12-inch insulated floor underneath. Working with architect Hearth Design-Build, PERCH specified a pair of Pratt trusses built from 8×8 rough-cut timbers and lag-bolted to the frame. The timbers were later reused to build the roof of the addition. PERCH also consulted on the configuration of floor joists and the depth and connection of open-web joist rafters.