Hog Barn to Musical Instrument ShopNew Market, MD, Maryland
Fitzgerald's Heavy Timber Construction was approached in 2008 to restore a small barn that had orginally been built to house hogs. While the Client had no desire to raise hogs, he did want us to salvage the unique structure. As the project developed the owner decided that the tiny structure (under 400 square feet) would be a perfect home for thier stringed instrument repair work shop. We replaced those original timbers that had been damaged or deteriorated, installed a full basement and reconfigured the interior framing to create usable space on two floors, covered the frame with Structural Insulated Panels, and fitted out the interior with all the appointments of a hand-tool oriented workshop, including a bathroom and spiral stair between levels.
Zoning and Permitting were major factors in this job. Many times our customers have already hit walls in those areas and ask us to lend our expertise to meet the requirements of local governments, planning boards, and historic commissions. We have a fantastic track record of working with those agencies to find ways to bring projects through to success.
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