Why Choose Old Hampshire Designs?

Choosing a reputable builder is the most important decision you make when you decide to build your dream home. Old Hampshire Designs is one of the most distinguished independent representatives for Timberpeg, an internationally renowned timber framing company. We’ve earned our reputation by designing and constructing award-winning homes in the Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee region of New Hampshire and Vermont since 1984. We’re committed to quality craftsmanship, excellent customer service, and are a leader in green building practices and energy-efficient design.

What is Design/Build?

A design/build firm oversees the entire building process, which includes creating plans, acquiring permits, and constructing the home. The collaboration of design and build at Old Hampshire Designs creates a greater connection between the two processes of designing and building your home. The results are projects that successfully stay within budget and meet the goals of the original design.

This collaborative environment allows a more streamlined process from start to finish, and we can quickly solve any issues that arise during construction. As a design/build firm, Old Hampshire Designs will work with you from the start of the design process until you’re ready to move into your new home.

What is Timber Frame/ Timberpeg?

For 25 years, Old Hampshire Designs has been a representative of Timberpeg, an internationally leading timber framing company. Setting the standard for quality design and construction, Timberpeg homes are based on a modular system of engineering with more than 50 basic designs that can be easily adapted to meet your site and lifestyle needs. Old Hampshire Designs will work with you to custom design the ideal home for you and your family. For more information about Timberpeg construction visit

The Design Process

We offer a no obligation initial review of your house lot site by one of our designers. In the next step we’ll create conceptual sketches, and then move forward to design and construction drawings, and, finally, complete specifications that cover all aspects of your home’s design.

The Construction Process

Old Hampshire Designs offers complete construction services. We handle everything from start to finish, from obtaining building permits and shoreline protection applications to completing the finishing touches. We’ve been building homes for 25 years and our service often continues beyond the traditional warranty, making sure our customers are completely satisfied with their new homes. Old Hampshire Designs has also successfully collaborated on plans developed by architects and other designers.

We want you to not only love your new home, but also have an enjoyable experience throughout the entire design and construction process. Because we’re a design/build firm, we’ll work with you on every aspect to make sure the plans you choose meet your lifestyle and budget, and that construction runs smoothly from start to finish. Give us a call or send us a note no matter where you are in your planning process; no question is too small to ask.

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