Old Hampshire Designs is an award-winning design/build company located in New London, NH. We have been helping people create the home and buildings of their dreams in the Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee region since 1984. Whether you’re looking for a Timberpeg® timber frame, a conventionally framed home or office, or anything in between, we will work with you to create a structure that meets your individual style and objectives.
We invite you to browse through our portfolios and hope you enjoy touring some of the custom homes and commercial projects we have built for our satisfied clients. Though it represents just a small sample of the hundreds of projects we have completed, we offer it as an introduction to some of our award-winning and finely crafted details such as fireplaces, interior trim and paneling, stairways, masonry and magnificent windows. Thank you for visiting. We look forward to hearing from you.
Old Hampshire Designs has been a representative of Timberpeg, an internationally leading timber framing company since 1984. Setting the standard for quality design and construction, Timberpeg homes are based on a modular system of engineering with many 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 structure for your objectives. For more information about Timberpeg construction, visit timberpeg.com.
We’ve earned our reputation by designing and constructing award-winning conventional homes for 30 years. Regardless of the style you choose, we’re committed to quality craftsmanship and excellent customer service. We are a leader in green building practices and energy-efficient design. We handle everything from start to finish and our service often continues beyond the traditional warranty to ensure that our customers are completely satisfied.
By definition, hybrid homes combine the best of both conventional and timberframe construction methods and the design options are endless. Hybrid new home construction is a cost-effective way to highlight distinctive craftsmanship in specific areas best suited for showcasing architectural detail such as in a great room. A spectacular timberframed addition is also a popular way to add value, openness, light and beauty to any conventional structure.
We enjoy working with our commercial clients who often want energy efficient, comfortable, professional environments for their employees that will also make a favorable impression on their own customers. At Old Hampshire Designs we view all of our customized design/build projects as an opportunity to build on what we do best: establish lasting relationships with our clients that match the integrity of our buildings.
As a design/build firm Old Hampshire Designs coordinates directly with you throughout the entire building process. We begin by offering you a no obligation initial review of your site by one of our designers. The next step involves creating conceptual sketches. During the design phase we work with you to determine your goals, develop a budget and create your customized plans complete with construction specifications. We then acquire the permits, manage the subcontractors and billing, and construct the home. The integrated design/build collaborative is a proven construction approach that results in a highly efficient and seamless transition from initial concept to completion.
If you’re already working with your own architect or designer, we also enjoy working exclusively as a General Contractor. We are available for renovation consultations and commercial construction. Our skill set and expertise results in projects that successfully stay within the budget and timeframe that you choose. Please let us know if you have any specific questions about this process, we are here to help.
A Common Sense Approach
Our approach to green building starts with common sense. Basic principles, such as siting the house to take advantage of passive solar gain, proper insulation and ventilation, and using the right windows, can make a huge difference in your home’s energy efficiency and impact on the environment. We also work with a LEED-certified architect and are a proud member of the New Hampshire Green Building Council. We’ll work with you to develop a green building plan that meets both your needs and budget.
Building Green From Start to Finish
Old Hampshire Designs is an Energy Star Partner and green building begins well before we break ground on your new home. Whether your home is conventionally framed, timber framed or a hybrid of the two, we can provide you with FSC-certified wood, grown in well-managed forests as certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. Timperpeg®’s factory cut frames from FSC-certified Douglas fir or eastern white pine grown here in the northeast, plus their Structural Insulated Panel (SIP’s) system of construction minimizes waste. As a building material, wood is a renewable resource, grown without artificial energy, and endures for generations. It is also important that our suppliers share the same commitment to sustainable practices and we seek out individuals and businesses that work towards green building.
Finding the Right Shade of Green
All Timberpeg homes exceed Energy Star ratings, and we can custom design your home to go up to the level of green that’s right for you. Technology has made former cost-prohibitive energy improvements, such as closed-cell insulation and solar voltaic shingles, more affordable than ever before. But it’s also important to understand which technologies make sense for your lifestyle and budget before you invest. We’ve been building “green” since we began in 1984, and can help you explore your green options to both reduce energy dependence and create a safe, healthy home.
From left to right (Back Row): Jakob Ulrich, Jay Tucker, President; Bill Andrews, Project Manager; Karen Lafiosca, Accounts Manager, Bill Demers, Project Manager; Elliot Tucker, (Front Row) Wendy Parker, Office Manager; Samuel Tucker, CAD Designer; Michael West
Jay Tucker, President, began Old Hampshire Designs in 1984 after working for Timberpeg as both a designer and production coordinator. He is a member of the National Association of Home Builders, the New Hampshire Green Building Council, the Greater Lake Sunapee Chamber of Commerce, and the Better Business Bureau. He earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of New Hampshire, and MBA at Plymouth State University.
Bill Andrews, Project Manager, graduated from Keene State University and has worked in the building construction industry for over 30 years. Several of the homes Bill has built are featured on our website. Bill also taught woodworking at the Cardigan Mountain School.
Bill Demers got an early start as a custom finish carpenter while working as an apprentice in his father’s business. The Demers Wood Specialties team began subcontracting for Old Hampshire Designs, Inc. in 1995, producing custom millwork for residential and commercial building contracts. Bill made the transition to becoming a Project Manager with Old Hampshire Designs in 2019.
Karen Bennett Lafiosca has worked for Old Hampshire Designs for 17 years as the Accounts Manager, providing accounting, customer service, and all-around support.
Wendy Parker is our Office Manager. She joined us in 2013 and provides administrative support for the whole Old Hampshire Designs team. Wendy also spearheads our marketing and customer relations.