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Traditional Timber Frames is a specialist heavy timber framing company catering to all parts of the commercial and residential building industry. Our workshop is located in the Southern Highlands of NSW where we hand craft post and beam style frames and trusses for a range of projects Australia wide.

Our small and passionate team prides itself on the finest craftsmanship, attention to detail, and handwork in the classic English timber framing tradition. Our Director and Master Builder Chris Nance traveled to Wales in 2007 to learn this near forgotten craft from Master Carpenter Alan Ritchie. Upon returning home Chris set up shop in the back of his grandfather’s timber yard and began his timber framing journey. This has led to where we are today, creating the finest timber homes in Australia.

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We design and build traditionally crafted heavy timber frames (often called post and beam frames) using ethically sourced timbers for public buildings, barns, houses, garages, furniture, joinery and a range of other structures. We use tools and joinery methods that are traced back through the middle ages to ancient Rome, where the great villas of the Patricians were built in identical fashion to homes we build today.
Working alongside Clients, Architects, home owners, and building contractors, we help create the highest quality buildings which are sustainable, unique, and exude a timeless beauty.

If you have a project in mind or would like to find out how we can assist your build, please get in touch.


“I would like to say how impressed we were with your professionalism when building and installing the kitchen building on our property. We could see you have a passion for what you do”Wayne and Belinda

“Hi Chris, I wanted to email you personally to say how thrilled I am with your work on my garage and house. It’s a beautiful piece of workmanship and I was absolutely thrilled to see it personally yesterday. It’s a work of art. Thank you so much”Helen in Austinmer

“Hi Chris, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all the work on the frame. It looks absolutely awesome and both Sophie and I are thrilled to bits. We definitely chose well in you and your team and want to thank you so much”Jamie and Sophie


Chris Nance
In 2009 after returning from the UK, Chris established Traditional Timber Frames with a passion for timber, craftsmanship and making beautiful things.


Andrew began at Traditional Timber Frames as our first apprentice in 2010. He is now our lead craftsman and is the man in charge of creating our beautiful frames.


Daniel is the youngest member of our team, and if you ask him why he loves his work, “I like creating masterpieces”…


Hayley is who you’ll probably chat to on the phone, when you give us a call. She normally has to put up with Chris talking her ear off about woodwork, so loves a chance to talk to customers about their cool projects !!

Luke Chapman

Luke is a qualified carpenter, studying to complete his builders license and was drawn to the trade after being inspired by the beautiful buildings of Europe during his travels.

Adam Hickman

Adam is a carpenter and timber framer who has a strong passion for tradition, sustainability and craftsmanship.

Paul Balabka

Paul Balabka
Paul is the man behind the scenes who keeps the workshop looking sharp and running like clockwork.



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