Traditional Timber Frames is a specialist timber framing business led by Chris Nance.  We are based in the Southern Highlands of NSW and since starting in 2009, have worked on a range of projects Australia wide.

Our business is a small and passionate team that prides itself on the finest craftsmanship, attention to detail, customer service and exceptional value for our clients.

We design and build traditionally crafted heavy timber frames (often called post and beam frames) using ethically sourced timbers for public buildings, houses, garages, furniture, joinery and a range of other structures.

Working alongside Architects, Home Owners, Building Contractors and others, we help create quality buildings that are sustainable, unique, beautiful and affordable.

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




I build timber frames because I love the beautifully natural materials, the creative and technical skills required, the physical strength, handmade craftsmanship and the legacy these frames provide to the built environment.
I believe that inspiration comes from those that have the care and skills to create beautiful things, and that trees and timber will save the world.


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Traditional timber framing is definitely unique, much like the tools and materials used. That uniqueness is what I love, as there is nothing quite like raising a frame you’ve been working on for weeks or even months. It truly is rewarding.


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I think that the world as it is today is not the one we are obliged to hand on to generations to come. I think we can do better. By designing and building homes which are not only sustainable, but self-sustaining and supportive of their occupants, we can free ourselves and our communities from the negative aspects of the modern world, while enhancing the positive ones. Through planning and design we can create a future to be proud of.



As the first year apprentice I am loving the new learning opportunities like making the pegs, coffee and being the butt of all jokes.



“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