What We Build
We make sustainable custom buildings and other structures that enhance people’s lives and help preserve the natural environment. When approaching residential, commercial or public projects, their beauty, health, comfort, energy efficiency and “seventh generation” durability are the pillars upon which we build. In our 40+ year history, we have designed, engineered and constructed over 1,000 structures of every size and for every budget. Known for reviving timber framing in America, as well as for our high-performance building envelopes, Bensonwood’s innovative solutions to building problems have attracted the attention and collaboration of some of America’s leading architects, as well as MIT, Unity College, and HUD’s PATH initiative.
When you begin a project with Bensonwood, you have access to our team of designers, architects, and project managers, who will use their years of industry experience to shepherd your project from initial conception through construction. Your project manager and project job captain will oversee your project both in our shops and on-site, leading to a smooth, rapid construction schedule.
How We Build
“Working with Tedd Benson and his staff, we’ve been able to design and make a barn out of new wood that’s been made to look and feel old, a functional space that evokes not only the ancient barns of New England but its spiritual spaces as well.” – Filmmaker Ken Burns
Over our long history we have worked with many of America’s most renowned architects and welcome the chance to collaborate on high-performance residential, commercial and institutional projects to help your clients achieve ENERGY STAR, LEED, Net Zero Energy or Passive House energy performance goals.
Bensonwood is acknowledged as a premier designer-builder of energy-efficient timber frame, hybrid and other high-performance homes and commercial buildings. Our mission is to find better ways to build, while consistently improving people’s lives.
News & Blogs
The Building Cycle is Bensonwood’s blog and main source of project updates and company news. Also check out Bensonwood founder Tedd Benson’s blog on sustainable, high-performance building, The New House Rules.
Currently, we have a job in our panel shop that has a large number of big, Intus windows on many of the walls. Like all of our jobs, the windows are installed in the panel shop. Here is a short slide show of the Building Systems team putting in a large window in a vertically-hung panel:Read the full article…
ZŪM House by Unity Homes Featured on Tour
For its 2015 home tours, Modern Atlanta, an organization dedicated to promoting modern design, branched out to include other southeast regions. On May 30 and 31, 2015, as part of their Modern Asheville tour, the ZŪM house by Unity Homes was opened to the public.Read the full article…
In real estate, “comparables” seem to rule initial home valuations as much as any other single factor. Similar size homes in the same or similar neighborhoods often serve as a benchmark before other, less tangible characteristics, like condition, craftsmanship, energy performance, indoor health, or charm, come into play. And while one house may attract legions of buyers,Read the full article…
In Hartford, Connecticut’s famed Bushnell Park, under a giant oak tree, 48 hand-carved wooden horses, two lovers’ chariots and a Wurlitzer band organ, whirl around under a 24-sided pavilion, to the delight of children, newlyweds, and nostalgia lovers throughout the region. To add to this historic wooden carousel attraction—originally carved out of wood in Canton,Read the full article…