15 Little Farm Rd

PERCH designed two header beams for a house in South Hero, VT, enabling the homeowner to remove a wall. Steel beam and flitch plate solutions were discarded due to their weight and complexity. A quadruple LVL picked up the floor joist loads over an 18-foot span while maintaining the existing ceiling height. PERCH designed columns built into the stud walls to support the header beams, and also developed an installation procedure including temporary support of the floor joists.