Step 1: On-site Design Consultation
Meeting with you at your property, this initial phase will include a preliminary assessment of your tree (including pictures and measurements) and a discussion of what your dreams are for the treehouse. Schuyler will then either guide you to a predesigned treehouse or work with you on a custom design.
Step 2: Estimate
Once a design has been settled on, an estimate will be done. Because each of our treehouses are custom, based on your needs and the site it is built on, no two treehouses are the same price. Our goal is to give you the best pricing to suit your needs while delivering quality and safety.
Step 3: Premanufacture
After the estimate is approved, an ISA Certified Arborist will visit you at your site to give the tree a complete inspection. He will check to make sure that the tree is up to the task of supporting your treehouse and guests. Trimming of the tree is sometimes required and can be handled by our arborist at an additional cost.
After the inspection, manufacturing will begin. To allow for building accuracy and efficiency, 90% of the construction will happen off-site. After an off-site mock-up, the treehouse will be disassembled and transferred to your site for final assembly.
Step 4: Installation
The treehouse will arrive as components and be assembled around the base of the tree. The upper attachment points on which the treehouse will be supported will be set in the tree. This is either done by a boom lift (if the site allows access for one), or by climbing the tree. The skeletal structure of the treehouse is lifted into the air and attached to the attachment points. Once in the air, final decking and railings are attached as well as access (ladder, stairs, etc.). Installation usually takes 3-5 days, depending on the complexity of design.
Step 5: Annual Inspection
While our treehouses are engineered to last 20+ years, it is recommended to have an annual inspection done. The inspection will look at the health of the tree, attachment points, and overall safety of the structure. This is available at an additional cost.