Materials and Techniques
Timber frame techniques and materials
When clients walk into our show barn, often they walk over to the large oak beams and touch them, run their hand over them, sigh, and talk about how it makes them feel. The first thing that many people comment on when they walk into the workshops is the smell of the fresh oak.
Whatever structure you are creating we understand that you are concerned with the overall feel of the finished space, along with the interaction of the design, space and light, the choice of materials and timber frame techniques is vital.
We have extensive experience in many different construction techniques, work with a variety of timbers, regularly combine them with steel and glass, providing options on details and finishes.
Whatever inspires you, and whatever you are looking for, we can help.
This section will help you to get familiar with the materials we work with and their characteristics, cover some of the considerations which could help you plan your build and hopefully provide some inspiration!
Don’t forget that timber frames can combine with any exterior materials you choose, meaning the external appearance can blend entirely with your local building styles.
We work with the big three quality construction timbers readily available in the UK – oak, Douglas fir and larch. We source from PEFC and FSC certified suppliers meaning you can be sure that the forestry methods are responsible and the stocks sustainable. We also work in Glulaminated beams which are available in many different timbers. Lesser softwoods can be used internally for sarking boards, and we commonly use Western Red Cedar as exterior cladding.
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We’d love to talk through your project and ideas – contact us.