Modern timber frame is a massive, wooden structure of beams of classic half-timbered architectural style, made of glued laminated timber of coniferous species. Use of laminated wood allows to address several issues in construction and operation of half-timbered houses:
– rigidity of a design
– stability of geometric parameters
– durability of a wooden design.
Bearing elements are made from carefully dried glued wood, which features high performance and aesthetic values. Structural elements are produced using modern high-precision woodworking equipment. At the construction site they are covered with protective compounds. This allows you to keep the wood dry and make it highly flame resistant and contributes to its high resistance to adverse weather conditions and wood insects. The space between the beams can be both opaque and glass, and it is possible to use frameless glazing technology. The frame for such a “glass unit” is a solid, wooden cell of the half-timbered construction. High rates of energy saving at home are achieved through the use of low-emission glass.
The element that most defines a timber framer is the quality, integrity and strength of the joints that hold the beams together. A properly made joint will stay tight for generations. Joints play a major role in the structural behaviour of timber frame houses. All of our joints undergo in-house engineering to confirm their strength and integrity.