Trussed rafters are individually designed components made from kiln-dried, strength-graded timber joined together with steel nailplates. They provide a structural framework to support the roof fabric, ceilings and/or floors. Continue reading Why Use Pre-Fabricated Trussed Rafters?
Value engineering is a systematic method to improve the “value” of goods or products and services by using an examination of function. Value, as defined, is the ratio of function to cost. Value can therefore be increased by either improving the function or reducing the cost. Continue reading Value Engineering
The origins of timber framed structures for the purpose of homes dates back to the Neolithic period. Some of the earliest discovered housing structures have been discovered in England and Scotland and date back to this time. Even today timber framed homes dating back to the 12th Century can be found across the country. Continue reading The Tried and Tested Timber Frame Formula
The key to any successful timber frame build is getting the main structure wind & water tight as soon as possible. With this in mind one of the main benefits of timber frame construction is its speed compared to traditional building methods. Continue reading The Speed of Timber Frame Construction
The fire resistance of a timber frame structure is achieved by protecting key areas such as: Walls, floors, roofs, door and window openings and electrical/plumbing service openings.
Certain methods can be implemented to fireproof the structure: Continue reading How To Fireproof Your Timber Frame
Metal Web Joists are a fine-tuned, engineered floor and roof solution, offering unlimited design flexibility – outperforming conventional timber and I-Joists for similar building applications.
At Kestrel Timber Frame, our timber frame kits include metal web joists as standard and our sales and design team can incorporate metal web joists into the roof structure where applicable. Continue reading The Advantages of Metal Web Joists