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Timber House Construction

Timber In The Frame

House building in Britain has, to varying degrees, employed timber as a building partner since the beginning of recorded time.

Ceremonial burial sites, and major defensive fortifications aside, homes have been built in stone incorporating timber, and in timber with incorporating stone, brick, and mortar since Roman times.

Many fine examples of timbered and semi-timbered houses still stand today, witness to the material’s durability. The material that looks out at us from medieval and Tudor buildings is oak.

Until the seventeen hundreds, Britain had abundant forests of oak, a material durable and hard, which is why it is still visible in certain types of Continue reading Timber House Construction