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Oak-Framed Buildings

Author/EditorNewman, Rupert (Author)
Publisher: GMC Publications
ISBN: 9781784946616
Pub Date11/04/2023
BindingPaperback
Pages192
Dimensions (mm)260(h) * 215(w)
Oak-framed Buildings is a practical and inspiring guide to their design and construction, written by expert craftsman Rupert Newman.
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Oak-framed Buildings is a practical and inspiring guide to their design and construction, written by expert craftsman Rupert Newman. Oak-framed buildings have been with us for centuries and they are here to stay. They are beautiful, durable and environmentally friendly, and by marrying traditional and modern materials they can be brought to a very high standard of energy-efficiency. This is a practical book on the technique of timber-frame construction for carpenters, builders and aspiring self-builders, but it will also be a source of inspiration to anyone who appreciates beautiful buildings. Full-colour photographs show projects by the author and others both complete and under construction, and structural details are clearly explained both in photographs and in three-dimensional drawings. Here is a traditional craft brought fully up to date for the 21st century. Topics covered include: past and present, making a start, understanding the structure, frame design, the construction process, raising the frame, walls and roofs, second fix, finishing off, and future of timber building.

Oak-framed Buildings is a practical and inspiring guide to their design and construction, written by expert craftsman Rupert Newman. Oak-framed buildings have been with us for centuries and they are here to stay. They are beautiful, durable and environmentally friendly, and by marrying traditional and modern materials they can be brought to a very high standard of energy-efficiency. This is a practical book on the technique of timber-frame construction for carpenters, builders and aspiring self-builders, but it will also be a source of inspiration to anyone who appreciates beautiful buildings. Full-colour photographs show projects by the author and others both complete and under construction, and structural details are clearly explained both in photographs and in three-dimensional drawings. Here is a traditional craft brought fully up to date for the 21st century. Topics covered include: past and present, making a start, understanding the structure, frame design, the construction process, raising the frame, walls and roofs, second fix, finishing off, and future of timber building.

Rupert Newman has been actively involved in carpentry since the age of 12. Having completed a degree in naval architecture, he began work as a carpenter and shipwright, but soon came to realise his true passion was building house frames, roofs and other large structures. He founded Westwind Oak Buildings in the late 1980s, a company that specialises in building modern structures with green oak in the traditional way. Rupert is the chairman of the Oak Frame Training Forum and vice chairman of the Carpenters Fellowship, and was integral in establishing the NVQ in Structural Post & Beam Carpentry. Rupert's infectious enthusiasm for his subject makes this book the ideal guide to the world of oak-framed buildings. His fascination with the techniques involved in constructing an oak frame, and his obvious love of the buildings themselves, bring the history, processes and buildings to life. He is based near Bristol, UK.

Introduction A Brief History of Timber Framing Starting Off Case Study 1: From Tragic Beginnings to a Triumphant End Designing Frames Case Study 2: The Minstrel Frame The Structural Qualities of Oak Making Frames 89 Raising Frames Case Study 3: Oak Frame and Structurally Insulated Panels The Building Envelope Case Study 4: Sustainability at the Gateway Centre Finishing Details Further Reading Useful Contacts Glossary Index

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