Green Oak Frame Construction
Having visited the site on at least one occasion, points of access for timber, plant and equipment will already have been established. The timbers are unloaded and stacked as close as practicable to the build area.
The first parts of the frame are installed relative to established setting out points, ready for the next layer of timbers. In this respect, there is always a strict sequence of fitting to be followed. As it is mainly a matter of reassembling and pegging the constituent frames created in the workshop, this process usually takes place very rapidly causing a minimum of noise and disruption. In a very short time it gives rise to a fully formed self-supporting structure.
As the oak matures, some surface cracks can start to appear on many of the timbers. These are perfectly normal and do not affect the strength of the frame. Indeed, it is widely held that this adds much to its character and appeal.
Once installed, the area it occupies is totally transformed both inside and out, to become a beautiful and functional living space that will last a lifetime - and many more besides.
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