Last week the team were on site in Cornwall erecting phase 1 of our clients oak frame project.
The project is a replacement dwelling that consists of the main house a large garage with office and storage, both linked by a covered walkway. The clients have chosen oak to form the structure for the three components, together with 172mm thick Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) to form the envelope for the House and the garage, which Westwind oak will also be supplying.
The three structures have a variety of truss types used. The house consists mainly of interrupted tie beam trusses to allow maximum head room and usable span on the first floor, together with a sling brace truss in the garden room wing. The garage has 5 queen post trusses.