Investigating timber in historic buildings
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Sole plates are a vital element in a timber framed building. Their installation has a direct effect on the building's service life, line, level and plumb, and contributes to the speed of construction.
This Wood Information Sheet provides advice on getting the installation of sole plates right first...
Timber frame construction of some description is a method which has been around for millennia; however over time it has become a tremendously refined practice to the point that - as buildings of up to six storeys become widely used in England and Wales - timber frame constructions of today...
The main functions of cladding on a timber frame building are to provide weather resistance and create the external appearance required by the client.
Materials for cladding can be subdivided into two main categories: those which are self-supporting (built from their own foundation and tied back to the timber...