Round timber in construction: An introduction
In This Series
- Assessment of the durability and engineering properties of lesser-known hardwood timber species for use in marine and freshwater construction
- Avoiding landfill through effective wood waste disposal and a shift in product focus
- Bracing for non-domestic timber trussed rafter roofs
- Cross-laminated timber: an introduction
- Environmentally responsible construction: Community wood recycling
Wood is man's oldest structural material, and prior to the introduction of tools such as saws it was largely used in its natural round form, often connected together with lashings rather than by mechanical jointing.
This document gives readers an outline of the applications of round timber, including the historical context of its application as a building material, the different types of structures which can be created using round timber and some of the more common structural forms, assemblies and details of round timber construction.
- Historical background
- A favorable context
- Log construction (log homes or log cabins)
- Structural round timber for buildings
- Typical structural forms
- Mono-pitch and duo-pitch post and beam
- Propper frame
- Pole barn
- Three hinges portal frame
- Two hinges portal frame
- Space frame
- Typical details
- Other applications for structural round timber
A list of British Standards which relate directly to timber, updated bimonthly.
This document contains a fully comprehensive list of all the most up to date Wood Information Sheets (WIS) published by TRADA. Available to members for free or non-members for £12.00, these Wood Information Sheets provide technical guidance related to almost every timber topic under the sun.
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The term 'timber engineering hardware' encompasses a diverse range of metal components made of steel plate, sheet or strip, which are used to connect timber members together, usually in conjunction with dowel-type metal fasteners.
Timber engineering components have widely replaced traditional carpentry joints, due to their ease of use,...