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...
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...
Professionals undertaking surveys of timber frame buildings should have an understanding of the overall design and typical detailing employed in this form of construction.
The approach to surveying a timber framed house is no different from that used for other methods of construction. There are many similarities with brick...