This modern spec-built house in Nelson used 5 King-post trusses with raised bottom-chord to creature a dramatic, airy living area with plenty of character.
Variety of Truss Shapes in Community Buildings, Gracefield
The architect on this project chose to include eight Macrocarpa trusses in the new clubhouse building at Gracefield Lifestyle Village. There are three different truss shapes with two traditional shaped trusses supporting the gable ends outside, four ‘5-sided’ Trusses through the main open plan living area and two rectangular trusses in the spa room. The trusses compliment the stone feature walls beautifully and add to the quality atmosphere.
Queen-Post Trusses create open-plan living in Mapua
Tasman Trusses with exposed Purlins and Rafters
This house is located on a small, rural subdivision in an olive grove in Tasman, Nelson. The architectural theme for the subdivision was of a Tuscan style with all houses required to have clay tile roofs. The designer and clients decided to compliment this theme with four Timberworks Macrocarpa trusses together with exposed purlins and ridge beams. The pergola rafters with their decorative ends were also provided by Timberworks.
“We thoroughly enjoyed the experience of working with Timberworks on our home in 2006. We particularly appreciated the follow up service… We tell everyone who admires our lovely trusses where they were made.” – Trevor and Mary Furness-Weir
Timberworks-designed Tasman Trusses for Hope Community Church
The design brief for the renovation of a 1918 church building asked for a vineyard/café like atmosphere. The designer chose to use seven trusses plus some feature river stone elements, plywood feature paneling and timber pergolas to create this feel. The inclusion of Timberworks trusses has helped change what could have been a utilitarian building into a warmer more inviting space. The Macrocarpa trusses are connected with partially hidden steel connections which are painted black where exposed.
Hammer-beam trusses for Ruby Bay Vineyard
Local clients wanted to include a couple of attractive traditional trusses in the main living room of their new house on their vineyard. Of Scottish descent they chose an ornate Hammer-beam truss design which reminded them of home. Macrocarpa was used and an oil based red-beech stain applied to match the red-beech joinery reveals through the house.
“…the feeling of confidence and assurity of receiving a totally unique and quality product from professional craftsmen…..We feel privileged to have such an awe inspiring focus to our home that reflects a heritage of time honoured, traditional craftsmanship.” Audrey and Sam Watt – Ruby Bay Lodge & Vineyard
King-Post Trusses with Collar-Tie Beams in Christchurch
English clients in Tai Tapu chose three King-Post trusses with raised bottom chord for their double height dining room ceiling. The Macrocarpa trusses are connected with exposed 100 x 100 Macrocarpa Purlins which ties the trusses together both visually and structurally.
King-Post Truss with Queen Posts in Stoke
Here, one and a half external King-post trusses were designed, the larger of the two, also incorporating queen-posts. Combined with posts, rafters and eave beams, the end result was a dramatic outdoor entertaining area and entranceway to this house in Stoke.
King-Post Trusses with Collar-Tie Beams in Mahana
Having lived and built in Colorado, USA, these clients were very familiar with the traditional craft of timberframe construction and were keen to include some Timberworks features in their substantial renovation of an old shed. Six Macrocarpa King-post trusses with through-tenon and a raised bottom chord along with exposed purlins were incorporated into the design brief. These created a stunning feature in the main living area and together with a large number of additional old world design features created a timeless home.
“Our Mahana trusses combine state of the art beauty with old world craftsmanship, but born of today…” “..working with Timberworks was a great experience and we would do it again.” Kevin & Pamela Smith
Pool House with King and Queen Post Trusses
The designer of this large, rural Canterbury house was looking for something unusual to support the roof over an indoor swimming pool. The technical challenge with indoor swimming pools is the corrosive affect that the chlorine can have on any exposed steelwork. This makes a structural timber option more desirable and competitive financially. Five Queen Post trusses spanning 9.5m each were crafted using traditional mortise and tenon joinery to provide a stunning indoor space.
King-Post Trusses in a Richmond Cabin
Two beautiful Rimu King post trusses were crafted from dry timbers provided by the clients. These were installed in a guest cabin on the clients’ property to add warmth and character to a particularly attractive suite. This truss design included an optional ‘through tenon’ at the bottom of the King-post passing right through the tie-beam. The trusses were finished with an oil/polyurethane mix giving them a glossy look. Using a varnish or polyurethane is only an option with well dried timber.