Ruby Bay Vineyard

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

Hammer-Beam Trusses in a Stonewood Home in Hokitika

Hammer-Beam Trusses in a Stonewood Home in Hokitika

These clients sought a significant timber feature elements for their living room and chose three Hammer-beam trusses.  The traditional joinery was strengthened with partially hidden steel connections to handle the extra roof loads.

Dramatic two-storey frame in Leigh

Dramatic two-storey frame in Leigh

This stunning location in Leigh, looking over the hills to the sea beyond was crying out for an equally sensational property.  The clients had researched timberframing and had many ideas they wanted to incorporate into their new home.  An extensive home with two-storey Great Hall and dining area was planned with single storey wings to either side.  Lawson cypress was used and all connections were made using traditional mortise and tenon joints.  Deep hammer-beam trusses were incorporated into the frame in the Great Hall, finished with carved pendants at the base of the hammer-posts.  Sadly, we don’t yet have any photos of the finished house but we’re confident it looks spectacular.