Modern build in Nelson with King-post trusses

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.

Modern home in Nelson

King-Post Trusses with Collar-Tie Beams in Christchurch

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 Trusses with Collar-Tie Beams in Mahana

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

Gazebo in Mapua

Gazebo, Mapua

Timberworks has designed and built a couple of Post and Beam gazebos as a mini show-homes for various exhibitions.  These were designed to be less than 10sqm so that they can be built without the need and expense of building consent.  Ideal for spa pool, garden, park setting or similar.  This one was sold on as a outdoor seating area.

Boathouse

Boathouse

Timberworks was asked to design an attractive Post and Beam frame to support some stunning custom designed western red cedar doors on the end of a small boathouse.