King-Post Trusses create an open-plan living space
Four Macrocarpa King-Post trusses using the Timberworks hidden steel-plate connection system. Please note the chip carving in photo 4 which is an option for all Timberworks clients.
Set in the beautiful outskirts of Hanmer, surrounded by 360 degree mountain views, this architect designed property is a stunning place to call home. The clients drew inspiration from the English style post and beam projects they saw on Grand Designs and in books and magazines and committed themselves to creating something similar. The Post and Beam is crafted from rough-sawn macrocarpa with a light sand and oiled finish. The post and beam extends throughout the living areas, Bed & Breakfast reception area, front entrance and covered verandahs. There are a multitude of exposed beams, posts, braces etc which look gorgeous in this extensive building. The combination of warm timbers and pale plastered walls creates a truly inviting home and the split-levels and mezzanine make for an interesting, characterful layout.
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This house design was inspired by the client’s desire to create a home with many unique features and functions; from the curved church-like front door, to the circular tower with a captain’s lookout on top. The large post and beam frame in the living areas creates an original, warm feel throughout the home. This hand crafted Timberworks frame is made of Macrocarpa and includes oversized main posts and rafters. It also has curved floor joists through the entrance foyer which give a nautical feel and the post and beam front entrance is carefully blended into the circular tower.
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.
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