Balloon frame

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(Carp.) a house frame constructed altogether of small timber.
etc. See under Balloon, Cant, etc.

See also: Balloon, Frame

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We knocked down the fire in the first floor but because of the balloon frame the fire made its way into the third floor and into the attic and went right across the third floor into the attic on the other side of building.
Deputy Chief Kirouac said the building had a balloon frame, which means there are open channels along the sides of the house.
Homes in the heartland; balloon frame farmhouses of the upper Midwest.
If you live in or travel through the upper Midwest, you've seen hundreds of balloon frame houses--you just may not have known that's what they were called.
Peterson presents Homes in the Heartland: Balloon Frame Farmhouses of the Upper Midwest, the true story of the architectural phenomenon of balloon frame house construction that pervaded Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin from 1850 to 1920, which allowed settlers to establish affordable permanent frontier homes.
In the mid-1800s the invention of the balloon frame, held together with nails instead of complexjoints, virtually ended timber framing.
Each level must be framed separately, platform style, or by using full-length panels and hanging the floor framing, balloon frame style.
Though the 1885 Victorian above needed a complete energy overhaul, it had a major built-in asset: its balloon frame.
Apart from the Lustron House, non architectural popular housing including important developments such as the mail order houses of the 1920s, the Quonset Huts of the 1940s, and the ubiquitous balloon frame is represented in the exhibition only by easy-tomiss, passing references.
Mignard said church buildings are difficult to save from a fire due to their balloon frame construction.