WORK has started at a revolutionary new "modular house" factory that can see a timber-frame
home built in less than two weeks.
McMinnville-based contractor Winsome Construction announced Tuesday it will work with Woodhouse, one of the leading timber-frame
manufacturers in the United States, to build timber-frame
homes in Oregon.<br />Winsome handles both residential and commercial construction, including custom designs.
Scientists, architects, and engineers from Europe, the US, Saudi Arabia, and New Zealand describe the effects of protective panels on charring of timber elements in timber frame assemblies; the mechanical behavior of timber-concrete connections with inclined screws; the modeling of timber I-beams in bending; the structural behavior of cross-laminated timber panels by the state space approach; experimental and analytical assessment of racking resistance of partially anchored timber frame walls; using infrared techniques for assessing timber structures; and experimental tests on a hybrid timber-frame
This year, the firm, founded in 2008 by Steven Harris and Steve Brown, is expecting to grow annual turnover by almost a third, fuelled in part by its fast-growing timber-frame
A form of timber-frame
system, structural insulated panels, or SIPs, are solid panel sections with insulation sandwiched between two layers of oriented strand board (OSB).
houses are popular with self-builders because they can be erected quickly.
A three-quarter-round timber-frame
is assembled with flat sides of the wood facing out, making it easy to square and plumb the sides of the building.
Tom Lynch isn't quite so certain of the economics but he and his family could not be more pleased with the 2,000-square-foot addition Hardwick Post and Beam built onto their antique, timber-frame
farmhouse on Lanes Road in Westminster.
But Veldhuizen says he finds the mixtures of straw or wood chips with clay "really intriguing," particularly for the enclosures, or walls, of a timber-frame
The locust was used for timber-frame
accents and structural members in the house and porch.
The use of traditional timber-frame
detailing with mortise and tenon joints, for example, is a proven safeguard against earthquake collapse, with all masonry being independently reinforced and non load-bearing.
Today, he works in conjunction with his brother-in-law, Ian Dejoseph of South Wabi Creek Timber Frames, a contractor who specializes in post and beam and timber-frame