king post truss


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king post truss

n.
A building truss using king posts. Also called king truss.
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A magnificent rear lounge/games room extends to 37'8" x 16'0" and offers great versatility of use with glorious views from the two large picture windows, exposed king post truss and roof timbers.
The age and history of the house can be seen in the upstairs lounge which has an original King Post Truss beam, which includes a small carving of a dog's head, said to warn off evil spirits.
The atrium itself is a grand, multi-level space covered by a space-frame roof that is stiffened by a dramatic king post truss made of turned fir logs held together with steel tension rods and connectors.
The age and history of the house can be seen in the upstairs lounge which has an original large King Post Truss beam which includes a small carving of a dog's head, said to warn off evil spirits.
The list of top specification features includes underfloor heating, sophisticated boiler, Pilkington K glass, fitted library area, vaulted ceilings, a balcony from one bedroom, king post truss in another and a helical staircase in birch to the top floor.
The significance of the site was soon obvious, the main barn a particularly important building, dating to the 15th century and notable for its king post truss construction.
The main bedroom is a good place to admire the important King Post truss, which dominates the space making a grand 'frame' for the bed.
The threshing barn is attached to the property and built of brick with the rear roof slope-tiled, and the front slope metal sheet-clad, with part-brick floor and a substantial king post truss roof.