Close under the eaves of the stack, and as yet barely visible, was the red tyrant that the women had come to serve--a timber-framed
construction, with straps and wheels appertaining--the threshing-machine which, whilst it was going, kept up a despotic demand upon the endurance of their muscles and nerves.
He was renowned for using Tudor materials - including old timbers to build timber-framed
homes, as well as reusing old stones and bricks - and employing craftsmen to create fine, modern residences in a period style.
These heavy timbers are carefully fitted and joined together with mortises and tenons, and then secured with wooden pegs.<br />Because of heavy timbers' supporting strength, timber-framed
homes don't require interior load-bearing walls.This creates design opportunities and durability not possible with other construction methods.<br />One of those opportunities is an expanded use of prefabrication.<br />"Packages are designed through CAD systems," Shan Stassens said.
The new timber-framed
buildings enclosed three coke furnaces, a substantial improvement on the Stockton site, and the business went from strength to strength, serving the many nearby iron and steel businesses of booming industrial Middlesbrough.
Three properties in the historic street that once sat just outside the city walls - 31, 32 and 33 - are the last timber-framed
medieval properties being brought back to their former glory.
Stamford is characterised by street after street of timber-framed
and stone buildings , little shops tucked down back alleys.
This year it hopes to grow to 30 sold houses and a total turnover of about EUR 2 million.HoneyWood plans to further grow and to double its production capacity to 100 units per year by investing approximately EUR 1 million in its factory over the next three years.Starting next year it estimates that it will sell locally some 25-30 percent of the houses manufactures and once it reaches a production of 100 units per year, no more than 30 will be sold outside the country.Leaving aside finishes, a timber-framed
house can be 30 percent cheaper than a traditionally built one, said Razvan Cazacu, founder, owner and manager of HoneyWood.
That is the problem of initial movement over the first couple of years in timber-framed
"For example our employees can undertake bench joinery to manufacture timber-framed
windows, they then also have the skills needed to go on and install them in a timber frame project.
It's a fascinating and often-overlooked visitor attraction--running all sorts of events from courses about how to build timber-framed
buildings to hare-spotting tours (there are quite a few brown hares in the area)--and it needs as much support as it can get because it's doing such good work.
Build a Classic Timber-Framed
House by Jack Sobon (Storey Communications, 1994)