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Create A Modern Wood House Coupled With Steel

For some, the combination of timber and steel is irresistible. With apparent ease, tie rods and bowstrings can make the spanning of huge spaces achievable. The slender sleek lines bring a crisp modern look to a space without the mass of large section timbers.

Timbers can also be jointed using steelwork in a variety of ways – bolts, flitch plates can be used to end join or sandwich timbers together, with the fixings left surface mounted to give an industrial look or highly polished and recessed flush into the timber to give a sleek finish. Combine steel with curved timbers to give barrel roofs or curving walls and you can create extraordinary spaces. The introduction of steel work into a frame instantly opens up the options as to what is possible as there are any number of different approaches possible with the construction method.

We welcome the chance to use new techniques and although we are proud of our 'skilled carpenters' – this is a slight misnomer as these guys are well versed and just as skilled in the incorporation of steelwork into frames. We have a large portfolio of amazing innovative and unconventional frames which have utilised steelwork and timber to achieve some of the most stunning effects we have seen, see some examples below.

We have a close working relationship with Hercules, a local steel engineering company who predominantly work in the marine trade manufacturing high spec fittings for yachts. They are highly skilled and can produce a choice of high level of finishes. We use only top grade materials and all steelwork solutions are engineered to ensure they are suitable and will last a lifetime. Contact us to find out more.