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.