Unique painted timber frame and steel finish
As leading industry experts, Carpenter Oak create impressive and open spaces using a combination of timber framing and steel. Our extensive knowledge on working with timber, in various finishes, alongside complementary materials makes us best placed to advise on bespoke projects, as in the case of this white painted Douglas fir and stainless steel tie rod frame.
To comply with planning requirements the roof pitch needed to be very shallow. The use of steel tie rods rather than timber connections made this possible.
Appropriate timber for desired finish
Home grown, very tough Douglas fir softwood is the main alternative to green oak used in our buildings. Due to its lower moisture content it seasons more quickly so it can take surface finishes. In its natural form it showcases an orangey – pink hue, maturing to deeper orange over time.
Carpenter Oak advises on the most suitable timber to best deliver the desired finish and feel of your wood framed building. We construct timber frames using oak, larch, glulam and as in this project, Douglas fir.