The challenge for this frame was to make the shard connection with the roof of the faceted frame. The valleys were all pre Georgian which made the geometry of the roof extremely complex and challenging, so project lead carpenter Jean decided to put as much as he could together in the workshop to allow for only minimal adjustments on-site.
‘The high point for me on this frame was to be able to be carrying it through from a pile of timber in the yard, especially the shard section, to a standing frame on site with its delighted clients’ Jean.
Developing new techniques and drawing on proven methods this frame took two carpenters five weeks in the workshop to realise the full frame. The shard itself took nearly two weeks, as particular due care and attention were given to the geometry drawings and the calculation required for it.
Once on site the frame was raised quickly with three carpenters and a crane for two days on site.
‘Working closely together Carpenter Oak, Roderick James Architects and a high quality local contractor A A MacDonald delivered our dream West Highland home on time and within budget. We couldn’t have had a less stressful or more creative client experience.’ Peter Boyden, client.