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Wednesday, 14 May 2014

10m Green Oak Conservatory

A larger than normal conservatory I'm sure you'll agree! 10m long using planned green oak, the majority of the frame was built in the workshop by the joiner and then we've erected it on site and cut the roof on.


 Trusses to support the purlins in the roof

 The hexagonal part of the frame - tricky to install!
 All the roof beams are exposed so we had to be accurate with our cuts otherwise they'd always show up. The valley wasn't even on a 45 degree angle so all the usual books and workings were no good to us!
 Another tricky detail dealing with the termination of the purlin into the valley. No detail provided by the architect so we had to make it up on site, we were quite pleased with the result
 The hips on the hexagonal section of roof proved to be tricky due to the angles.
But they look really good from underneath.

A really interesting project and not of a type we get to do very often. 

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    1. Thank you - I can't take credit for making the frame, just assembled it and cut the roof on.

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  2. That's a fun job. I have only had a chance to work on real timber framing on one occasion. We cut and assembled a barn once. Sure would love to do more of it.

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    1. It can be good work but a lot of it is just lifting and moving heavy timbers! It always looks good in the end though and that makes the customer happy!

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  3. Very tidy work Kev, very nice looking brickwork too... :)

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    1. The bricklayer, Dill, will love that comment when I tell him!

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  4. Tidy, Do you know which glazing system they are going to use ?

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    1. Frames, beaded both sides with pins/screws holding it in place. contraband strip between the frame and the green oak frame to allow movement. I'll put a picture up soon.

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    1. It's huge for a conservatory! everyone says how good it looks. Credit to Justin the joiner really.

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  6. Wow, this is very impressive!

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  7. Hello Kev - I really like the look of the timbers in the roof framing. Looks like it was quite a project and you solved the problems very, very well! Interesting blog and plenty of neat projects.

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