Category Archives: Timber frame

happy new year, happy new home

yes, we did it, we got in before Christmas we’re not there by a long shot but we can live in it we love it we are exhausted we are truly blessed and very happy thanks for all your support … Continue reading

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stone floors

i wanted stone flags for the kitchen, as it was going to be a heavy trafficked area, that we wanted to be able to walk straight in from the farm with muddy boots. there wasn’t any york stone at the … Continue reading

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wooden flooring

i cut a fair number of trees for flooring boards enough for 150 square meters of flooring, but, in the end, not all the wooden flooring came from the forest some of it came straight from the mill. by the … Continue reading

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plastering

plastering can be a very zen thing, if you care to apply yourself to it. well that’s how i always saw it, a thing (that required finesse, discipline, judgement, physical dexterity, and eye to hand co-ordination) something you could always … Continue reading

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windows

sometimes, it can take what seems like forever to write something, or do something for that mater, sometimes the words just don’t appear, and then sometimes they do, sometimes out of other people’s mouths, and about things other than what … Continue reading

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frame of reference

in case you were wondering why its been taking me so long over the last year to get on with my own build, its because i’ve been elsewhere half the time, moonlighting on another job. i’ve hand built a timber … Continue reading

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board of the weather

the thing about vernacular architecture is it comes from within, it doesn’t come from a slide rule or a calculator, its a feeling thing, a feeling that only experience can give you, there are no shortcuts. its also building from … Continue reading

Posted in Blokey stuff, building, Facing stone work, New builds, Roofing materials (shingles and shakes, peg tiles and slate), Timber frame, Weather board | 4 Comments