Tradition meets modern design
At the heart of our eco-frame houses is a timber-frame. This is a century-old english wood joinery technique, that was developed to build houses without nails.
We use it to create open spaces with or without trusses. Since the frame is visible inside, it becomes a beautiful feature, but you decide, how much or little you want to incorporate into your home.
The frame is the main load bearing structure of an ecoframe house and the first thing to go up after the foundation.
Later walls, roofs, windows etc are added. The frame stays visible, also inside, after the house is finished.
With different joints and trusses, surface finish and color treatment a very wide variety of styles can be accomplished.
Using a timberframe on a normal flat roof is a very beautiful way of creating a larger open space.
Remember, amount and spans of the beams can usually be adjusted to taste, as the beams are so big they will easily fullfill their function.
Timberframing has many different joints and truss styles. Large open spaces can also be created in a more traditional style.
This particular one is called collar truss.
Timberframe design is one of the first topics during the initial design meetings.
We have tools and pictures to help find the right one for you.