Western Newfoundland Project
We have been very busy bees, and the shop is humming with activity. Timbers are coming and going all the time. We recently completed a hybrid timber frame home in Western Newfoundland. The centre section is a 22’x32′ fully-structural timber frame, while the kitchen/dining and master bedroom areas have timber posts, beams and ceiling joists (they’ll be covered by lightweight trusses).
We were very luck with the weather – Eastern Newfoundland experienced nearly 3″ of rain (in one day!!!), while we had nice, mild temperatures, and overcast conditions. It started to rain when we began cleaning up on the morning of our last day.
The client assisted with the raising, and he and his cousin proved to be adept hands at timber framing, even though they had never touched a timber or a framing chisel before.
The house is situated in a very visible spot, and we had tons of visitors over the course of the raising. Everyone we spoke with were happy to see a timber frame going up – the municipal services crew that came to inspect the project next door took a long had look at the joinery and the overall size of the timbers – I think we may have made some new timber frame fans.