3 Day Traditional Timber Framing Course with Chris Nance.
Our course participants range form those who aspire to making their own frame and trusses to those who want to have a greater understanding of the construction type they are selecting for their home.
The three day course covers a solid introduction to the craft, selection of timbers, design considerations, the process of marking out irregular shaped timbers and hands on construction of joints. Class room theory is reviewed for all elements followed by putting this into practice with the majority of time spent in hands on work.
Course subjects include:
Timber frame design theory and structural considerations
The different timber options available, timber sourcing and milling
Joinery design and marking out systems
Truss and roofing geometry and calculations
Tool and equipment requirements
Assembly of a traditional timber frame and the different methods available
Incorporating the frame into other building systems and cladding options.
Throughout the course there will be the opportunity to discuss and look into many other building and timber framing aspects as they arise and time permits.