Posts tagged Post and Beam

This project was a prestigious country holiday home set high on a ridge line overlooking the glorious Southern Highlands. The dominant timber, stone, and glass features of the home bring the family out of city life and provide a sense of permanence to the estate.

Traditional Australian materials such as the Ironbark trusses, sandstone, and steel roofing define the down to earth homestead feel, while their scale provides a real sense of elegance.

The Builder, KMI Builders, recently won a Master Builders Association award for Best Use of Structural Timber for this project.


This fantastic home was built by our friends at Viva Living Homes, and won multiple of awards from the Master Builders Association in 2018. The home is built with a full structural timber frame with raised floor and raked ceilings throughout. TTF completed almost all the carpentry work on this build from the frame to the roof battens, hardwood fascias, and the spotted gum deck framing.

The walls are all strawbale and the deck opens high into the trees and looks out over Austinmer beach in the distance. A fantastic home and a real pleasure for us to have made such a great contribution to.


George IV Inn - Craft Beer Bar

In 2016, the second oldest hotel in NSW - Picton’s George IV Inn, suffered extensive damage in a devastating flood. Part of the restoration was the construction of a new boutique/craft beer bar to showcase a range of local brews and provide some lovely views over the temperamental Stonequarry Creek.


The Architect, Builder and Owners wanted to create a new area that not only did justice to the historic pub, but also added character, history, style and a talking piece to the new bar area. Traditional Timber Frames were called in to design and construct a timber frame that fitted the desired look and which added to the history of one of the oldest buildings in NSW.

Design of the structure was undertaken in house along with conceptional drawings for approval and of course engineering approvals. After sourcing of the timber, all the joinery work and finishing was undertaken in our workshop and delivered to site. Our team completed the assembly on site, ready for the other trades to complete the fit out.

Final concept image by TTF Design Studio

Final concept image by TTF Design Studio


As with all our jobs there was a tight budget and timeline to be adhered to especially as being a commercial site, the owners needed to reestablish their income  and recover from the setbacks of the flood.
Our clients at the George IV Hotel are very pleased with this distinctive addition to their beautiful public house. The owners celebrated the completion of our portion of the works by driving in the last peg. So if you find yourself in Picton, drop in and have “one off the wood” as they say.



Arcadia Home

In 2015 Traditional Timber Frames undertook a project to add an extension to a weather board home in Arcadia , NSW. It involved the design and creation of a full timber framed addition, with a soaring raked ceiling revealing beautiful trusses with many curved elements. As you can see from these before and after photos the transformation is stunning, the new extension opening up the space and letting in light to what would have been quite a dark original building.



A large fully framed building in traditionally pegged large dimension timber is quite an undertaking, and its what we love to do.
This two storey cruciform barn style build in Brisbane’s hinterland uses both Cypress and Spotted Gum with braced King Post trusses.
Our video follows the project from the drawing board to TTF team completion of the frame.