A timber frame house, built by Mac Carpentry in North County Dublin, being erected onsite. The floor area is nine hundred square feet. The exterior walls and roof are made up of 2x6 timber studs and rafters. The sub floor is made up with 2x7 inch joists supported on an eight foot span. The entire building has been fully insulated, using many different insulation products. Kingspan, triso 10, glass fibre and rockwool. The finished house is also shown here, finished with exterior timber shiplap cladding, dark oak pvc double glazed windows, and a pvc coated sheetmetal tile effect sheathing, has been used on the roof. The gutters are made of the same material as the roof and run the full circumference of the full hipped roof.
The floor is framed using 2x7 inch joisting. Kingspan 4 inch has been cut and supported with batons, then finished in three quarter inch exterior plywood, completing the sub-floor. Also visible are the framed exterior walls positioned for the day all walls are erected, in this timber frame house project.
The timber framed walls were framed to size on the ground, and then lifted and fixed in place. The second image shown is of all exterior and interior walls erected and fixed. The timber frame house is now ready for the roof construction.
The hipped roof was constructed using 2x6 inch rafters. The second image is taken from inside of the timber frame house, where the living space will be open to the roof ridge with the use of purlins to support.
The rafters have been completed and finished in three quarter exterior plywood. The entire timber frame house is now wrapped in a breather membrane and battoned with 2x1 treated timbers, at 400mm centres. The same layout as the framed walls of the timber frame home. This membrane is waterproof and also allows the release of any moisture from the dwelling, essential in prolonging the life of the structure. The dark oak pvc double glazed windows are now fitted and closed in with the exterior shiplap timber cladding.
The shiplap cladding has been fixed on all sides of the house. The cladding is treated with a brown preservitive, enhancing the colour of the wood and increasing the life of the finish.