10 July 2013
Fran Bradshaw was awarded an honorary doctorate at University of Westminster last week. The ceremony took place at the graduation of students of the School of Built Environment, at the Festival Hall.
All the joints and details were designed and cut by “The Timber Frame Company” who are based in somerset. The individual panels and joints were assembled in their workshop, tested and then taken apart to make sure that everything fitted perfectly. More information is available at:
Once the individual beams had been delivered, panels and frames where assembled on the ground and then lifted with the crane onto the site. The joints are traditional with mortice and tenon joints and pegged together with oak pegs.
First Frame in place on day one of the timber frame build
The timber frame build has taken place at an impressive pace, while people seem very laid back. Very experienced TFC carpenters have smoothed the way without any onsite alterations needed, whilst achieving a high accuracy to the original plans.