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  • Jack Rafters

    April 22nd, 2014

    Rafters usually span from the apex of the ridge to a connection on the wall plate and are designed to […]

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  • Hip Rafters

    March 28th, 2014

    When your old hips are worn out you need new ones. You can get them replaced on the NHS of […]

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  • Ecobuild exhibition

    March 14th, 2014

    Last week, I interrupted my workshop schedule to spend a day at the Ecobuild in London. In view of the […]

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  • How to take advantage of unsuspecting friends and neighbours….

    February 28th, 2014

    Over the years at Castle Ring, when we’re busy with one of our projects, we have on occasion had cause […]

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  • Wedge Hoarding

    February 23rd, 2014

    Amongst the assorted items that timber framers like to accumulate are piles of wedges which happen to be the waste […]

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  • Waist Rails

    February 14th, 2014

    Half timbered oak frames Waist rails are the horizontal timbers that span from stud to stud and are more commonly […]

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  • Gaudi

    February 07th, 2014

    A brief break from timber framing We’ve just got back from a weekend break in Barcelona where we were able […]

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  • Furry Apprentice‏

    January 31st, 2014

    Work is really stacking up at the moment – so much so that we have decided to take on more […]

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  • Refreshments!

    January 24th, 2014

    If you are thinking of commissioning an oak frame you might naturally be inclined to think that the most important […]

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  • The Ridge

    January 17th, 2014

    You know you’re getting to the end of a job when you start work on the ridge. The roof frame […]

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  • New Year’s Inspiration

    January 10th, 2014

    I’ve been slowly cranking up my mind and body over the last week ready to make a start on what […]

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  • Reference Lines

    December 09th, 2013

    Straight edges? – you can forget it. Look along any length of timber in the yard which is ready to […]

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