WOODFEST COUNTRY SHOW
Timber framed buildings skills on display
Most of us are familiar with a timber framed building. It may be an old barn with huge columns of wood supporting great timbers exposed overhead. Perhaps it is that historic house you have seen on your travels, many of which will have survived for over 300 years.
Such buildings emphasize that they are the product of a craft that combines ingenuity, engineering, design and the best building material known to man.
Modern-day timber framing differs little from this historic method of construction, apart from the use of technology to be able to get the design onto a computer and onto a plan, and the tools used to ensure that the frames can be constructed more speedily.
However, inherent in all this is the carpenter – a master of his trade and irreplaceable even in 21st century.
At Woodfest Country show, one of the leading Timber Framing Companies in Wales will be displaying the carpenters` skills at work in a dedicated arena.
Demonstrating the tools and machinery used, both old and new – All the carpenters will be on hand to speak to you and answer your questions. You will be able to learn about the craft, get advice on design, construction, planning issues and regulations, in fact anything you need to gain knowledge of this fascinating traditional method of timber construction.
“See the wood”, “Smell the wood” “Come and see the Carpenters at work”