This 1920’s council cottage which is located in Kildare was impressively built with plenty of features to create a warm, welcoming and traditional environment for this family of four. The client carried out many of these renovations himself and commissioned a post and beam frame as an extension to the rear.
Locally grown Douglas Fir was used to create an 8m x 4m structure to support the new roof and provide shelter for the hemp walls. The braces have been curved slightly and all edges are carefully chamfered to soften the look of each big beam and create a design of precision and simplicity. The trusses complement a vaulted ceiling to give an airy, traditional feel to the room.
February 17, 2016