Timber Framing is a 2000-year-old building method where the frame, ceiling and walls of a structure are built using hand-carved solid wood posts and beams that are held together by traditional wooden joints. Using locally sourced timber has many environmental advantages: most commonly Vivaret utilises either Finnish pine or larch wood in its constructions. Every Timber Frame structure and wooden joint built by Vivaret complies with the Eurocode 5 standard (European standards for the design of timber structures) and the load and resistance factor design (LRFD) is used to guarantee optimal safety.
Timber Frame structures fit perfectly in the Northern European landscape; they are aesthetically pleasing and built with locally sourced wood, which is an ethical choice from an environmental perspective. The handcrafted wooden joints and carved symbols, that have been used by French builders and carpenters for centuries, can be left visible as fascinating and unique interior design elements.
Timber Frame method has been widely used in Central Europe, North America and Japan for more than 2000 years, and Timber Frame buildings that have withstood the test of time and remained intact for centuries can be found across the globe.
Timber Frame buildings and structures are both durable and beautiful, making it a popular construction method in many parts of the world. In France, for example, the Timber Framing tradition and method of building is alive and well, principally owing to the Compagnon Guild of professional carpenters.
What makes Vivaret such an exceptional Timber Frame specialist is the expertise of the entrepreneur, Jonathan, who has learned the craft by attending the lengthy Compagnons du Tour de France professional training. During the training, long-established building traditions are passed from one generation to another, from masters to apprentices. The prestigious French Compagnon Guilds have been enlisted as World Heritage Organisations by UNESCO.
Please contact us to discuss your specific requirements. With our expertise your roof structures will be built using traditional methods that are guaranteed to be both safe and durable.