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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. When it comes to building materials, locally sourced timber is always our preferred choice, and solid Finnish pine or larch wood is commonly used in our constructions.

The Timber Frame method is widely used in Central Europe, North America and Japan, 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.

The founder and CEO of Vivaret, Jonathan Carle, is an accomplished carpenter who has completed the traditional Compagnons des Devoirs carpentry education, including several apprenticeships with masters of the trade in various locations around the world. The prestigious Compagnons des Devoirs education method can be found on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

At the end of the construction, Timber Frame roof structures are left visible as fascinating and aesthetically pleasing interior design elements. Therefore, if the Timber Frame method is going to be used in a building project, it is advisable to factor it in right at the beginning of the design process. However, Timber Framing can also be utilised to renovate an existing roof – please contact us to discuss your project, however big or small.

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