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Harlow Timber Systems garden room

Harlow Timber Systems utilised the Wolf design software to design and fabricate a special oak frame for a garden room worth £28K. A wide variety of frames were designed up to 4.0m high and 9m long.

The construction of the main garden building involved the use of Green Oak 300mm x 200mm thick, all hand planed, with mortised and tenon at each connection point. The oak frames had to be pre-built within the factory at Bardon to ensure solid connection with the use of galvanised steel rods bolted through the joints. Once built they were de-assembled and transported to site for site fix.

Harlow Timber Systems worked closely with the main contractor, Tony Morris Builders. Tony Morris commented: “While we would probably always have gone for the oak timber frame for the Garden Room, the length required to span the building was making us lean towards a steel roof structure, covered with oak boards to have the desired effect. It was when we learned that Harlow Timber Systems could design the frame with the trussed rafter package on the contract and in a far more economical and environmental aspect to the building, we know we had made the right decision.”

Harlow Timber Systems, which has offices at Bardon, Kettering and Burton, produces a wide range of truss solutions, specialising in bespoke-engineered roof structures for private builders, national housebuilders and commercial and industrial building contractors. Its inhouse design team works closely with the architects, contractors and engineers to ensure it produces a workable solution to even the most challenging designs.


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