Nicee nicee nicee! There some nice details like the through tenons, or the st adrews crosses at the ridge. A bit over the top imho. But I've never built that much. So I'm not allowed to speak. Have you manager to stick a Jupiter line somewhere? I wouldn't call this a log home, but "en piece" timberframing. Mind you, this is far nicer to me, than a log home. Is it all hand hewn?
Alex, mate, respect! I'm a latin truss (king post) type of guy. Because it's what the tradition in france is. But i admit, despite it being my job. You work is very very neat. I can apreciate the details. Thanks for sharing.
It is a pleasure to share my work with you. It was quite a challenge for me who work normally in a very different field.
Max! Very appreciate coming from one of our French cousins. Our old house here in Quebec.(not as old as yours, only 200/300 years) that were manufactured by these valiant French settlers who came mostly from Normandy and Picardy. Our traditional architecture is strongly inspired with very steep roof style.
I totally agree with you, latin truss (king post frame) are the most majestic ever with their double ridge beam and their complex bracing.
In fact I have just seen them in books, never seen with my own eyes but it was enough to make me dream and motivate me to build one. My frame does not have the cachet nor the souls of these old cottage but I like to say that I will sacrifice mine to build it.
However all this work is not finished, I'll get back as soon as I still have a lot of work to do.
the main floor walls might also be described as 'stave walls' akin to the old nordic building technique. R-value probably 1 per inch. But no thin (stud) thermal bridges, decent U-value and good hygroscopic behaviour. Are you planning to insulate or add mass to the wall system?
I will isolate from the outside with urethane panels recuperated from aluminum doors factory, I'll just remove the metal sheets on each side. This is the scrap material when they put a window in the door. R value is supposedly R-6/R-7 inches(close to 2"thick by pannel). I'll put two overlaped layers. Plus the walls are 12"thick and I will put a vertical plank layer for the exterieor finish (a bit like the picture on my avatar)
The roof will be insulated from the outside to obtain a value between R-35 and R-40
Ok Alex, un sous faite. Very rarely seen where i live. I've seen a pic of one lately in a barn. Prety much like yours with st andrews's crosses. But imho, that's overkill. Braces are plenty good enough I thing i've refurbished a roof with one few years back. Hard to recall. But it was at the same height as your middle tie beam. With only braces going to it. I tend to work a lot on king posts, and just triangular trusses, a fair bit like yours without the post!
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deadstarsstillburn: The people over there recommended either a 6" batchbox or an 8" J-tube. I don't know what those are but am going to try to figure that out. What I need is a blueprint that I can scale to fit the need for my house. I have something likne 5000 square feet
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deadstarsstillburn: but I do not need to heat all of it by any means. probably only need to heat half of that, maybe less.
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deadstarsstillburn: moreover, the house has 3 storeys (large attic) so I assume if I get very efficient heating on the ground floor, that will go a long way toward heating the upstairs as well, no?
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