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  1. TimberFraming Untilthe 17thcentury England was blessedwith an abundant supplyofoak, which was themostcommon material usedfortimberframing. Unlike modern framedbuildingswherethewallsareinstalled outside andinsidetheframe, in half timberedbuildingsthewallsarefilled in betweenthestructuraltimbers.

  2. Oakishard an durable which in partexplainswhy so manymedievalbuildings half timberedbuildingshavesurvived

  3. Timberframedhousesareessentialybigboxes,“withupperboxes“ (stories) set upon lowerones. Oftentheupperfloorsproject out overthelowerones.

  4. BytheJacobeanperiodwoodfortimberframing was in shortsupply in England. Fortoomanyyearswoodhadbeenusedforbuilding, heating, andformakingcharcoal. Also, thegreatexpansionofthe British merchantfleet after themedievalperiodusedup large quantitiesofwood. Usesofwood

  5. Slopingandslantingfloorsweseetoday in half-timberedbuildingsaretheresultofnaturalwarpingofthewoodasitaged.

  6. HISTORY AND TRADITION Half-timberedconstruction in theNortern European vernacularbuilding style ischaratteristicofmediavalandearly modern England, Germany andpartsof France, in localitieswheretimber was in goodsupplyandbuildingstoneandtheskillstoworkitwere in shortsupply.

  7. S.I.Ps Recentlyithasbecomecommontosurroundthetimberstructureentirely in manufacturedpanels, such as S.I.Ps (StructuralInsulating Panels). Thismethodcanonlyofenclosuremeansthatthetimberscanonlybeseenfrominsidethebuilding, but hasthebenefitsofbeeinglesscomplextobuildandofferingmoreefficentheatinsulation. SIPs are a sandwichcontructionoftwo rigid compositeofmaterialsusuallywoodwith a foamedinsulating material in between.