Half-timbered houses, cottages and barns are a familiar feature of the landscape, but only rarely do we have an opportunity to see below the surface and understand how they were planned and constructed.
Timber-framed buildings catch the imagination of those who work with them because of their beauty, their strength and the quality of the material of which they were made: English oak.
Many thousands of buildings of all ages still remain to remind us the strength of the tradition.
This book looks behind the common image of 'black and white' houses, showing how timber buildings were built and how they vary from region to region.
About the Author
Richard Harris spent his first day as an architectural assistant surveying a medieval timber-framed building and has been fascinated ever since.
After training at the Architectural Association in London, he worked on research and reconstruction projects at Avoncroft Museum of Buildings and since 1975 he has been based at the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, Singleton, West Sussex, where he is Director.
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