Achonry, Co. Sligo
In early 2018 we were approached by the clients engineer to provide a quote for the plans he had provided.
After a quote was issued and an agreement was struck between us and the client we talked to our engineers and timber frame designers. One of the main challenges of this project was the middle section were the angle of the layout was not your standard 90-degree angle. But with our highly experienced staff and engineers, we overcame this obstacle and delivered a high-quality build that the client was more than happy with.
You will see below the standard process on how we deliver a top-quality timber frame structure.
Location: Co. Sligo
Duration: 4 months
- Once agreement has been reached, we have our engineers do up a report in relation to the structural calculations for the build.
- We then review these calcs with our Timber Frame Designer and Truss Designer to ensure that all parties are happy to proceed with the set calcs
- Our Timber Frame Designer then designs all panels to the exact measurements of the foundations/plans so that when its erected-on site it is 100% accurate.
- Once the drawings have been done and all parties have reviewed and approved of them – it is sent on then to our production manager to organize the production schedule
- Our Factory then work to cut and assemble the panels as per the Designers drawings
- Once all panels are made and have passed our inspection, they are carefully loaded onto a truck and then delivered to the site
- After the team have unloaded the panels on site, they then erect the panels as per the Erection Schedule
- Once all panels are erected, the project manager will inspect the structure and ensure he is happy with all work done now
- Our Engineers (3rd party) will inspect the kit and then issue a certificate to show that it matches their calcs
Once the plans reach out Designer, he does up an initial 3D construct of the build to show what the build will look like. He also highlights in RED any steel that will be required for the build. The image on the left is the ground floor panel layout and the image on the right is the 1st Floor layout.
These images are extremely helpful as it allows us to have a visual idea on how the build should and will look when we have finished erecting the kit.
At the start the build process the project manager touches base with the foundation contractors and discusses the requirements for the Timber Frame structure. He also takes measurements on a regular basis in order to make sure that they are identical to the measurements the production team are working off.
With our vast experience in the construction industry, our project managers are extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of a build so are more than willing to provide their own expertise when dealing with other sub-contractors.
Erecting the Kit
After the kit is unloaded, the team then go about erecting the kit as described in the erection schedule. As you can see on the image on the left the large steel beams that were highlighted in Red on the previous drawings on the last page.
The kits are then snagged by the Engineers, so that if there is any minor problems – these can be resolved and they can issue a cert for the build to show its compliance.
After we have done our part of the build, the other contractors come and do their bit to produce a high-quality build as shown in the above images.
Even after we do our part of the project, we will still check in on the project and help out in any way that we can. Either by recommending some materials to use or just answer a few questions that our client has. We pride ourselves on the relationship that we have with our clients and always strive to help/advise them what to do should they have problems or are unsure of what to do.