Project Profile

Frame: Hammer beam roof

Timber: Oak

Oak framed house with hammer beam roof

When rebuilding this historic Scottish house the owners chose a timber hammer beam roof for the main hall. The result is impressive.


The decaying hall of this historic house needed amongst other things a new roof. Hammer beam trusses span large spaces very effectively because of their ability to transfer the forces of the frame and roof back to the main posts or masonry walls. The unusual shape of the wind braces adds an interesting twist to the overall visual impact of the timber frame design. This style of roof construction can also been seen in the Great Hall at Stirling Castle, another Carpenter Oak & Woodland project. The first floor balcony jetties out to overlook the hall and is supported on substantial, extended floor joists. 

This is now an impressive oak framed family house with character galore and has always been a much loved project of ours.

Have a look through the rest of our gallery to see more pictures oak framed houses or check out our pinterest page for inspiration.