Frame: Sling brace truss
Awards: Aberdeenshire Design Awards
Sling brace truss – oak framed house Scotland
If you’re going to have an oak framed house and want the frame to come into the living space, then sling brace trusses might well be a good choice.
This oak framed house Scotland has a particular style of cross frame, the sling brace truss, is ideal if you want to bring the frame into the living space and if you want to create a two storey building with low eaves. Instead of sitting back on the wall or tight to the ceiling the long curves of the sling brace become part of the living environment and give a much greater feeling of living within the oak frame house. Customers sometimes raise fears about the potential intrusion of this frame style, but once they have been into a room where slings have been used they almost always fall for them. It is surprising how little they limit the way the room can be used or how furniture can be placed and actually make a spectacular feature in the oak framed house.
The main house was phase one of the work for this customer. Later on we went on to phase two – renovating an old barn. This barn provided accommodation for a bedroom suite and additional self contained guest accommodation.