Oak Timber Frame
Timber frame repairs are carried in a traditional manner there for keeping their historic features and desirable charm.
Timber frame repairs need to be done correctly. You cannot just cut a joint square and expect it to drain. It won't. Joints need to be free to drain - the frame needs to be able to flex and move - and repairs do NOT involve complete removal of every bit of old timber, just because it is rotted half way through.
We always specify the 'minimum intervention' approach used by Historic England - you can retain at least 50% of the old timber, and plate the beam - so at least the internal appearance doesn't change - even if the outside has a new facing plate. Joints need to be properly specified - you can't stick them together with bits of angle iron and a few screws (and how many times do we see THAT!)