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Mylor Outdoor Entertainment Area

This beautifully placed outdoor entertainment area is situated in a bushfire prone area with the timber frame crafted using traditional timber joinery of wooden pegged mortice and tenons This beautifully placed outdoor entertainment area is situated in a bushfire prone area with the timber frame crafted using traditional timber joinery of wooden pegged mortice and tenons Narrow leafed red ironbark was used for the main structural frame as well as the floorboards

SA Entries 2012

With the customer's block of land being nestled in a bushfire prone area, they had to think outside of the square to achieve their desired outcome. They requested a beautiful timber structure that complies with bushfire regulations for the area, it had to be strong and visually appealing - creating a space for relaxation.

With this criteria in mind a traditionally crafted timber frame was an awarding solution.

The whole verandah was built using narrow leaved red ironbark, from the structural timber frame to the decking boards, purlins, balustrade and steps. With this timber choice the first hurdle of bushfire regulations was met.

Creating a visually beautiful space for relaxation was the next step on the agenda and this is where the engineered, heavy timber framing came into play. Crafting a timber frame using wooden pegged mortice and tenon joints allowed for large cross section timbers to be used to give the feeling of strength. The application of this ancient joinery method allows for a complete feel of timber as there are no nails, bolts or steel plates used in the construction of the timber frame.

The attention to detail in the design, as well as the crafting of this timber frame, have lifted the verandah yet again another notch above conventional building methods. The timbers are sanded, oiled and detailed to create the specific feel that the customer requested.
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