Kerikeri Post & Beam House

Architecture by Adrian Taylor – McIntosh Timber Laminates

This article describes a unique house. The inspiration for the design was the traditional English timber framed building, in particular the large open spaces of
barn buildings. The stub beam & flitch plate connection design was arrived at in discussion with the structural engineer. A traditional pegged mortice & tenon was ruled out as not strong enough given that we were using the portal action of the completed frame to brace the structure (in part). The system gave a strong connection and made the assembly of the frame on site simpler.

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TDJ 14-3

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