Re: Re: Good structural engineers……
you can buy a timber framing manual that we used at school and you could almost forget about the structural engineer…not;) Timber framing is just so damn standard here and you can buy the stuff anywhere and everywhere. you just have to compare different soil and timber types and construction type poles apart.
It really comes down your design but it is normal for steel to enter the design but this is normally only for large openings overhangs and keeping a minimum deep floor construction and stiffening.
if your after truss information check out pryda… a way way away
I also remember a very smart white cube box house on grand designs with a sto render that used trusses in the walls that would normally go in the ceiling but channel 4 website is down maybe hunt out the engineer from the UK got rice?:p