Green timber buildings (Historic English carpentry)

The UK has a fine inheritance of timber architecture. For thousands of years timber was the predominant structural material for building. Human communities exploited their knowledge of woodland management to provide themselves with a continuously renewable suply of timber framing, the first known prefabricated structural building system. This film examines the beauty and legacy of the carpenter. It follows the development and building of a Cruck framed barn at Leigh Woods in Bristol and questions the relevance of this environmentally friendly vernacular tradition to the present day.

DVD, WMV, Flash, Quicktime 25 mins

Copyright, UWE, Bristol 1996

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