Green Timber Buildings (Historic English Carpentry) film

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Traditional Green Timber Buildings film

The UK has a fine inheritance of timber architecture. This film examines the beauty and legacy of the carpenter.

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Traditional Green Timber film

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 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.


  • It is 25 minutes long and is available in WMV, Flash and Quicktime formats.
  • Copyright UWE Bristol 1996

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