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Green Building Bible, Fourth Edition
Green Building Bible, fourth edition (both books)
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    • CommentAuthorYanntoe
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2021
    Happy Easter ALL - It's Snowing!
    My next project might be a single storey lean to "Sitootery" made from Green Oak with a slate roof (plus a couple of rooflights).

    I need to replace an old conservatory and have twelve recently felled 80-100year old Oak Trees lying near the house.
    I have a contact with a Wood Mizer, so could machine the Green Oak Trusses, Spa, cladding (where needed) etc. from these. They are all around 400 mm diameter and straight with few laterals so it would be relatively straightforward to make straight lengths of up to 10 meters or so. I only really need maximum 6 meters lengths so all should work in terms of wood/length/girth.

    But how does one go about getting the spec for the cross sectional area to support the roof weight etc?

    Do I need to get a Structural Engineer involved or is there a guide somewhere?

    I think it would be great to use the local timber - all replanted now, so I can't see anything much greener.

    Any tip - pointers/advice?
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2021
    I'm no expert but there's a very useful book available online at https://forestry.gov.scot/images/corporate/pdf/green-oak-in-construction-2007.pdf
    • CommentAuthorrevor
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2021
    Try the TRADA register for a structural engineer near you, they specialise in timber structures. You may have to get the timber graded by a specialist as well. Your wood mizer contractor may have contacts so would ask there as well. What about building regs?
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