Self builders: Jo Lewis and Mike Harris Co. Leitrim

Traditional three-roomed cottage with hybrid extention

Date:

2003-2009

Key features:

Straw-bale and timber post and beam construction using native timber. natural slate and sedum roof

Types of work:

Bolted timber frame, Lime render

Special areas:

Use of timber flitch beams

Other considerations:

Use of solar panels, composting toilets and well and grey water collection.


photographs: Jo Lewis

 

 

 

 

Self builder Charlie Easterfield, House and Studio, Co. Leitrim

Date:

2000-2002

Key features:

Timber post and beam structure using Segal Method

Types of work:

Bolted timber frame, native timbers for structure and cladding

Special areas:

Salvaged materials, rainwater harvesting and reed bed.

Other considerations:

Steeply sloping site with difficult ground conditions


photographs: Charlie Easterfield

 

 

 

 

 

Self builder Colin and Laura Bell, Strandhill, Co. Sligo

Date:

1993-97

Key features:

One and half storey dwelling, Timber post and beam structure using Segal Method and native timber

Types of work:

Bolted Timber frame, Cedar cladding

Special areas:

Partially exposed timber frame structure internally, split level site, gallery space

Other considerations:

Use of salvaged materials for floors, radiators, natural slates, internal doors

 

 









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