This oak-framed conservatory was designed by the architect David Austin, with whom we have collaborated on numerous projects. It involved a series of three arch braced trusses and a fully glazed gable-end frame, creating a spacious and light room in a relatively small space.
Here is one of the arch brace trusses at our workshop, with all the joints cut and pinned together for a test fitting before transporting on-site:
In this close-up image you can see how the joints are put together:
We use metal pins at this stage instead of the traditional oak pegs as they come out a lot more easily. Next we dismantled the frames and transported them to the site:
We erected the frame on site using a small crane. In this image you can see it starting to take shape:
Finally the frame was cleaned up before the rest of the build continued.
This is the completed project: