Curved rafters features outside and inside of this home.
Glulam: GL18 Vic Ash Hardwood, GL13 Radiata Pine H3
Curved Rafters: 240 x 50mm GL18
Curved Barges: 212 x 35mm GL13 H3
Coating: Single Pack Mirotone, Cabots Water Based
Located in Tasmania, this residential home has beautifully curved GL18 Vic Ash Hardwood rafters that feature outside and inside. The homes façade, which is dominated by steel roofing has timber texture that teases out from the concrete walls and corners; providing an excellent example of utilising timber, steel, stone and concrete for structure support and finish to a project. Built on a slopping block, the project represents clever design by including wheelchair access throughout the home.
Upon entry, the home embraces timber texture from the high ceiling down with each GLT (Glue Laminated Timber) rafter beautifully curved and spanning across the main living area, garage and outside porch. The longest curve GLT rafter spans 15.9 metres and are neatly aligned together, resembling the ribs of a boat made of timber. Fittingly, the builder of this home was a renowned boat builder and carpenter in Tasmania.
To add a modern touch to the home, large double-glazed windows that looks out to an open view of the harbour was installed. The windows close to the ceiling help shine sunlight onto the timber texture seen in the ceiling, window frames and flooring. It complements the white concrete walls stunningly and provides balance with the earthy toned interiors. This earthy tone is mirrored externally with the use of concrete render and Thermacell block products, which helps trap natural heating inside; keeping the home warm and cosy.
Vicbeam are proud to have supplied GL18 Vic Ash Hardwood to this project located in Tasmania. Finished with Cabots Water Based and Mirotone coats, these GLT rafters look stunning from different angles of the home. Natural sunlight shining through to the main living areas proudly shows off a scenic timber home that would excite any residential builder walking in.