Highly recognizable for its exposed structural webbing, half-timber construction may be more interesting for its ‘filler’ than for its frame! Half-timbered construction refers to the visible structure used to support load-bearing walls and roofs. The wood frame and pegged fasteners are exposed making the means and methods of construction available for all to see. Technically, some of the timber members are in compression (being pressed,) while others are in tension (being stretched). Half-timber construction was far more expedient to build than its counterpart method–masonry load bearing walls—requiring less labor, heavy lifting and materials. CLICK HERE for the full article.