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norwegian stavbygg/grindbygg link  RSS feed

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Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
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Hi there
I just wanted to share this link with great pictures of timber framing styles from Norway.
This might very well be old news to most of you but Im exited so I will just post this anyway
They call it "stavbygg" wich  roughly means post or "post build". The structures made with this method are called grindbygg which means "frame build" since its based on making frames of posts and joist beams and then adding the roof structure as separate piece or rafters directly to frames. You can see both versions in there.
These naming conventions are a bit tricky and I might be getting it wrong. Any native speaking Norwegians on permies please correct me.
P.S Im Icelandic so not a native speaker of Norwegian although we can understand the gist of things being of same cultural heritage;)
In this link you see that the tie beams are connected to posts with a kind of lock which is quite a cool and elegant way  to get good strength in the whole structure. Is this method perhaps called a "tressle frame" in english?
The image noted with "stav-bete og svil" is the lock I am referring to. Lots of pictures of the build and other versions.
I found this when researching simple timber frame methods for a project Im working on based on the Icelandic turf houses. I have lots of experience in building the turf, turf block(klambra) and stone walls but the wood frame inside is what I want to solve in a new way.
P.S heres a nice article posted by Mitchell Fotheringham  I found on turf building in Iceland in english for those interested:
And just now I found this blog of Tara and Tyler that actually built their house with this method of framing and there is loads of information there on actual permie projects.  Very cool project:
And the specialist:

I hope this interests some of you as it does me.
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This is very awe inspiriing, and encouraging. thank you so much for posting these links and photos.
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The Stavlinebygg and Grindbygg are two quite different framing methods.
I have participated in a Stavlinbygg with Trond Oakland and Peter Henrickson. The Stavlonbygg construction is designed for high wind areas, with angled uprights and a stout roof structure to withstand racking and “lift” or the wind taking the roof off.

Both building styles make good outbuildings, boathouses, orkshops and barns. You would have to change them a bit to make a warm dwelling.

The video in your link shows a Grindbygg extension to an existing building.
Both buildings, when used for hay barns, can have stone slab lower walls installed and breathable walls of juniper branches. Stone, shingle or birchbark and sod roof coverings are used, with modern buildings using sheet metal.

Very good, long lasting structures.
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Stavlinebygg frame on raising day in Minnesota
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