This is a traditional devon jointed cruck roof frame that i made with Jake Jackson in the winter of 2004/2005 for Back to Earth cob specialists, for a job they did at Culmstock.
The jointed cruck is a simple frame, and if done well stunning in its simplicity. It relies heavily on its high collar for strength, which must be strongly jointed. It is also dependant on finding suitable curved oak stock for the lower cruck post. These ones were sawn by me on the old trekkasaw from oak grown at doddiscombleigh, devon.
The simplicity of the jointed cruck is shown well with all the plaster on the ceiling. Windbracing throughout on a stone or cob building makes for a phenomenally strong roof frame.
Once thatched, the place really is a grand example of a well restored traditional Devon building.