The timber building is an old and proven structure. Ancient civilizations found it easy to build timber centuries ago, and now the timber is taking off again. The basic timber structure consists of vertical supports, horizontal sections, beams or frames, and supports. The timber frames and trusses in Sydney are very simple and strong.
Timber is built deep into the ground and extends over the building to support the roof. Skyscrapers are designed and built on the same philosophy, albeit on a much larger scale, using a variety of building materials.
The structure must have a poured concrete slab or foundation. The truss structure is then constructed from above and fixed to the plinth or panel. The additional cost, time, manpower, and skills required for a particular part of the building are major drawbacks in using this construction technique.
In tower frame construction, lightweight timber supports are used, evenly spaced to provide support for nailing the wall coverings and framing the roof. The popularity of construction with nails in residential houses is mainly due to the availability of materials and the rigidity of the provisions of building laws.
Traditional timber construction and modern post-construction are strong and pleasing to look at, but require large beams or lumber for both horizontal and vertical elements, which are not currently available without high costs and expertise. This type of building also requires more effort and care in placing the heavier supports.