These days we at Nicola LogWorks are doing a lot of heavytimber (CLT and Glue-lam) installation-only work in the commercial arena – and Dai’s shop is a going concern of its own; neither of us are doing much in the way of log work currently, but our approach and philosophy towards our work is defined and branded by our identity as log builders.
Together they pooled their strengths and resources to offer a level of service and quality that was superior to what they were able to offer on their own. The culmination of their work together was a very high end – design and build as you go local ranch house.
The designer of the building was open to ideas and suggestions which allowed the Zen-Boys to express themselves’ in other mediums besides wood and brainstorm some really unique and beautiful solutions; one being the metal joinery design and details. - notice how they celebrate and mimic wood joinery in the design! They may have come with these ideas on their own – but I doubt it – each new concept fueled another, each success inspired the next.
We are not just focussed on our scope of the work - but with the all the materials and work that we tie into and with the materials and work that ties into ours. That defines the log building spirit at its best. We LOVE to build, and we are driven to build sucessful structures.