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English translation: header joist construction

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20:25 Jul 30, 2004
German to English translations [PRO]
Architecture / half-timbered construction (Fachwerk)
German term or phrase: Rähmbau
And another question on half-timbered houses in Bacharach:

"Das Haus Sickingen wurde noch im Ständer-
baustil gebaut: Die senkrechten Balken be-
stehen jeweils aus einem einzigen Stamm.
In diese Stämme hat man Einkerbungen ge-
schnitzt, in weiche die waagerecht verlaufen-
den Balken gelegt wurden. Da dieser Baustil
nicht stabil war, erfand man den Rähmbau.
Hierbei verband man waagerecht durchlau-
fende Balken mit kurzen senkrechten Balken.
Aufgrund dieses Unterschiedes kann man mühe-
los erkennen, weiches die älteren Häuser sind."

Does anyone out there happen to be a specialist in half-timbered architecture?
Alison Schwitzgebel
France
Local time: 11:45
English translation:header joist construction
Explanation:
Im Hochbau ist der Rähm ein(e)

- head [runner],
- top rail,
- head rail, bzw.
- header joist
Selected response from:

Roland Grefer
Local time: 05:45
Grading comment
Thanks Roland!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Rähmbau
header joist construction


Explanation:
Im Hochbau ist der Rähm ein(e)

- head [runner],
- top rail,
- head rail, bzw.
- header joist


Roland Grefer
Local time: 05:45
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 8
Grading comment
Thanks Roland!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  optovision: you can even add head piece (runner) and if you need Rähmstück - it's a summer [beam] (Fachwerkwände)
1 hr
  -> Thanks for the additional explanations
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