How do timber frames work

Why Timber Frame?

A standard timber frame design can offer greater efficiency than its masonry equivalent and can be easily modified to provide maximum efficiency. Each design is tailored specifically to the customer’s individual needs.

The insulation used produces no harmful CFC emissions. UK Timber Structure Frame Systems exceed all energy efficiency government regulations, meaning the home owner can save as much as 40% on their heating costs.

With well managed sustainable sourcing of timber and optimum design reducing raw material waste, the impact to the environment is minimised. Timber frame is at the forefront of contributing to the challenge of ‘climate change’ in building, producing a product bound with quality and value for money.

Timber frame offers significant ‘speed of build’ with greater thermal and acoustic performance than its building material counterparts. Research by the BRE (Building Research Establishment) has found that timber and brick party walls are actually better at providing acoustic reduction than 'traditional' buildings.

Because the materials delivered to site are all that are required, wastage is minimised keeping the site much tidier and less hazardous. A traditional building requires approximately five times more materials to be delivered to the site than a timber frame building. This reduction in the number of lorry loads delivered puts less weight and traffic on the hardcore of the site, causing less damage to temporary road surfaces.

A timber frame system for a typical domestic dwelling can be assembled and made watertight in as little as four or five days, allowing internal work to commence. As skilled labour and machinery costs can be extensive, this reduction in overheads can translate into substantial savings and free up resources for other projects.