Benefits of timber frame construction

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Timber frame is one of the most technologically advanced and sustainable forms of construction available in the 21st century. It ensures a high quality product, reduces overall build costs and shortens the duration of build programmes. 70% of the developed world’s population live in timber frame houses. These include many in the USA, Canada, Scandinavia, Europe, Australia and Japan.

In the UK, timber frame is  on the increase, as house-builders and developers recognise the advantages.

Advantages of Timber Frame:

  • Speed of build
  • Offsite manufacturing which means that the  timber frame is made in a controlled environment
  • Not weather dependent
  • Quality of finished goods assured & factory checked
  • Savings on Prelims
  • Quicker return on capital outlay
  • Lightweight structures – often savings in foundations
  • Sustainable materials
  • Chain of Custody certification
  • Key aspect of Code for Sustainable Homes assessment
  • Modern method of construction

Client Benefits:

  • Guaranteed manufacturing consistency and product quality
  • Reduction in 'design lead-in' time to manufacture commencing
  • Reduced detailing input and less risk of design related errors
  • Consistent approach to detailing and obtaining approvals
  • Brick co-ordinating building heights with aperture head heights brick sized consistent and compliant with Regulations
  • Standard stair-rise configurations
  • Floor cassettes of up to 9.6 metres with internal load bearing walls positioned at 4.8 metre spans
  • Ease of service installation with service voids
  • Suited to standard off the shelf materials for follow on trades, i.e. minimal plasterboard and brickwork cutting which in turn reduces waste
  • Egan compliant, sustainable product
  • Reduced costs

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