Timber Frame Advantages

A timber frame home are often referred to as a lightweight form of construction, but don’t be misled – like the skeleton in your body, it is a custom made structure that is remarkably strong and durable.

The use of timber frames around the world
Timber frame is the norm in many countries and the most proven building system

  • Over 70% of people in the developed world live in A timber frame homes.
  • In North America timber frame accounts for 90% of all low-rise housing.
  • A timber frame is the most popular form of building construction in Scandinavia, thanks largely to its suitability for a cold climate where homes need to be able to be built fast, be very energy efficient and keep people comfortable throughout the year.

There are many advantages to A timber frame construction, but it’s best-known quality is its environmental excellence. The pressure to adopt more environmentally friendly measures is becoming more intense, with the Government demanding that all partners in the building industry contribute to reducing the impact of development on CO2 emissions. To produce a timber frame structure you will emit less CO2 than a traditional brick build. The timber is taken from sustainable woods which means the trees are replanted to the level of re-growth.

Reasons to choose a when building a new home

  • Flexible design – A timber frame structure can cladded in any external material usually timber panels, bricks or stone, this is to complement the local regulations and planning requirements.
  • Quick build – A timber frame can be partly pre cut, modulated and built to precision and therefore the build time is much quicker than for a brick build. Time is also saved due to a much cleaner site since less building debris is around. A typical building can be weather-tight in less than 5 days.
  • Lightweight – The components in a A timber frame weighs less and can be used on a brown field sites or sites with difficult land conditions. Easy transport.

A timber frame building costs less to heat, that’s built to higher standards and is snug, warm and draught free that doesn’t need to come at the expense of future generations.


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