Whether you wish to build an extension or a new build, a timber frame offers the best sustainble choice in building material. Wood from certified managed forests, which ensures that there is a renewable and sustainable building source. A timber frame offers architectual elegance that can either be incorporated into the asthetics of the building, either be shown externally or internally to create a stunning feature. Using Oak, Larch and Douglas Fir, one thing can be guaranteed - a quality building thats built to last.
Heavy structural timber frames offer an incredibly flexible method of construction. Generally manufactured off site, keeping site time down to a minimum, they can be simple, minimal or contempory, traditional or a complex design of both the external and internal structure. With any design, you are guaranteed to have a visually unique and stunning component to any home. Modern timber frames are incorporating new materials such as structural glazing and steel, which increases the freedom of design. By using traditional craftsmanship, which reflects the long tradition of timber framing in the UK with modern technology in CAD design and modelling enables various options available to both client and designer, saving costs by; remodelling to the clients requirements and budget, cost engineering and providing accurate information on timber frame sizes, dimensions and joinery connections, which avoids serious mistakes later on.
Modern timber framed buildings can be speciafied to exceed Building Regs, creating a home which is highly insulated, energy efficient and sustainable. One main area is the walling, with a wide range of products from traditional brick and mortar, to a more natural and sustainable approach using materials such as; Hemcrete, Durisol blocks, Aircrete blocks, Straw Bales or traditional Cobb, plus the numerous types of cladding. Along with the type of roof cladding, these 2 main features will have a dramatic impact upon the look and feel of the project.
Wether you require an Oak Frame house or conservatory, a sustainable home incorporating Larch or Douglas Fir beams and posts, self build Eco houses to contempory timber framed domestic designs. Simply contact us to discuss your design or project, knowing that not only is wood a great investment for today but also for the future.