Self build timber frames houses
Timber frame house kits
By self building with timber frame you will have a quality
house that is built very quickly. Once you have prepared the foundations, the
timber frame can be delivered and erected. The erection service can be carried
out by yourselves but a preferred route is to get specialist contractors to
erect the frame for you.
Once the frame is watertight (usually in about a week) the
bricklayers or stonemasons can start the building of the outside walls, this
could be timber cladding, brick, natural stone, render etc. At the same time the
inside work can also be started, electricians, joiners, plumbers etc.
Energy Efficient Homes
The building regulations are getting harder to comply with
for some house manufacturing techniques. With timber frame kits this is no
problem as a great deal of insulation is built into the house kit as standard.
If so desired extra insulation can be added, this is the flexible design
characteristics of timber frame.
Self Build Timber Frame is Environment Friendly
Timber frame construction is also environmentally friendly.
Raw materials are drawn from renewable resources and not virgin forest. Timber
is a natural, non-toxic, organic, recyclable, renewable and bio-degradable
material. Energy consumption in buildings account for 50% of the UK's carbon
dioxide emissions. Very little energy is consumed in the manufacture of a timber