Timber frame is a modern method of construction (MMC) – using standardised, prefabricated timber wall panels and floors commonly in use in many developed countries
Timber Frame Construction
This method of constructing housing and other buildings uses advanced durable breathable membranes, insulation and vapour control layers . Building regulation requirements for thermal, acoustic and fire performance are all incorporated into the timber frame design.
Timber frame requires 20 per cent fewer on-site labour days and ensures a significantly faster construction period overall. This means a faster return on investment, reduced disruption to local communities, and tidier, safer sites.
Timber frame systems are particularly suited to brownfield sites with poor soil conditions (sites that favour lighter buildings), and sites with restricted access. Modular components are also easy to transport whilst prefabricated panels offer strict quality control and fewer post erection quality problems.
Sustainable code compliance
Compliance with the Code for Sustainable Homes – Timber frame achieves the required standards easily, and wins big points for Housebuilders in terms of the environmental impact of materials, responsible sourcing, construction waste reduction, airtightness, sound insulation and the lifetime homes plan.
The Advantages of using timber framed construction
Futureway Homes deliver a complete weathertight structure consisting of inner leaf, internal partitions, floors and roof, all within a predictable timetable. This helps in meeting construction schedules.
Timber frame construction provides ready routes for wiring and plumbing, significantly reducing the time required for these operations.
The timber frame acts as a template, with predetermined openings. This reduces setting out and results in dimensional accuracy. Windows and doors can be fitted easily.
Efficient build programming
Construction processes can be undertaken simultaneously, with work, such as wall lining, starting much earlier in the build programme. Brickwork is taken off the critical path.
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