Why Building in Structural Timber is Better

REGULATION

  1. Easier to meet Future Homes Standard – timber frame is designed around a fabric first approach, the ideal and most cost efficient way to meet upcoming building regulations. A fit and forget solution, timber frame combines structure and thermal performance, delivering slim walls with excellent U values and more useable floor space. Timber frame also offers superior air tightness improving the quality of your build/li>

COST

  1. Value engineered to reduce cost – early engagement during the design process enables recommendations to value engineer designs, optimising cost savings
  2. Improve margin – timber frame construction results in lower site prelim costs, less material waste, lower labour requirements, improved productivity and reduced overall project timescales, providing better ROI. With just in time delivery to site, there is no need for storage
  3. Improved cash cycle – timber frame provides cash positive projects from slab. Through forward planning project timescales, significant cash-flow benefits can be achieved.
  4. Flexible product options – options for open and closed panel timber frame providing the most reliable and cost efficient options to meet your structural and thermal performance targets.

SUSTAINABILITY

  1. Sustainable – timber is the most sustainable material in the world, a naturally renewable building material that sequesters carbon, locking it within the timber and reducing CO2. Timber frame, while delivering a significantly lower carbon footprint also creates energy efficient homes with lower energy consumption and lower bills for end users Find out here how sustainable tree farming helps to create a circular economy, reducing carbon emissions and creating beautiful places to live and work.

QUALITY CONTROL

  1. Quality controlled – timber frame is designed and manufactured in offsite factory conditions, enabling ongoing quality control checks through ISO systems, throughout the manufacturing process. With precision dimensions, on site installation is easier. Timber frame products also have audited chain of custody certification
  2. Excellent acoustic performance – timber frame panels provide robust acoustic performance through insulated walls and ceilings (Part E of the Building Regulations).

SAVES TIME

  1. Shorter project times – timber frame provides faster construction than other material forms and a typical house can be wind and water tight within 5 days with a 6 to 9 week build from slab. There is no drying out period and installation of timber frame is not dependant on weather conditions so follow on trades can begin earlier with multiple trades working simultaneously

GUARANTEED SUPPLY

  1. Robust supply chain – high quality timber is provided through a strong supply chain with sustainable farmed forests, guaranteeing continuity of supply, increasing capacity and developing new products to meet construction needs