A. National Audit Office (NAO) report published in late-2005 confirmed that timber frame construction costs less than traditional brick and block construction, requires less on site labour days and offers efficiency benefits.
A. In addition to the service that we provide to the individual house builder we are also active in Private Housing, Social Housing, Key Worker and Student accommodation, and the Hotel and Leisure Industry.
A. Absolutely not – If it can be built in brick and block it can be built in timber frame.
A. We provide a full design, manufacture, supply and erect of our timber frame dry shell package in either traditional or cassette form. We also are able to offer free advice on design solutions to achieve specific requirements
A. We generally only require a planning drawing to provide a quote, but it would be very useful if the client questionnaire could be filled in and sent with the drawing to enable greater accuracy and known costs.
A. This largely depends on current work load and the size of the project, it could take anytime from 1-4 weeks. (contact us for guidance)
A. This again depends on work load and size of project and could range from 3-8 weeks (contact us for guidance)
A. Yes in addition to the timber frame we also provide a design and manufacture service just for roof trusses.
A. No we tend to work from Architects plans. However we do have books of numerous house designs and we would be more than happy to advise/send copies of various designs if required.
A. Yes, in fact we would prefer to use our own erectors who know our product and are used to the high standards that we expect and are also familiar with our Health and Safety policy.
A. There are numerous types of plasterboard fixings available which are more than adequate for general fixing, however if a particularly heavy wall unit needs it, supporting noggings can be strategically placed in the timber frame panels to allow for increased fixing. Alternatively high impact/density boarding could be used on the wall in lieu of plasterboard. It may also be sensible to point out that if you build in brick and block the majority of internal walls will be stud partitioning and will therefore require the same fixings.
A. Our designs are checked by an Independent Structural Engineer and a full set of structural design calculations and truss calculations are supplied with every project which are in accordance with the relevant British Standards and Codes of Practice. A NHBC Certificate for timber frame dwellings is also provided for each individual unit.