Start building your timber frame house with Merronbrook
More and more new build homes are self-build projects with around 20,000 people choosing to oversee their own building project each year. Currently, around 12% of all new build houses in the UK are self-built. Due to their many advantages, timber frame houses form a large proportion of this figure.
From the very beginning, Merronbrook has been assisting first time and experienced self-builders with timber frame products for a variety of building projects.
What is a Self-Build?
The term ‘self-build’ can be somewhat misleading as fewer than 10% of self-builders carry out any building work themselves. The main purpose of the self-builder is to manage the building project, but in many cases, this can be outsourced to a specialist.
Regardless of your level of involvement, your main role is to make sure you get exactly the home you are looking for. Whether or not you want to get your hands dirty, taking ownership of the build project is the best way to get the house of your dreams.
Advantages of Self Build timber frame houses
There are a number of advantages to building your own house.
When you choose to build your own house, your only limits are your budget and your imagination. As wood is such a versatile material, timber frame houses can offer a good deal of flexibility compared to other building methods.
Should you choose to manage the project yourself, you will have full control over budgets and cost. Our specialist teams are always available to discuss the estimated cost of your timber frame project.
The trouble with existing buildings is that the really good houses are rarely in the right places. When you build your perfect house yourself, all you need to do is find the perfect spot.
Starting from scratch allows you to consider all options to make sure your home is energy efficient. Timber frame construction is a particularly sustainable building method which is why it’s a popular option for self-builders.
Most self-builders will agree that the sense of achievement is the biggest advantage of building your own home. Although the prospect can be daunting, there can be no better reward than waking up every day in the house of your dreams.
Merronbrook can help
We are more than happy to discuss how timber frame construction can help with building your own self build timber frame home. We can provide guidance from concept to completion, should you need it, and we also offer:
- Site specific quotations based on your architects drawings
- Timber frame supply only service
- Full timber frame erection service if required
- Advice & guidance on specification and thermal design
- Factory-fitted insulation to external wall panels
- Technical support pre and post supply
- Product information on timber frame, roof trusses and floor joists
First time build or not, we wish you well with your self-build project and welcome the opportunity to discuss your build, view production facilities and cover any technical issues.