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Benefits of Timber Frame

Making the right choice

Why use timber frame?

Timber frame houses and other wooden buildings are a common feature of buildings from the 19th century and earlier. In the UK today, timber frames are again growing in popularity over traditional ‘brick and block’ methods, due to their inherent benefits.

Faster

For private self-builders and main contractors alike, the main advantage is a much faster build cycle. Merronbrook’s timber frame approach to housing can decrease the build programme time by as much as 30%. This allows the structure to be made watertight in significantly less time than with a traditional build.

Sustainable

There are the obvious environmental benefits of timber frame construction and these are fast becoming its No.1 selling point. Timber has the lowest CO2 cost of any commercial building material and once installed, provides high levels of thermal insulation, reducing overall heating costs. To find out more about how choosing timber frame can help you achieve the greatest possible environmental credentials for your project, click here.

Cost-effective

A recent independent report commissioned by Rider Levett Bucknall showed using timber frames and more carefully planned packages for follow-on sub-contractors was the most cost-effective structural solution, offering an overall cost saving of 2.8% and a programme saving of 19.5%.

Versatile

Due to the speed of erection and its versatility, Merronbrook’s timber frame structures have been employed in a wide range of building types, including:

  • Single-storey bungalows
  • Multi-room residential properties
  • Low-rise apartments
  • Community housing
  • Offices
  • Care homes
  • Hospitals
  • Schools
  • Public buildings

To see some examples of our timber frames being used in projects like yours, click here to see our “Project Sectors” gallery.

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