TIMBER FRAME HOME EXTENSIONS

Timber frame extensions are the most efficient, environmentally friendly, and financially viable way of building today.

The areas we work in and cover for timber frame home extensions are Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire, and close surrounding areas. If you would like any building projects looked at or advice, please contact us through our form and we will be please to help.

Providing your home with additional space and adding value to the property is great, but there are also a host of other benefits to when choosing a timber frame extension.

The construction of a timber frame extension allows you to achieve a weathertight stage in a matter of days rather than weeks, which means its less dependent on weather conditions, and cheaper on labour. Building a home extension using Timber Frame gives the homeowner a lot less disruption and stress.

Once a timber frame extension has been constructed, it offers excellent levels of thermal performance and airtightness, making it the perfect type of build for projects that put excellent sustainability as a high priority.

Deciding to take the route of a timber frame extension you’ll want to consider a number of things, including how the frame is manufactured, the choice of exterior finish suitable for your property, what sort of planning permission might be required and what can be achieved in your budget.

Is a timber frame extension cheaper?

In most cases a timber frame home extension will be cheaper to build than a traditionally built extension. The main reason for this is that there are typically fewer labour hours involved with the timber frame construction process.

It’s also much easier for the customer or the builder to predict an accurate build-time as timber frame construction is less dependent on weather conditions – this is something that can often push home extension builds back many weeks when using traditional old fashioned methods, particularly during the winter months.

Is a timber frame extension cheaper?

Timber frame extensions can have a multitude of external finishes that are available for you to choose from.

A variety of the materials that can be chosen include:

  • Brickwork
  • Natural stone
  • Timber cladding
  • Render
  • Metal cladding
  • Fibre cement cladding
  • Brick slips

Timber frame is a fast and cost-effective construction method perfect for most residential development projects.

Does a timber frame extension get built on site?

Most of our timber frame home extensions that are built using timber frame are ‘stick build’, which means timber frame panels are made up on site as opposed to being manufactured in a factory. The structural engineer would carefully design the timber frame and prepare a specification of the size and grade of timbers to be used for the frame, lintels, studs and so on.

Your builder would take delivery of the timbers that are required to build the timber frame extension, and thanks to the timbers being loose when delivered they can be easily carried through restricted access areas to the location where the timber frame extension is to be erected.

Design features that include large expanses of glazing may require a steel or glulam timber to be installed, but this aspect will have been advised by the structural engineer during the planning process. This can be created off-site, delivered in separate sections, and then bolted together on site at the start of the construction phase.

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