Building a home starts with a solid foundation and a sturdy frame on which the rest of the house is built upon. However, the frame can get expensive depending on the type of material used. Timber framing provides homeowners with a durable, convenient and environmentally-friendly building option that many can afford. The centuries-old process uses modern technology to build customized, durable home structures.
Regardless of the environmental conditions of the area, you can build a robust house with a timber frame. Interior frames use 15 to 30 cm thick timbers for most structures. The material withstands cold and warm climates. The tenon and mortice joints provide greater durability than nails used in wooden frames. Steel joints offer additional durability to the frame especially when the foundation is shallow due to ground conditions.
Timber framing is ideal for a custom designed home. You can design the home of your dreams and have the frame created with those plans. The home build moves faster than other building methods. Insulation comes pre-fitted onto the frame saving time and money on the build. The frame uses panels designed around your house plans to provide a custom look. The optimized process has about two centuries of proven durability with the benefit of modern technology.
Timber is environmentally friendly as it costs less energy to manufacture and process. The home provides excellent circulation requiring less energy usage throughout the winter and summer months. They ventilate better cutting down on the number of greenhouse emissions needed to power the home. The non-toxic, organic timber uses up to 4 tonnes of carbon dioxide less than conventional building options.
Building your home with timber framing makes for a great retirement home that is affordable. Find a local construction that uses timber in their framing. Your home frame is sure to last for decades with robust material in the design you want.