- Timber frames are quicker to complete than masonry builds
- The impact of weather is reduced
- Construction doesn’t need to stop during rain, frost and snow. Builds can be weather proofed in days.
- No drying out period.
- Spreads site labour across multiple labour pools
- Saving in construction costs and operational costs, helping to save money in the long run.
- Reduced overheads
- Rental income streams start earlier
- Social housing grant can be drawn down earlier, reducing interest payments on capital to fund developments.
- All supply and erect contracts have a dedicated contracts manager to oversee projects.
- Acoustic performance, timber frame creates better sound insulation between rooms.
- Thermal insulation creating lower heating bills
- Fire robustness, there is no greater risk of a fire occurring in a timber frame home.
Frames are constructed in a quality-controlled factory setting. Frames are all pre-fabricated meaning:
- Reduced time on site
- Reduced waste
- Site waste has an inherent value
- Timber waste can be mostly recycled
- Reduced defects
- Increased air tightness
- Reduced quantity of site labour
- Reduced working time at height (up to 80%)
- The timber industry successfully plants more trees than what is used, allowing for forestry growth
- Completely renewable source
- Carbon neutral material- lowest CO2 cost of all building materials
- Glulam products provide strength and design flexibility
- Lighter construction for foundations where there are poor ground conditions, which may limit building materials.