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Speed

  • 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

Cost

  • 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.

Performance

  • 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.

Quality

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%)

Environment

  • 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

Flexible Design

  • Glulam products provide strength and design flexibility
  • Lighter construction for foundations where there are poor ground conditions, which may limit building materials.