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Our timber frame designers are here to interpret your ideas and your architect’s provisional scheme, while establishing a well thought out, structurally sound timber frame design in preparation for ordering materials and constructing the frame in the workshops.
They can offer advice and ideas to you and your architect in the early stages of your project to ensure you start off on the right foot and get exactly what you want in the long run.
The timber frame designer will serve as your main point of contact and will work closely with you and your architect from the early stages of the project right through until the frame is raised, offering guidance and support where needed.
We have an in-house team of frame designers using the latest 3D architectural modelling software.
As part of our service we supply you and your architect with all relevant 'Standard Details' which are advisory details showing the recommended detailing for the timber frame and applied glazing and how they interact with surrounding build.
These details are architect approved and have been developed over many years to be robust and reliable.
All of our design work is underpinned by sound structural guidance from a frame engineer.
The frame engineer works under our umbrella and provides, as standard, a certificate covering the structural integrity of the frame.
This is the basic requirement for Building Control.
Our team has in-depth knowledge of carpentry, architectural detailing, engineering and the practicalities of frame raising to ensure your frame design is well conceived from all perspectives.
Our frame designers are well versed in a huge array of styles and sizes of design and whether your building is small, large, square, curved, wave-form or faceted they can confidently help you design the frame to fit.
Firstly its important to say that we advocate that the frame is not exposed to the outside. That means that it can be finished in a variety of ways. The choices are extensive, and that means that wherever you are in the country (or world!) you can adopt a vernacular which is in keeping with the style of the building s around you (and keep on the good side of the planning authorities!)
The insulation build up can be done on site or using SIPS panels. Outside of that our clients finish buildings in an outer layer of brickwork, rendered block, weatherboarding, natural stone, slate, shingle, glass.
For some, the silvering of oak cover boards is a matter of taste. Osmo UV protection oil can be applied to maintain a natural finish, however, this will require regular maintenance to achieve a constant finish long term. We do not offer the application of any finishing as part of our service and is best carried out by a local decorator.
The most commonly used timber framed double glazing unit is 24mm thick; this is constructed from two 4mm sheets of glass with a 16mm argon gas filled void. These units can be applied to areas up to 2.5 m², for areas larger than this it is necessary to use 28mm units which are constructed from two 6mm sheets of glass with a 16mm argon gas filled void. This increase in unit thickness does mean that a much larger glazed area is possible, however, of course there is a cost implication to this.
Yes. If you are looking for a complete build or ‘Turnkey’ service, we can offer a solution to include each stage of the process, from the feasibility assessment, design, management and construction, right through to completion. We pride ourselves on being adaptable as every client is different. We can offer a number of routes for you and your project, depending on how involved you want to get. We aim to understand your particular situation and respond to deliver what you need. For many people that means us working as a contractor alongside your architect and builder, for others, involvement at each stage or a self build project. Get in touch to find out which route would suit your project best and we can deliver a range of options from a finished frame to a finished house, ready for you to move into.