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19th October 2017 / posted by Dave Black

Timber Framed House Kits

Choosing an Oak Frame House Kit for a Self-Build Project

 

a self build timber frame kit

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to build your own home similar to how a child would build a Lego house, bit by bit, piece by piece? To have all the components in front of you and the ease of slotting each part into another raising it upwards to form a structure to live in. Well, it’s not too farfetched of an idea as it’s a building method that is well and truly established today.

 

Flat pack oak frame house

 

Many self-builders are aware of the various ‘flat pack’ houses available on the market, but have not considered the fact that for thousands of years, house builders have creatively designed and developed timber structures that fit together effortlessly using jointing carpentry techniques. By crafting the wood posts and beams into box shapes, they could then be added on or removed in a modular fashion depending on the size of the site it would sit on and the use of the spaces. In other words, house kits are nothing new and an oak framed house builder such as Oakwrights have the knowledge and expertise to assist you to put together your future home, using all the finely crafted pieces or ‘kit’ parts.

 

house kit numbered up ready for delivery

 

Combining these traditional methods with modern construction tools now offers a cost-effective and speedy result for the self-builder interested in getting a new home. From the design stage right down to the finishing touches onsite, by choosing a timber frame kit as your self-build option will bring many advantages to your project.

 

the oak frame kit taking shape

  • The designing of an oak frame house kit is a crucial stage and can save valuable time and help reduce errors before heading to the site. By sitting down and working with a frame designer you will be able to see your project come to life in 2-dimensional drawings and a unique virtual reality 3D fly through, so making amends to the project will be hours and not months.

  • The oak frame structure and encapsulation systems are prefabricated in a clean and dry workshop environment with access to all the tools at hand meaning your timber kit house will arrive on-site in manageable packages and look box-fresh.

  • The prefabricated flat pack units are delivered to site on a flatbed truck and craned onto a spare area on the plot. As the packages are prebuilt and bundled together to transport they take up less room on the lorry, therefore minimizing the number of deliveries to site.

  • Once all the oak frame and encapsulation panel components are situated on site it is time for the site crew to raise the kit piece by piece like a jigsaw puzzle. It is a rapid build process and depending on the size of the project it can be erected (oak frame and encapsulation) within weeks; ready for the other trades to begin their works.


Let Oakwrights help you put the pieces together and create a home worth celebrating!

 

our team of experts assembling the timber house kits

 

timber house kit assembled and encapsulated

 

oak house kit site build

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