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A SELF-BUILD TIMBER FRAMED HOUSE

THINGS TO LOOK OUT FOR WHEN CONSIDERING A TIMBER FRAMED SELF-BUILD PROJECT

 

With almost 22% of new build and self-build homes being constructed today using timber framing techniques, this traditional construction method is more popular than ever. Whilst there are a wealth of advantages of using timber compared to alternative building options, constructing a new home using timber can present difficulties, which is why it is vital to choose a reputable framing company like Oakwrights. With decades of experience, Oakwrights will be your partner throughout your new timber home project and ensure a problem-free self-build experience. 

If you are considering embarking on a self-build oak home project, then here below are some of the unique advantages and characteristics of building using a timber frame and information about getting more advice.

 

 

TIMBER FRAME DESIGN


Given its strength, building using green oak allows for the house to be designed with the oak frame supporting the entire building. Therefore, no internal load-bearing walls are necessary and expansive barn style homes can be considered. In essence, oak gives you the ability to create a house in almost any style - from traditional to contemporary, cosy cottage through to open plan barn. Green oak frames however, are extremely unforgiving, so it is recommended that you choose a specialist oak frame design team or architect to work with.

barn style home interior

SPEED OF CONSTRUCTION


Given the Oakwrights oak frame is constructed off site, the frame itself can be erected onsite in a matter of days meaning bad weather on site is much less of a factor than when building using bricks and mortar. However, it is important to get the design right first time, as any adjustments after the frame has been constructed can be tricky - another reason to use experienced oak frame designers.

the oak frame design

ECO-FRIENDLY BUILDING MATERIAL


Green oak used by Oakwrights is low impact, carbon neutral, renewable and sustainable. It is also incredibly energy efficient, proof of which is the recent completion of the very first oak framed passive house in Europe, nominated for numerous awards.

See the planning consent story for this Passive House Self Build project.

sustainable oak as a building material

FURTHER ADVICE FOR THE SELF-BUILDER

 

If you’re considering a timber frame self-build house, then get in touch with the experts at Oakwrights. Our team of oak frame specialists can advise you on every aspect of oak framing and can be with you at every stage of a build project, from finding a plot to planning, design, construction and completion.

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