Let us share a few interesting data here – more than 70% of the population in the developed country live in a timber frame house. In the USA and Canada, more than 90% of low-rise buildings are made with timber frame technology. Also, in Scotland, 75% of new building houses and in the UK, 90% of self-build houses are using timber frames.
It may be surprising for many of you to know that most of the mainstream house builders have also started recognizing the benefits they can get in their speed of building any prefabricated timber building.
In the UK, Vision Development has supplied a good number of timber frame homes to many happy homeowners and these homes can last as long as any mainstream home.
Let us now list out various advantages of a timber frame home in the next paragraph.
1. Thermal insulation
Typically, timber frame structures are able to achieve a much better thermal performance as compared to masonry structures having a thinner construction. Because of their low thermal mass, any spaces that are enclosed by timber frames may heat up faster than masonry construction.
Timber frame always delivers great airtightness too, as the vapour control layer that is installed to their wall also can act as an air barrier.
The acoustic performance of timber frame party walls can always be excellent as there are fewer paths available for sound to travel. Now, twin leaf party walls will often be used by many sectors due to this advantage. Also, plasterboard and insulation are used for absorbing the sound.
3. Speed of build
Any prefabricated timber frame can always be erected much faster than any brick and block construction. So, other work like plastering and electrical wiring can start much earlier because the interior will not be exposed to the weather for a long time.
Also, building programs can become predictable almost irrespective of any weather-related issues.
4. Environmental impact
As we know trees can ‘lock in’ carbon dioxide, hence they can combat global warming. Also, timber is a renewable material, because if a tree will be felled then another will be planted in that place.
If this balance is maintained, then the timber supply will remain sustainable. With increased timber use as a building material, it will encourage forest growth.
5. Cost efficiencies
Any timber house will take much lesser time and that itself will reduce a lot of the cost of your house. If the whole project is properly planned and executed then it can offer a substantial amount of cost-savings.
6. Strength and robustness
You will find all timber frame structures are not only quite strong but also very robust as long as the total project is well designed and also constructed properly.
All the elements of any timber frame can always be very carefully designed to make it more cost-effective, by using the optimal amount of required material for obtaining the required strength.
If you are now interested to go for a timber house then contact Vision Development for further details.