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Monday 23 April 2018

Why Timber Frame?


Panelised Timber Frame from Eco Timber Homes

Timber Frame construction has been around for many years but is regularly confused with modular, mobile and pre-fabricated homes which are quite different. Perhaps you have seen television programmes like Grand Designs or Extreme Makeover and wondered how they build a house so fast, the following information will help you understand how.

Panelised construction is the evolution of traditional “stick frame” construction. Panelised construction takes the technology from traditional framing and brings it into a controlled and efficient manufacturing environment.

After the projects foundations are prepared, the floor system is built according to traditional framing methods. The next step would normally be to measure, cut and nail individual pieces of timber together to create a wall section and then level, square and fasten it in place. This is where the panelised process used by Eco Timber Homes differs. Panelisation brings the wall assembly portion into a climate controlled and efficient manufacturing environment. All of the panelised components are framed on flat, square framing tables. All of the panels are designed using computer software resulting in greater accuracy and reduced labour and waste. This helps us to work toward being better stewards of the environment – a global goal!

Once all of the panels and building components are complete, they are shipped in sea containers to a port depending on the location of your site. Once the panelised package arrives on site it is unloaded and ready for installation on the prepared foundation; whether slab on grade, crawl space or a full basement.

Panelised construction building kits are quickly becoming the new standard. Both builders and homeowners can benefit from panelised construction. – are you ready for a better and faster way to build?

What are the advantages?

Material and Cost Savings
  • Human error is reduced
  • Reduced waste and disposal costs
  • Savings due to volume purchasing
  • Material is optimized using computer software
  • Jobsite labour is dramatically reduced
  • Less building materials available for theft
Higher Quality Standards
  • Factory controlled conditions result in panels that are accurate and better fitting on-site
  • Reduced warping, shrinkage and floor squeaks due to quicker close in
  • Our Panelised process uses premium grade timber and materials
  • Panels are built by experienced workers using the latest computer software resulting in a consistent and uniform product
Reduced Construction Time
  • More reliable completion and move in date
  • Construction loan and interest charges are reduced due to a quicker completion time
  • Delays due to material shortages and labour scheduling are reduced
  • Construction becomes more feasible year round

Eco Timber Homes Limited
Norfolk House, 75 Bartholomew Street
Newbury, Berkshire RG14 5DU
Phone: +44 (0) 1952 457222

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