EAS have extensive knowledge of timber frame construction and timber frame project management. The below blue prints are a single example of a complete timber framed drawing package, for a 4 bedroom house, undertaken by EAS. These drawings were sent to a timber frame company for the manufacture of the housing components and delivered to site for assembly.
The timber framed wall panels carry the loads on the building to the foundations whilst the outer cladding provides decoration and weather protection. The timber frame method of building gives designers flexibility in both layout and external appearance.
High levels of thermal insulation are incorporated within the construction, reducing heating costs and conserving energy. Timber is a naturally strong and durable product and modern timber frames are treated to provide additional protection against damp and pests.
Additional layers of insulation and board materials can be added to provide higher levels of sound insulation, between walls or floors and additional fire protection where required.
The choice of floor and roof construction for timber frame is the same as for other building types. Ground floors can be of concrete or timber, intermediate floors are of timber joists and roofs are usually trussed rafters, however, other types are also available, such as a cut-roof, when a vaulted ceiling is required.
One of the main benefits of Timber Frame Construction is its speed of construction relative to conventional brick and mortar methods.
If you feel that the timber method is the method for your project then please contact us to discuss your options.