Timber Frame

Have you ever considered a self build home?

Have you ever considered a self build home? If so, you are among a growing number of people who like the flexibility and profitability of self builds and are considering one in the near future. Over 13,000 custom and self-built homes were built in the UK in 2017, and that figure was estimated to have risen to 40,000 in 2019. It is expected over 1 million people in the UK will look into building their own home in 2020. That’s a lot of time frames!

There are several reasons for this huge rise in interest in the self-build sector. For half (49 per cent), buying a ‘used’ home just isn’t cutting it in terms of building quality, with older block homes increasingly causing problems for new homeowners – stated by Home Owner Alliance.

Timber Frame – the fastest growing method in construction.

Unsurprising the number of timber frame houses built by self-builders is almost equal to those built with masonry according to a 2017 market report* Making it the fastest growing method of construction, with block housing being a traditional alternative, but costing homeowners much more to run and heat.  Not only that but the design is out of date, with more modern homes surfacing, requiring a more flexible material to be built, this is were Timber Frame comes in. 

No Cutting corners – but creating curves with flexible design

One of the numerous benefits is that Timber Frame is Flexible, no cutting corners but creating curved and beautiful design features without the excess costs.

Being quicker to build also reduces the time spent on-site meaning once the building’s foundations are installed, erection of the main structure follows very quickly – typically taking only two or three days to complete. New timber-framed homes can, therefore, be brought to market at a much faster rate than is possible with traditional brick-and-block. 

Choosing the right build for your Self Build 

Self Builders with fresh ideas, modern trends and where the quality of life all plays a key role in the decision-making process should choose Timber Frame – and here is a simple explanation to why.

Timber Frame Self Builds can reach an A rating energy efficiency standard just by utilising the materials it is built with, it will cost a lot more to reach those standards with a standard blockhouse and additional insulation. The chart below will show and explain more about the EER Rating and its importance for Self Build Homes. The Ultimate Closed System and Passive House Timber Frame Systems will offer the highest EER rating. 

If you are considering a Self Build QTF Timber Frame would be delighted to offer you a quotation for a Timber Frame house. We will require architectural drawings, as every house and plot of land is different we are unable to offer estimate pricing based on the number of bedrooms.