What Is Timber Frame?

A timber frame system differs from blocks and mortar construction in that the inner leaf is an insulated timber wall which is in essence, the structure itself. This is supplied complete with roof members, floor members, internal walls and stairs.

Once the structure is assembled, internal works can commence and the outer leaf can be built. Timber frame is a precision engineered structure producing inherent dimensionally accurate buildings producing high levels of air tightness and highly efficient energy performance.

See the process in our timber frame video by QTF Services:


Timber Frame is strong, durable and flexible build solution that can be designed to meet today’s demands of modern living. The product is easily transported and erected in either mainstream or the most remote of locations.

Why Timber Frame?

A standard timber frame design can offer greater efficiency than its masonry equivalent and can be easily modified to provide maximum efficiency. Each design is tailored specifically to the customer’s individual needs.

The insulation used produces no harmful CFC emissions. QTF Services Timber Frame structures exceed all energy efficiency government regulations, meaning the home owner can save as much as 80% on their heating costs.


Benefits to the environment and on the pocket

With well managed sustainable sourcing of timber and optimum design reducing raw material waste, the impact to the environment is minimised. In fact, timber frame is at the forefront of contributing to the challenge of ‘climate change’ in building, producing a product bound with quality and value for money.

Timber frame offers significant ‘speed of build’ with greater thermal and acoustic performance than its building material counterparts.

Research by the BRE (Building Research Establishment) has found that timber and brick party walls are actually better at providing acoustic reduction than ‘traditional’ buildings.

Because the materials delivered to site are all that are required, wastage is minimised keeping the site much tidier and less hazardous. A traditional building requires approximately five times more materials to be delivered to the site than a timber frame building.

This reduction in the number of lorry loads delivered puts less weight and traffic on the hardcore of the site, causing less damage to temporary road surfaces

A timber frame system for a typical domestic dwelling can be assembled and made watertight in as little as four or five days, allowing internal work to commence. As skilled labour and machinery costs can be extensive, this reduction in overheads can translate into substantial savings and free up resources for other projects or external works.

If you are looking to Self Build a Timber Frame or Passive house, QTF Services offer Timber Frames manufactured by our highly trained and knowledgeable team. We have the experience and products to assist you with your property portfolio or self-build.

Everything that we do is bespoke and tailored to each client.  We are used to dealing with multiple building types of moderate to really high complexity and pride ourselves in being able to deliver them on budget, and on time throughout the UK and Ireland.

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