QTF TIMBER FRAME BENEFITS
For over 15 years QTF Services have been providing self-builders and contractors with quality timber frame homes in the UK and Ireland.
Timber Frame is proving to be a superior building method in Ireland and throughout the UK. Read the top benefits to building with Timber Frame:
X4 Times More Energy Efficient than Block Build Homes
QTF TIMBER FRAME BENEFITS
X4 Timber More Energy Efficient than Block Builds
For every second, for every degree of temperature difference [between inside and outside], softwood timber is four times more energy efficient than a block-built home.
The block and brick bits provide no value whatsoever thermally. If there is an air cavity that has some weak thermal value, the insulation is what you are relying on almost entirely. (Learn more here)
Energy Efficiency homes
Timber frame houses provide excellent thermal and sound insulation with the benefits of home owners saving up to £1000 on annual heating costs, and 70% on overall energy costs according to UKTF. This Remarkable energy efficiency also means that houses stay warmer for longer once they have been heated.
Flexible Building Design
Timber Frame builds are very versatile when it comes to design. Homes can be designed to meet clients’ and architects’ requirements. Having been successfully involved in the design of many timber frame houses and commercial properties for over 10 years, we ensure our clients and those designing a home that there are very few limitations in the design process and can work up the best design for your requirements.
The speed that timber frames allow for is incomparable to many other materials used in the construction of timber houses and properties. Being considerably faster than traditional on-site methods, the timber frame build time for such properties is considerably reduced. For more information on a time frame why not give us a quick call at, +44 (0)2840638989 or email [email protected].
Having a timber frame constructed in a factory environment will provide a higher quality of build through the building process. Energy-efficient homes must have a very high level of accuracy to maintain an airtight structure.
While efficient thermal insulation is undoubtedly the key element in preventing heat loss within a home, problem areas exist at the joints where surfaces such as walls, roofs, windows, and doors meet. In order to achieve the A3 BER ratings for our timber frame houses, our QTF manufacturer and building team have to ensure that all such joints are airtight to prevent all draughts that may enter the structure. Air tightness is accomplished by ensuring that all joints are adequately sealed to prevent air and vapor from permeating between the insulating layers, which as well as energy loss can lead to problems such as condensation and damp mold.
At QTF Services we are committed to promoting environmentally friendly, sustainable houses. All of the timber used in the construction of your house is sourced from sustainable forests. See full details here on building a sustainable home
Whether you’re looking to build a timber house or property, here at QTF Services we ensure a competitive price to save you money on the services we supply. Here are just some of the main benefits relating to the cost of building your home: Saving in reduced construction costs – up to 30% faster than the conventional method Saving in operation costs and less wastage of materials Cost-effective transport of materials All costs are fixed which allows for certainty of budget and greater control
Saving on running costs
iN 2021 the average home heating, fuel, and electricity bills cost was between £1,138 per annum, but a Timber frame house running costs calculate to be only £560.00 a year on average.
It is also alarming to think that many blockhouses which are now being built are years out of date by the time they are finished.
Quality When considering building with Timber Frame we would encourage any client to ensure they are buying at the best quality. Quality is in our name and at QTF Services we put a substantial amount of time and effort into proving that we offer one of the highest-quality products in the UK and Ireland. Take a look at our Health and Safety page for more details on our approved certifications.
Management Having been in this industry for many years, we ensure that our client's Timber frame project is taken care of by providing a supply-and-erect contract, with a dedicated contracts manager to oversee the timber frame element of the project.
Building Performance A high advantage fact regarding Timber frames is that they are highly insulated, resulting in low heating costs. Whether you’re building your first home or a bigger-scale property for commercial purposes, a timber frame project will help you save money in the long-term running costs. It is also proven to give you excellent acoustic performance.
Procurement Timber frame is not affected by the increase in lead time as traditional materials (such as bricks and blocks) can be. Therefore if you have a commercial property project, choosing a Timber Frame will ensure that buildings are completed much quicker than a brick or block finish.