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What is a Timber Frame building

Timber frame is a modern method of construction (MMC) – using standardised, prefabricated timber wall panels and floors commonly in use in many developed countries – which bears no relation to its Tudor ‘post and beam’ namesake. Nor does it bear much relation to the form of softwood framing common in the 19th and first half of the 20th centuries. This modern method of constructing housing and other buildings uses advanced breathable membranes, insulation and vapour control layers along with careful detailing to ensure durability. Building regulation requirements for thermal, acoustic and fire performance are all incorporated into the timber frame design.

This Digest is not intended to provide guidance on all the many checks required for timber frame, nor specific technical guidance on the structure and detailing. For guidance on site checks refer to the UK Timber Frame Association publication, A pocket guide to timber frame construction (UKTFA, 2004).


Timber frame offers a number of advantages compared with most other forms of construction.

● The package delivery of a complete weather tight structure consisting of inner leaf, internal partitions, floors and roof, within a predictable timetable, helps in meeting construction schedules

● Timber frame construction provides ready routes for wiring and plumbing, significantly reducing the time required for these operations

● The timber frame acts as a template, with predetermined openings. This reduces setting out and results in dimensional accuracy. Windows and doors can be fitted easily

● Construction processes can be undertaken simultaneously, with work, such as wall lining, starting much earlier in the build programme. Brickwork is taken off the critical path



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