Timber frame construction continues to increase in popularity. Insulated external timber frame walls can provide better insulation performance than masonary walls of comparable thickness. With rising energy costs and building regulations requiring greater insualting properties, timber frame construction can provide a high level of performance.
It's quick, in ideal conditions a timber frame house can be wind and watertight in two days and finished in six to eight weeks.
It's strong. Timber frame is a structural system which is capable of supporting multi-storey construction. In recent years using timber frame for buildings such as student residences, flats and hospitals has become common place.
Timber frame structures are environmentally friendly. Harlow Bros are able to offer FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes) certification on materials used.
It's long lasting. Buy a brand new timber frame home and it will be around when your great grand children are. Some examples of timber frame buildings from the 12th century are still around today.