An Overview of Timber Framing

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The frame of a house is that of a skeleton.

It gives the building shape and offers it structural support, and provides a base on which later materials will be attached.

Timber is the common material used as framing in residential construction.

Timber Frame Houses

Timber framing is the primary method of framing any new home. The ceiling, floors, and walls are constructed of wood, using large sheets of plywood, or a similar material, attached that acts as a platform.

The timber is held together using either nails or wood and corners are made up of several beams slotted together, with large beams calls joists that bear the weight of the upper floors and roof.

Advantages of Timber Frame Houses

Timber houses boast several advantages over other materials used to frame houses (i.e. steel). The most notable of those is the material’s response to shifts in temperature, and how timber for home construction is sourced.

As timber is the ‘greener’ option, it is quite popular amongst environmentalists as most of it births from environmentally-conscious sources.

Timber framed houses are incredibly robust and can withstand extreme weather and temperatures in a wide variety of climates.

For the above reason, timber is continuously at the forefront of materials used when framing in most parts of the world.

If you are looking for timber in Hampshire, contact us, we will be happy to help!