With today's ever changing climate, more and more self builders and developers are becoming aware of their impact on the environment. Timber frame plays a vital part in achieving a sustainable building solution and can make a positive impact on climate change.
Timber is non toxic, organic, and is the only reusable mainstream building material. Every year more forest is planted than actually used.
Timber frame uses far less energy to produce than a traditional brick house and produces 3-4 tonnes less of carbon dioxide throughout its build cycle.
You can use efflcient off site building methods meaning there is hardly any waste as any left over materials are simply reused into the next home rather than filling skips on the building site. You can even use recycled insulation.
Once the house is built, the energy efficiency of a timber frame building carries on helping the environment.
A timber frame home provides a highly insulated shell with little unplanned ventilation, this means the building will heat up much quicker and stay warmer much longer.
Building a home using timber can reduce the energy needed for space heating by half.
If every house built in the last 50 years was built to today's standard then 300 million tonnes of CO2 production would have been saved. Once you bear in mind that even the most basic timber frame will exceed today's standard, the benefits on the environment and your pocket become impossible to ignore.
The government is committed to make all new homes zero carbon from 2016.
Timber is non toxic, organic, and is the only reusable mainstream building material
To find out more and discuss your timber frame development or home plans contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org