Extensions offer a great way to extend your property to give you and your family more space in the home you love. As opposed to moving house after outgrowing your current home, instead, you can simply extend. With permitted development rights, it is now easier to extend your property for most as you won’t require planning permission.
Though, with extensions, like everything else, there are cons to the pros. To name one, extensions take time to build, meaning you and your family will have to come to terms with the fact your day to day lives will be slightly affected in the time it takes for your extension to be completed.
If the time of build is a massive factor for you, then, perhaps, you should consider a timber frame extension.
What Is Timber Frame Construction?
It is an alternative building method to the traditional methods of block work and brick and mortar. It’s different as the main material used is wood, timber.
A timber frame extension is constructed of timber which comes with a few benefits that could make your extension project easier.
The main benefit that comes with a timber frame extension is that it is normally a lot quicker of a build than a regular extension. Timber is lightweight, making it a lot easier to work with for builders and leads to quicker assembly.
Another reason is that it goes up fast. This is because large timber pieces that will make up the extension can be made off-site and then delivered to the site to then be assembled.
After the foundations are set, your extension will get to a watertight stage, faster than regular extensions, which means the internal works for your extension can be started more swiftly.
All of these factors lead to the completion of your project faster.
Nowadays, we need to be conscious of the impact we are having on the environment. Building with timber, a sustainable material, means your extension project will be more eco-friendly.
Timber is also energy efficient, with it having the lowest CO2 cost of any commercially used building material.
A timber frame extension is all well and good but will it look like a normal extension?
It depends on what system you are building with. With standard, softwood panels that have been filled with insulation can be finished to look however you would like. They can be made to look like an extension constructed from block work.
Whereas with a post and beam system, some structural elements will be left visible. These elements include upright posts, beams, ceiling joists, roof trusses and rafters.
Though, these visible elements don’t have to be an eyesore. Give your extension a bit of character by embracing those stunning, wooden beams.
Timber frame extensions are growing in popularity due to their many benefits. But, if you’re considering timber frame, you must use a reliable construction company, like Bespoke Norfolk Group who have the skill and knowledge to do your project justice.
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