How We Work


Southern Timber Frame has its own in-house qualified Engineers with a wealth of timber frame engineering experience. Our service includes line and point loads for foundation design and full structural design of timber frame structures. For larger structures, we also have experience integrating large steel structures into a timber frame (either of our own or others design).

Engineering advice is something we offer freely throughout your project if you are new to timber frame. Once you have approved all layouts and details, calculations are made available for Local Authority’s or your Consulting Engineers approval and retention.


Southern Timber Frame has an experienced in-house CAD design team using the latest in 3D modelling software. Southern Timber Frame can quickly and accurately turn your construction plans into a timber frame design.

Firstly a soleplate layout is produced and sent to you for approval, enabling the ground works and ground floor slab to be detailed.

A full structural design with wall and floor layouts at all levels is then produced along with roof layout and sections and sent to you for approval.

The drawings will be issued with a Drawing Issue Register showing a list of all drawings, revision numbers and any amendments.

Once all layouts and details are approved, manufacturing can begin. Using the layout drawings our design department produce detailed panel and component drawings for our manufacturing department. Oversize glulams, steels and trusses can also be ordered from our trusted suppliers.


Southern Timber Frame has a large team of experienced sawyers and production workers who will manufacture your timber frame components to exacting standards.

Our facility is equipped with wall and floor shops with all the tools and machines necessary to create timber frame cassettes and components.

Timber is sourced from suppliers certified in the Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC).

The company holds the BM TRADA Q-Mark and has an 800 unit timber frame manufacturing capacity and offers substantial experience in timber frame manufacturer for larger buildings including care homes and flats, as well as churches, social housing and private developments.


Erection of timber frame components is supervised by qualified personnel from our trusted team of carpentry contractors with close liason between site and manufacture.

A designated Contracts Manager will ensure the smooth running of all works undertaken by Southern Timber Frame and their partners.

As your construction progresses the Contracts Manager will make regular visits to the site, including additional visits at the request of the client. All visits are recorded in the Contract Manager’s journal.


On final completion of your construction project to your complete satisfaction, a handover certificate will be issued for signature. Should the contract be carried out by an NHBC builder, STF Consultancy’s engineer will issue an NHBC HB353B for your retention/warranty.

In addition, a full set of structural calculations will be provided by our in-house structural engineer


To find out how Southern Timber Frame’s streamlined service can help improve the cost-effectiveness and efficiency of your construction project call 023 8029 3062 or contact us here!