With a growing surge in individual and house builders choosing to use more eco friendly techniques when it comes to building houses, it is easy to see why so many people are choosing timber frame homes as an alternative to bricks.
Timber frame homes not only look great but they feel great too. They are just as insulated, if not more insulated than a brick built home and they offer more in the way of sustainability when it comes to build and maintenance costs.
Sustainability, particularly when it comes to homes, is very important and you want to make sure that your home is sustainable for now and in the future. A home that retains heat and can react with the environment in which it is placed will fair well when compared with a standard brick built home. This is why timber frame homes are becoming so popular.
In addition, you have a lot of flexibility when it comes to the design of the building so you can really go to town and have a lot of input into how you want your new home to look.
When you consider the housing stock of the UK, there are many people who are unable to afford what is available on the open market. With house prices increasing on a yearly basis, house builders are soon going to have to examine the ways in which they build houses in order to make them more affordable to the majority.
Planning does sometimes restrict house builders when it comes to building new homes as many Local Authorities have a minimum requirement when it comes to how many houses are on the site and also the proportion of which are considered ‘affordable housing’. In order to get around these many thresholds, developers are making their houses generally bigger, so less are put onto the site, yet still achieving their profit margin.
There needs to be an overhaul in how planning sometimes dictates what developers can and cannot do and there needs to be more pressure on the developer to consider alternative options such as timber frame homes and offer more in the way of affordable housing if we are to meet the demands of the general public.
With the new government scraping the Regional Spatial Strategies, this will impact significantly on Local Authorities and the amount of housing that they will need to produce in their area. Currently the RSS sets how many houses are to be built in order to meet the needs and the demands of the people within the borough. However, without these figures, Local Authorities will be required to consider their own figures for housing, which could mean that there is an increase in the amount of new homes that are needed in Britain.
Many of the houses that are being built presently do not satisfy the demands of many families as the homes are not affordable enough for them. However, if house builders used timber frame homes when building their new developments, this would significantly decrease the final price of the house, making it more affordable for many.
Both social and open market housing is needed in the UK and it will be interesting to see how each Local Authority deals with this need over the coming years and whether they will resort to using different house building methods such as timber frame homes.
If you want to create a home that is both eco friendly as well as sustainable, you may want to consider building a timber frame home. Timber frame homes have grown in popularity as a result of many programmes on the television such as Grand Designs promoting the use of different methods when it comes to house building.
Timber frame homes offer the consumer something different and ensure that you get a house that is both individual and unique, without any of the ‘off the rack’ qualities that you sometimes get with mass housing projects by large house builders.
However, house builders are realising that consumers are willing to pay money for a home that is both unique and built to the highest standard using different techniques. Timber frame homes look fantastic in both urban and rural settings which could be one of the reasons for their appeal to individuals wanting to build their new home. You have a lot of input into the design making process when you have a timber frame home so you can get the house that you have always dreamed about.
It is a dream of many to have the opportunity to build their own home and if you have been given the opportunity, you should not turn it down. Having a beautifully crafted timber frame home looks stunning in any location and they can be easily built.
The fact that they are easy to build as well as cost effective and beautiful to look at is some of the many reasons why individuals are choosing to construct timber frame homes up and down the country.
Timber frame homes are typically constructed in a warehouse in pieces so that they can be easily slotted together once the foundations have been laid and they have set. The frame is then constructed and fixed to the concrete foundations so that the structure is secure and stable. You then have the choice to either have your home clad or rendered.
Whatever way you decide to have your timber frame home finished, it will look absolutely beautifully and it should cost a lot less than a traditional brick built home. This could be why so many house builders are choosing to construct timber frame homes on their housing developments.
One of the most recent developments involving timber frame homes has been given the go ahead, with a large house builder in the area being awarded the contract for the job. Timber frame homes are becoming more and more popular, especially in light of the high standards that have been set by the government in order to achieve sustainability when it comes to new housing in the UK.
Durkan have been given the contract to build 94 units on a site of disused heathland in Addlestone, Surrey. The site will contain a mix of flats and housing ranging from one to four bedroom dwellings. They have been designed and will be constructed using sustainable methods in order to achieve Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4. This means that the development will need to include a range of energy saving as well as sustainable technologies, including using timber frames for the construction of the dwellings.
The timber frame homes will be constructed on site using low or zero carbon technologies in order to maintain the eco-home standard that has been set for the development. It will be interesting to see how to site progresses over the next twelve to eighteen months.
With programmes like Grand Designs and Location, Location, Location, many homeowners and landowners are looking to improve and build their own house in order to get what they really want from their new home. Many people get their ideas for their potential new home when they watch programmes such as this and Grand Designs especially has opened the minds of many people to the various types of housing that are available.
One such type of housing that is available when you are looking to build your own home, is timber frame. Timber frame homes are a fantastic option when you want to construct a beautifully crafted home that looks both individual and unique.
Timber frame homes are made using the finest wood from sustainable sources so you can be sure that you will have a home that is responsible for the environment. Eco homes are high on the agenda for the government and by building a sustainable and eco friendly home, you can sleep soundly at night knowing that you have done your bit. Timber frame homes come in a range of different styles so you are sure to find the right type of timber frame home for you.
If you have bought a piece of land and you are wondering what to do next with it, you will obviously be considering what type of house to put on it. There are plenty for you to choose from but a popular favourite amongst many new homebuilders currently is a timber frame home.
Timber frame homes are fantastic when you want to get a house that is both unique and individual. Timber frame homes can be erected from easily and quickly on site and they are far less complicated than building a brick built home. This is one of the many reasons why people are choosing to have a timber frame home currently.
In addition to being easy to erect, timber frame homes are sustainable and are the basis for many of the new eco homes that keep popping up around the country. They can be used as the basis for creating a home that is efficient in its use of energy and resources so you can be confident that you are doing your bit for the environment when you are designing and constructing your new home.
Flat pack homes are all the rage at the moment with many people choosing to have timber frame constructed homes instead of the more traditional construction methods because they offer something a little different and also help to protect the environment in a small and unique way.
Environmentalism is high on the agenda in the UK and many people have latched onto the idea of building and designing their own home to incorporate ways to improve the environment by installing solar panels, having more efficient heating systems and an eco friendly electricity system.
Timber frame homes can be made to your exact specifications, which is one of the other enticing and exciting elements of having a timber frame home. Being able to design what you want out of a home, such as large bedrooms, a large kitchen, a snug or a bathroom with breathtaking views. All of this can be achieved with a timber frame home. Once you have found your perfect piece of land and secured planning permission, there is absolutely no reason why you can’t construct a timber frame home to live in for a lifetime.
Having a timber frame home is something to be really proud of. Timber frame homes are better for the environment and contribute more towards sustainability than other types of homes that are available on the market today.
If you are looking to buy a piece of land to buy your own home or you are a homebuilder, have you consider having a timber frame home rather than having a brick built structure? Although brick built homes seem to be the popular option for housing in Great Britain, there is a growing concern for sustainability when it comes to house building and homeowners are becoming increasingly aware of what they are doing to the environment.
Having your own timber frame home would contribute some way towards being more sustainable and you could be sure that you are doing your bit for the environment. Not only will your new timber frame home look visually stunning, it will also be cheaper to construct than a brick built structure and you can have almost any design of timber frame home that you like. You would be very surprised at what is possible when it comes to timber frame homes.