There have been falls in the prices of houses over the last month or two which is giving hope to those who are trying to get onto the property ladder. Although it can be difficult when first starting out, once you have your foot on the ladder, it is worth staying for the duration to ensure that you get a good return on the house that you have invested so heavily into.
It doesn’t matter whether you are looking to buy from new or buy an older property, there housing market is a good way to ensure that you have some investments for the future and is a great place for you to start thinking about setting up your own family.
There are a number of national house builders who are attempting to include first time buyers when they build new developments, with an affordable housing option on many of their large sites. Houses are constructed in numerous ways, including timber frame homes. Timber frame homes might not be recognised nationally, but they are popping up all over the country and are proving to be a successful way to construct a new home.
If you are not happy with where you are living, you might be browsing the housing market in search for a new house that can serve your needs and requirements and provide you with all of the space that you need. You might be looking for a bigger house, a larger or smaller garden or somewhere with a garage.
There are hundreds upon thousands of house builders up and down the country that build a range of different types of home in order to satisfy the demands of those looking to get onto the property ladder and also to find a home that is everything they have ever dreamed of.
In order to satisfy the demands of the housing market, house builders have been using easier methods of constructing new homes in order to provide the number of houses that are required. Timber frame homes are included in the new houses that are being added to the market every day and you would be surprised to hear how many are constructed. Timber frame homes look just as great as brick built homes and are typically more sustainable because they use materials that are better on the environment.
Your new home might just be a pipe dream but you can easily start to consider constructing your own home if you have found a piece of land that is ripe for redevelopment and would suit having a house built upon it. Although you will need to have planning permission for your new home, this can be easily achieved if you have a good planner and an architect on your side. They can help you get drawings together for your new home and also get you the planning that you require.
Whilst designing your new home with your architect, you will have discussed the many methods that you can use in order to construct your new home. There are many ways in which to build a home, but one of the up and coming ways in which to construct a new home is using the timber frame home method.
Timber frame homes have risen in popularity because they are so easy to construct and they are generally a lot cheaper to construct when compared to a traditional brick built home. They also look really fantastic when they are finished and you will be so happy with your new home.
You might be really surprised to hear how popular timber frame homes have become and they are popping up at a variety of locations up and down the country. Not only do they provide individuals with an alternative in terms of house building, they also contribute to the environment because they are one of the most sustainable ways to construct a new home.
Timber frame homes can be built to anybody’s requirement. You will need to go to an architect who has experience in constructing homes that are made from timber and tell them your needs and requirements from your new home.
You will obviously need to have a piece of land in which to build your new home. Once you have planning permission you can start work on creating your dream home in your dream location. The home will contain all of the elements that you have been looking to incorporate into your home whilst you have been planning it.
The timber frame will last for many years and you will be impressed with the workmanship that has been ploughed into your new home and the finished house will look truly amazing.
If you are currently looking for a new home but you don’t know where to start and have no idea about what you want from your first home, you will need to decide between purchasing an older property or going for something that is brand new.
There are housing developments popping up all over the country and some house builders are turning to more sustainable methods of construction in order to keep the costs of house building to a minimum to make the houses more affordable to those wanting to get onto the property ladder but also to do something for the environment.
One method of more sustainable construction is timber frame homes. Timber frame homes do exactly what they say on the tin, they are constructed using a timber frame and the timber used in construction is traditionally oak because it is a hardwearing and durable wood.
Once the frame has been constructed, it is secured to the concrete foundations and the rest of the structure is built around the frame. Energy efficient equipment such as solar panels and specialist central heating systems can be easily incorporated into the build process which makes the house even more sustainable.
Timber frame homes are growing in popularity because they are becoming one of the most sustainable ways in which to construct a home. Timber frame homes provide individuals with a more flexible way of building the home of their dreams whilst ensuring that they will be living more sustainably, in a home that is having less impact on the environment than a brick built home.
There are many house builders and architects who specialise in timber frame home and it would be worthwhile getting their advice on the type of home that they think would be most suited to your needs and requirements.
Prior to designing a home, it is worthwhile sitting down and writing a list of everything you want your home to contain so that the architect can design a house around your ideas. Once a design has been created, you will need to apply for planning permission for the house to be built on the piece of land you own. You cannot build a house without planning permission.
Once planning permission has been granted, you can crack on with building the home of your dreams using the traditional timber frame home construction methods.
There has been a significant increase in the number of house builders turning to timber frame construction when it comes to housing in recent years. Only last week in Freethorpe, a number of individuals were able to move into their new timber frame home that had been built by the Broadland Housing Association.
Timber frame homes allow housing associations as well as builders to construct homes quickly but without compromising on any of the elements that you would expect to find in a new home. In some instances, the new timber frame homes are considerably more sustainable and reach level 3 on the Code for Sustainable Homes which is really impressive. The houses in Freethorpe for example consisted of structurally insulated timber frame panels as well as a number of green features including solar panels and energy monitors so that residents can monitor the amount of energy they are using.
If you are thinking about constructing a new home, you should certainly think about constructing a timber frame home as you could live far more sustainably without impacting significantly on the environment.
There have been reports in the media about the safety of having a timber frame home and whether or not it poses any risk when it comes to fire safety. Although this might be the case with older properties which have been constructed out of timber, it is not the case when it comes to the latest range of timber frame homes that are on the market.
In order for a home to be deemed suitable for occupancy, it must follow and abide by the rules set out by Building Control and Building Regulations. All builders must have a certificate stating that the home they have constructed has been constructed to the standards set by Building Regulations. Throughout the build process, the home will have been checked by Building Regulations to ensure that everything has been followed to the tee, which includes provided fire proof doors and other elements to ensure that the house will not pose any risk, including fire risk.
This is definitely one less thing for you to worry about when it comes to your timber frame home.
In light of the abolition of the Regional Spatial Strategies across England, many of the large housing developments that were in the pipeline and were awaiting decisions have been cancelled, all because of the change in planning policy. This is alerting many house builders and other individuals and it is prompting fear that Britain will not be able to meet the housing need.
There is currently a significant shortage of houses in the UK and the projects that have been cancelled amounted to 7,500 new houses. This will have a massive impact on the housing market.
The reasoning behind the cancelling of such projects is because local authorities have been told to scrap the housing target figures set out in their RSS which has resulted in the local authority being in ‘limbo’ over what number of housing they need in their borough.
This however isn’t taking place in all local authorities, with some councils actually using their initiative and sticking by the figures quoted in the RSS for the time being until they have undertaken the necessary research to assess whether they require more or less housing over the next five, ten or fifteen years.
This is an enormous blow to the house building industry and could result in a large number of individuals becoming unemployed.
According to recent reports, the housing industry is going to be hit significantly by the Government’s cuts to various services, including affordable housing. With the scrapping of the RSS and the latest round of cuts, the UK’s housing market is going to be in serious trouble.
There is a desperate need for more affordable housing in the UK, with individuals being unable to get onto the property ladder because houses in their area are not affordable or don’t offer the space required for the price it is being offered at.
Within the latest report, it is claimed that approximately 6,000 new affordable homes will not be built this year and as a result 5,000 construction jobs will be lost. Although it may save the government a considerable amount of money, it will impact significantly on those who relied upon that work and those who are in desperate need of a new home. It is estimated that these cuts will save the government £450 million but in the longer term, how much is it going to cost when all those builders who needed the work are going to be signing on the dole.