If you are struggling for inspiration and for ideas when it comes to building your own home, why not think about building a home that is good for the environment. Many people don’t realise how much their home impacts on the environment but if you could have a house that utilises rainwater, harnesses energy from alternative sources and has been built using sustainable materials.
Timber frame homes are the ultimate sustainable home. Not only is it good for the environment to have a house that is in touch with the environment but has been made from materials that are readily available in the surrounding area. Timber frame homes are made using the finest green oak. Green oak is grown specifically for the purpose of building homes and it is used because it a pliable wood. It can be carved and shaped just after it has been sawn so it is completely fresh.
The frame for your home is made really quickly and is then transported on site and erected and attached to the foundations, which have been laid. It is then up to you how you complete your timber frame home. You can choose to have it rendered or clad, which are both environmentally friendly.
If you are a fan of Grand Designs you have probably seen some of the most amazing houses built on the programme. The aim of a lot of the people who are on Grand Designs is to design and build a house that is in keeping with its surroundings and also utilising some of the many new build technologies that are being developed.
The government have set many targets for housebuilders that require new build homes to be more energy efficient than ever before and to have regard to the environment in which they are being built.
If you are designing and building your own new home, you might be thinking about incorporating some of the techniques that you have seen on Grand Designs and it is likely that you have taken inspiration from many of the houses that have been built and shown on the programme. One build method that might have stood out to you is the timber frame method.
Timber frame houses are some of the most energy efficient, sustainable and environment conscious homes that you could possible build. Your timber frame home will not be an eyesore or a blot on the landscape. The wood that is has been made from is completely natural and will ensure that your home is in keeping and in touch with the environment.
With the state of the housing market at the moment, it is just right for first time buyers to start thinking about getting themselves onto the property ladder. With house prices falling, they have more of a chance of getting a property that is within their price range and in an area that they like.
There is so much to consider when you are buying your own home. As well as finding a house that is suitable, it needs to satisfy your needs and also be in an area that provides you with all of the things you might need such as a primary school, a local shop or community spirit.
With there being a shortage of houses on the housing market to accommodate everybody, alternative build methods are being used to construct houses quickly and to serve the local community. The timber frame method is being used by house builders to assist them in putting up houses quickly but also to ensure the quality of the housing that they are building. A timber frame home is extremely solid and will last for just as many years as a brick built property. Everybody wants to buy a house that fits their dream description and a timber frame home will meet many if not all of your expectations.
The housing market has changed dramatically over the last couple of years. For a while houses were so expensive that nobody could afford to move or get onto the property ladder and mortgages were sky high. However, there has been a complete turn around. Houses are now less expensive than they once were, but a lot of people are finding it hard to get a mortgage that is affordable and value for money.
When looking for a new house we all have certain expectations and there are things that we might be specifically looking out for in order to satisfy our needs and requirements. But what do you do when there isn’t a house that can meet your demands? Well the first thing to do would be to start thinking about building your own home.
Building your own home is far easier than you could ever imagine. Provided you have a good team on your side to help you, you should find that design and build process is relatively easy and goes quite smoothly.
There are a number of different styles when it comes to house building and you will need to decide whether you want a traditional brick built home or something a little more different such as a timber frame home.
There are many things that you might be considering incorporating into the designs for your new home such as rain water collection facilities, underground heating systems, a small wind turbine or some solar panels for the roof but you may have missed one of the most important parts of the building that could save you a lot of money in the long run and that is the materials of the building.
When building your new home, you may want to achieve a certain rating when it comes to energy efficiency or sustainability. With timber frame homes, you can be sure that you are doing your little bit for the environment. The wood that has been used to create your beautiful home has been sourced sustainably and is the finest green oak wood that you will ever find. It is newly felled which means it is easier to cut into the framework for your house.
Once the frame is in place, you can continue with the rendering of the outside or the insulation using recycled plastic and paper to continue the theme of a sustainable home. You will look back on your timber frame home in ten years time and find that it has aged beautifully and fits in well with the local landscaping.
Building your own home is like building for your future. You may only have a small family now, but in a few years time you may have children or grandchildren that will be there as well as yourself.
There are many things that you need to consider seriously before you embark on building your own home. For example, you need to make sure that you have the right designs for the house and that the house is going to be made from materials that you are happy with.
In recent years, many people have opted for more sustainable build methods because they are concerned about what impact their new house may have on the environment. One of the most sustainable ways in which to build your new home is by using the timber frame method.
Your new house will be based around a timber frame, which will have been made in parts off site to the exact specifications given to them by your architect. You will need to make sure that your plans are correct and what you want before they are given to the frame company as alterations can be difficult to make. Once the frame has been made, it will be erected on site and attached to the foundations, which have been previously laid. You will then need to decide how you want the rest of the house to be built around the timber frame.
Now is a great time to start thinking about getting yourself on the property ladder. As well as interest rates being at an all time low, making it far easier to get an affordable and realistic mortgage, there are also plenty of properties on the market that have been reduced in price and are desperate for a buyer. This dip in the housing market also means that it is cheaper for you to buy parcels of land too.
Buying land is a great investment. If you can secure planning permission for a piece of land that you own, you can guarantee that you will be able to find a buyer for your piece of land or you can start to build the dream timber frame home that you have always wanted.
Having your own piece of land often means that you can build a house that has been tailored to your exact requirements. It has everything you need from a large family kitchen to enough bedrooms so that you can even invite guests to stay in your new guest room. All of your new house will be constructed around a timber frame. The timber frame will provide the solid structure that your house will be based around. It will look truly outstanding.
With the poor weather setting in, it might not be the best time to start building your new home, however you can certainly start planning it and organising your suppliers and builders so that when the spring comes, you are fully prepared for the construction of your timber frame home.
Before starting to design your new home, you will need to find a piece of land that is suitable for building a home. It should be well positioned near to local amenities and not suffer from flooding issues. You will also need to hire an architect to design your new timber frame home and they will be able to incorporate all of your needs and requirements into the design of the home.
Once a design has been finalised, you will need to submit the plans to your local planning authority so that they can be approved. You cannot start doing any work on your house until you have received your planning permission. You will need to hire yourself a trusted builder who has experience in constructing timber frame homes so that your new home looks truly amazing and the quality of the build is second to none. You will need to project manage the construction so that it runs like clockwork.
There isn’t a better way to get everything you could ever want from your own home than to build your own. Building your own home can be a really worthwhile and satisfying project to take on. As well has being able to be hands on with your new home, you can have as much input into the design aspect of your new home as you want.
It can be a real mission trying to find a house on the market that meets all of your needs and requirements especially if you have a big family or specific requirements. This is why designing and building your own home is so practical because you can incorporate all of your requirements into the design of the house.
There are many different build methods when it comes to constructing your new home but timber frame homes are one of the most traditional yet modern ways to construct a home. This is because the finest oak wood is used to construct the frame that your house will be based around. Oak is one of the most beautiful materials to use when constructing a home. You won’t find a better way to construct a home that is going to last and look beautiful.
Your new home should feel like your castle and there shouldn’t be anything in your way to stop you from achieving the home that you have always dreamed of. Many people are put off by the idea of building their own home because they think that it is going to be an expensive process and they aren’t going to be able to build whatever they like. However in most cases this is not true.
Provided that you get planning permission for the house of your dreams, there is nothing stopping you from having the number of bedrooms that you require, or an en suite bathroom or the conservatory that you have always wanted. Before constructing your home, you will need to submit all of your plans to the local authority for approval. They will assess the land in which the dwelling is to be built; they will look in depth into the plans and also your justifications for why you want to build this particular house.
Once planning permission has been obtained, you can start work straight away on site. Having a builder who has experience in building homes such as yours would be an advantage and give you some reassurance that they will know what they are doing. You will have your dream home before you know it.