Timber frame houses benefit from flexible design — January 8, 2011
One of the main reasons for building your own home is to tailor the place you live to the requirements of your particular household. It’s hard to find a house that perfectly suits the needs of you and your family, so it makes sense to actually design a house of your own.
Of course, you will need to settle on a building technique before commencing any design plans for your project. One of the methods that is gaining popularity all the time is timber frame construction. Much of this has to do with the versatility of this particular technique.
One of the most attractive structural advantages of using timber frame construction is that the method allows for large open spaces. This is because all of the weight of the structure is taken by the frame of the house. As a result, timber frame houses do not require weight-bearing walls to break up the open nature of particular rooms. This gives you the flexibility to incorporate open plan living into any part of your house that you feel will benefit from it.
If you are thinking of starting your own self-build project, then consider timber frame construction for greater flexibility of design.