The various finishes of timber frames homes — January 26, 2011
Timber frame homes are incredibly versatile. This type of construction has been popular in Scandinavia and in Scotland for a very long time because of how good it is at preserving heat. However, practical concerns are not the only reasons to choose timber frame construction. There are also aesthetic benefits to this type of building.
Exposing or covering the frame
The actual frame of a timber frame house bears the weight of the whole structure and it can be left exposed in places to give a certain effect. The exposed timber gives your home an incredible natural look inside and out which helps to lend it additional character.
However, you don’t have to expose the frame if you don’t want to. It is possible to cover the frame with bricks or rendering according to your own personal tastes. This just increases the flexibility of the method of construction.
Of course, your self-build project might be subject to certain restrictions as per your surroundings. In this event, it is important that you are able to build a house that can be finished in the right way so that you can secure planning permission. Timber frame construction allows for all eventualities in this regard.