The Savings in Timber Frame


Why Timber Frame is the ideal solution to your construction needs
We, at OFP Timber Framed Homes, know how important it is that your project comes in under budget and within your deadlines. That is why, when you use OFP Timber Framed Homes as you one stop for Design, Manufacture and Erection of your timber frame home, you’ll reap the many benefits and rewards that timber frame homes naturally bring.
For example, a timber frame home will use typically 20% fewer on-site labour days and ensure a faster construction for the follow on trades. This has been verified by the UK Timber Frame Association. In addition to this, as the timber frame structure arrives on site pre-manufactured, you will require fewer skilled labour hours on site.
As your timber frame structure will be manufactured in OFP Timber Framed Homes’ factories in Sandwich, Kent there will be fewer call back issues on site. The timber frame is precision engineered and professionally designed by our experienced and fully qualified timber frame designers and engineers. OFP Timber Framed Homes will manage this key design phase of your project in conjunction with your architect.
If your site is on a brownfield site with poor soil conditions, is located in a restricted access area or you are even building on to an existing structure (such as over a retail unit), a timber frame structure is the ideal solution. As timber frame buildings are light weight and manufactured off site, there are far more opportunities and locations for your development. Furthermore, as timber frame structures are lightweight they require less work in the ground, leading to very reasonable savings in the project.
With the increasingly stringent regulations being enforced by the Code for Sustainable Homes, timber frame construction offers you the ideal solution. Timber frame scores big points for low environmental impact. All of our timber is responsibly sourced and has a chain of custody certificate to confirm this. This is part of OFP Timber Framed Homes’ commitment to the environment through our FSC and PEFC certified procedures. Furthermore, as timber frame structures are predominately wood, there are huge carbon savings to be made (even allowing for transport). According to the UK Timber Frame Association, every timber frame home saves about 4 tonnes of CO2 compared with traditional construction methods.
Finally, in terms of insulation, sound performance and building an airtight structure – timber frame construction is the best suited method of construction to achieve these qualities. OFP Timber Framed Homes offers a range of thermal solutions depending on what timber frame wall make up you wish to use.
OFP Timber Framed Homes are members of Timber Research And Development Association. We hold CHAS Health and Safety excellence certification. OFP Timber Framed Homes source only PEFC and FSC timber.
If you have any questions or queries regarding what savings you can make when you build using the timber frame construction method, don’t hesitate in getting in contact with us at the office. Phone us on 01304 613 298, email us on and take a look at our website for the latest up to date information.

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