Below are some of the common questions we are asked, if you can’t find your answer below please contact us.
A timber frame home is a type of construction method where the structure of the house is built with large wooden beams and posts that interlock to form a sturdy frame. The frame is then filled in with insulation, walls, and roofing materials to create the finished home.
Timber frame homes offer several benefits, including:
Here at KTF housing, we only use wood that comes from sustainable forestry.
The length of time it takes to build a timber frame home depends on a variety of factors, including the size and complexity of the home, the weather, and the availability of materials and labour. On average, it can take between 16 and 20 weeks to build a timber frame home.
Timber frame homes do require some special maintenance, such as regular inspections for insect damage and checking for any cracks or gaps in the frame. However, with proper care, a timber frame home can last for generations.
Timber frame homes can be built on a variety of foundation types, including a full basement, a crawl space, or a slab-on-grade foundation. The choice of foundation will depend on the specific needs and preferences of the homeowner.
Timber frame homes are considered to be the most environmentally friendly because they are built with sustainable materials that can be harvested and replanted. Additionally, the thick wooden frame of a timber frame home provides excellent insulation, making it energy-efficient and environmentally friendly.
No, it will not. Timber frame homes are becoming more and more popular in today’s market due to its energy efficiency and comfort levels. With the growing impacts on our environment, timber frame homes are becoming more appreciated in the market and you may find you will be able to sell your home at a premium in future years.