Timber Frame

Timber frame houses are architectural marvels and many would argue that nothing looks better than a timber frame self build home. With the Self Build Heroes team working on a host of timber frame constructions over the years, we’re here to discuss why we think choosing timber in your self build home is the correct decision.

Put simply, a timber frame building uses timber studs within the external structural wall to carry the loads imposed, before transmitting them to the building’s foundations. Whether it’s a timber frame house or a timber frame extension on your self build, using timber ensures that a coherent engineering structure is consistent throughout your self build home.

Robust, cost effective, good for the environment and providing exceptional thermal and sound insulation, timber frame construction is rising throughout the popularity ranks with those embarking on the self build journey, and this form of construction will only continue to strengthen over the months and years to come.

Timber frames for self build homes
System Scaffold Prep before frame arrives

System Scaffold Prep before frame arrives

Crane insert of the timber frame ground floor

Crane insert of the timber frame ground floor

Timber Frame with system scaffold

Timber Frame with system scaffold

Frame in and roof breathable cover on

Frame in and roof breathable cover on

Damp Proof Membrane over insulation ready for UFH

Damp Proof Membrane over insulation ready for UFH

Under Floor heating

Under Floor Heating

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We used Self build Heroes to replace the soffit on our balcony and to repair part of our downpipe and roof tile. Their work is high quality compared to the soffit they replaced, which did not have all the trim and had started to sag because additional noggins had not been added to secure the soffit took. They worked efficiently, were friendly, polite and respectful on site, and cleaned up after themselves. They turned up promptly, when they said they would and did a full day of work. The manner in which they work fills you with confidence that they are going to do an excellent job. I know they are highly trained and always looking to perfect their trade. Prior to starting they took plenty of time to discuss what needed to happen and talk through solutions, as well as advising where we could do the work ourselves if we wanted in order to save some money. Pricing is clear and value great. I highly recommend them and will be using them again to fix more things around our house.

Ellie Phillips

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Self Build Heroes helped me out with a bespoke renovation project and I can’t recommend them highly enough. From the outset the advice was knowledgeable and honest, explaining clearly all the risks involved, which left me feeling confident to commission the project. Once the project started, Matt and his team were extremely reliable, something that is all too rare in his line of work! My project was finished to a fantastic standard, on time and to budget, so I couldn’t be happier.

Andrew Beasant

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