The site manager's pocket guide to timber frame

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This guide is a concise summary of construction requirements for best practice in the construction of timber frame buildings. Although modern timber frames are precision made in the factory, putting it all together on site is not always straightforward. This is where the site manager makes all the difference. This guide will help you to understand best practice in timber frame construction and verify that subcontractors work to the highest standards on site.


  • Introdution
  • Concrete base and foundations
  • Sole plates
  • Delivery and storage
  • Erection of wall panels
  • Floors
  • Breather membrane
  • Roof framing
  • Cavity barriers and firestops
  • Handover of frame
  • Services installation
  • Insulation
  • Vapour control layer
  • Linings
  • Party floors and ceilings/walls
  • Damp proof courses, cavity trays and seals
  • Brick or block cladding
  • Other cladding
  • Roofing