Timber frame: Fact sheet no. 14
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This fact sheet, published by wood for good gives readers an overview of building with timber frame.
The fact sheet contains a number of basic points regarding timber frame including the benefits which make it popular, some standard studding and joist sizes and a number of statistics in the growth of timber frame's share in the UK housing market.
- Growing popularity
- Basic points
- Common studding sizes
- Common joist sizes
- A typical timber frame wall
All timber frame walls are designed to 'breathe'. The term 'breathe' refers to the ability of a wall to allow water vapour to diffuse through the structure. This is an important consideration to the long term durability of the timber structure.
A breather membrane restricts the passage of...
The main functions of cladding on a timber frame building are to provide weather resistance and create the external appearance required by the client.
Materials for cladding can be subdivided into two main categories: those which are self supporting (built from their own foundation and tied back to the...
This publication will help timber frame companies and insurance organisations encourage homeowners to look after their homes by understanding better how they are built. This document covers a number of key topics including how to check if the house is timber frame, how the house was built and also some...