Medium-rise timber frame A best practice benchmarking guide

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The medium-rise market (4-8 storeys) accounts for approximately 20% of the UK housing stock and in major cities this can be up to 45%. Historically timber frame has predominately been used within the low-rise sector (1-3 storeys). However, medium-rise clients and specifiers are increasingly seeking to benefit from the opportunities that timber frame technology can offer.

As a means to reinforce these opportunities, benchmarking was seen as an effective demonstration tool to illustrate timber frame's performance relative to competing steel and concrete solutions.

This book highlights benchmarking as a key management tool in delivering performance improvements in construction. It covers a number of key factors relating to benchmarking for medium-rise timber frame buildings using Timber Frame 2000 (known as TF2000) as a case study to demonstrate the levels which can be achieved by 6-storey timber frame buildings.


  • Introduction
    • Timber Frame 2000
  • Benchmarking: A historical perspective
  • Types of benchmarking
  • Benchmarking in practice: Cross industry examples
  • Benchmarking in practice: Steel and concrete examples
  • Benchmarking: A model approach
  • Best practice benchmarks: Critical success factors
  • Benchmarking in practice: Timber frame examples
  • Benchmarks as a level for change: Timber Frame 2000 case study
  • 4-step guide to improvement