Why Choose Timber Frame?
Aesthetics-Modern timber framing is celebration of the use of wood and continues the long tradition of skilled labor in form and function.
Properly maintained timber frames can last hundreds of years. There are countless buildings in Europe that have been in use for 300-500 years.
Controlled Work Conditions
Timber frames are cut in a shop. Inclement weather will not slow the construction process and the highest quality joinery can be produced.
Speed of raising
How much will it cost?
Are there special considerations for timber frame construction?
Structural Changes, whether major or minor can be difficult to implement after cutting has commenced. Mechanical system subcontractors such as heating/cooling, plumbing, electrical, etc., must be able to accommodate the unique requirements presented by a timber frame structure. This may require some additional consultation and planning. We are fully aware of these aspects.
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When should I get Arris framework involved in my build?
What if I need insulation and enclosure systems?
What is a Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) used for?
A ground source heat pump utilizes the relatively constant temperature of the earth to act as a source for heating and/or cooling. These systems are capital intensive to install, but operating costs are very low. For further info see this site.
What is an Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) used for?
ASHP is a system which transfers heat from outside to inside a building, or vice versa. It uses a refrigerant system involving a compressor and a condenser to absorb heat at one place and release it at another. For further info see this site.