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Timber Frame

Advantages
The advantages of Timber Frame can be best described as follows:

Speed of Erection.
The building is weather proof far quicker that traditional build.
Sustainable method of construction
Greater design flexibility
Reduced wet trades
Reduced labour costs
Timber frame is an engineered and factory made product
It is perceived to be easier to a achieve a higher BER Rating using Timber Frame.
It is perceived to be easier to a achieve a better Air-Tightness value.
Timber Frame is by far the world's most popular method of construction

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Dis-Advantages
The dis-advantages of Timber Frame can be best described as follows:

Timber Frame is perceived to be less sturdy than Blockwork
There is perceived to be more noise and sound transmission from Timber Frame as opposed to Blockwork There is perceived to be a greater threat from moisture impregnation using Timber Frame
Timber Frame is perceived to be a greater fire Hazard
Possible Transportation and site access problems Additional time required for design and engineering of timber frame There is perceived to be a problem locating the studs, in order to fix kitchen, utility units, pictures, mirrors, curtail poles, etc, etc

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Further useful information can be found at the following

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