There are a number of advantages for you as an architect working with timber frame
- As timber frame is a more flexible medium, it is easier to create an aesthetically pleasing design compared to other forms of construction.
- The architect is able to work with the engineer and supplier simultaneously during the design process which allows any challenging details to be planned, saving time and money on site.
- With the onus on the architect to comply with building regulations, TTFC can offer a number of solutions to achieve the right U-Values and air-tightness levels required.
- Timber frame is an environmentally friendly and sustainable form of construction.
After we have agreed the contract, TTFC will engage an independent structural engineer to design all the structural elements of the timber frame and provide us with a full structural report. Your allocated TTFC project designer will take your drawings and design the timber frame replicating your plans. You will then be issued with a footprint drawing so your engineer can design the foundations. A 3D computer model of the building will be generated which will allow clear visualisation of the project at hand. You will then be issued with a full set of drawings to sign off to proceed with manufacturing.
After sign off, we will begin preparations to begin manufacturing. The technician will begin generating production drawings and cutting lists, meanwhile the production team will order in all necessary materials and book a slot in the factory in line with an onsite start date. Once all is in place, we begin the manufacturing process, building it to the specification and design you have chosen. Firstly, we begin by cutting all the timber studs through our automatic saws to the correct size. Once complete we begin the assembly of the panels through a quality controlled production line ensuring accuracy. The panel are then stacked and loaded, ready for delivery.
Once we arrive on site, the completed wall panels and floor cassettes are carefully lifted and secured into place with a crane. The roof structure is then installed, ready for your roofer to complete. Once we have left site, M&E contractors can then move in on site to complete first fix. The final stages can then start, with the final insulation, air-tightness and plasterboard fitted, plastering can begin. Within weeks, you could be completing second fix elements and decorating.