Why Timber Frame
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The major advantages of timber frame construction are its speed of erection, excellent thermal efficiency, acoustic and fire performance . Also it has considerable benefits over brick and block work construction where environmental issues are concerned.

Timber frame design is flexible. It allows you great freedom in choosing the finished form of your home. It is also fully recognised by all financial institutions and building societies for lending and by the National House Building Council (NHBC) for guarantee purposes.

Timber frame construction can allow you the freedom to create a home that is tailor made to meet your individual requirements and lifestyle.


Taking Care of the Environment ?

At McNulty Homes we have a strict policy regarding the use of timber to be utilised in the construction of our kits. Our suppliers must provide positive evidence of good forest management at source with a committed on going programme of replanting to ensure a renewable source in the future.

In Britain we have twice as much forest as we had 75 years ago and the volume of timber available for construction will be more than double in 20 years time. This policy will ensure the increasing specification of timber frame construction will be easily met.

Throughout the world most countries have seen fit to produce extensive forestry renewal practices in order to both maintain and keep ahead of demand. In Scandinavia, 4 trees are planted for every one felled and in the USA and Canada over 8 million trees are planted every day.

With its origins as far back as the 12th century, timber frame construction now accounts for over 70% of all new housing in advanced countries throughout the world.

The Natural Choice ?
Alongside pure environmental concerns wood should also be considered for its excellent technical performance. Timber has a high strength-to-weight ratio, which allows structures to be designed and built extremely efficiently. As well as its superior thermal efficiency it has excellent acoustic properties giving improved sound insulation.

Wood is far safer in fire than conventional concrete and steel construction as it has a low rate of conductivity and expansion.

It is also extremely resistant to corrosion, which is why it is widely specified for harsh environments such as the marine and chemical industries.

Aesthetically there is no material that matches the texture, colour, tone and “feel” of wood, one of the world's greatest natural materials.

For structural components, interior joinery and landscape products, there really is no alternative.