10 great timber frame homes
Whether you’re looking to create a sleek new home or a traditional extension, this construction method could be the perfect solution for you, says Rebecca Foster
Whether you prefer a traditional barn or a sleek modern abode, Rebecca Foster’s selection of stunning timber frame self builds and extensions shows this system’s versatility
From ultra-swift construction speeds to impressive energy performance credentials, the timber frame method comes with an array of enticing advantages, both for self builds and extension projects. Whether you choose an open or closed panel arrangement, much of the work (particularly with the latter option) is done under factory-controlled settings, so the build components come with a high degree of accuracy out of the box.
The precision of the manufacturing and quality control process also allows homeowners to achieve high levels of thermal efficiency, up to Passivhaus standards. Plus,
systems that incorporate responsibly sourced timber tend to score high in terms of sustainability credentials, too.
Various finishing materials are compatible with this form of construction, including brick slips, wood cladding and render, allowing you to create a uniquely designed home that meets your aesthetic aspirations. The following projects highlight the versatility of timber frame in establishing a bespoke abode that’s infused with plenty of character.