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Timber Frame

Timber framed housing can be defined as either an historically old build property with timber beams or as a new build modern home.

In Europe timber framing has been utilised for many centuries. In Britain, timber framed buildings are characteristic of medieval history and half timber architecture is a significant representation of English Tudor heritage. There are many timber framed buildings dating back to the 12th century that are still to be found in wonderful condition today.

New build timber framed housing is vastly increasing in its popularity. Modern timber frame homes allow for increased architectural and build creativity and can be tailored to suit individual home owners requirements.

Environmental benefits

Open plan timber framed housing designs still have the advantage of offering extremely high insulation levels, helping to make modern timber framed houses considerably energy efficient. An airtight timber frame property, helps to reduce emissions, therefore this low-energy housing is both beneficial to the environment whilst reducing the owners spend on utility bills over time.

Timber production in recent years has been modernised, many timber framed buildings make use of recycled timbers, helping to make for affordable frames and a significantly shorter construction period. An average size timber framed home can be rapidly erected, in as little as two to three days.

Whether your property is a traditional, historic timber frame build or a modern timber frame home, Orwell will try to help you find a solution to your insurance requirements.


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