Timber framing involves constructing the structural framework of a building using wooden beams and posts, which are joined together using traditional woodworking techniques. It uses timber studs within the external structural wall to carry the loads imposed before transmitting them to the foundations. Timber frame buildings include the walls, floors and roofs, which are designed as one coherent engineered structure.
Wood is a renewable resource, and when sourced responsibly, it can be an eco-friendly building material. The UK has a well-regulated timber industry that promotes sustainable forestry practices – we source ours from local suppliers
“To provide extra peace of mind, all of our homes are backed by an NHBC warranty, and Pert Bruce are an A1 Rated member of NHBC, the UK’s leading provider of warranty and insurance for new homes,” said Gilbert.
There are other advantages to building the timber kits in the Sunnyside workshop.
“You could buy them in,” said Gilbert, “but you have less control over the whole house-building process. By making them on site, we remain in charge of delivery times and scheduling, as well as costs.
“This is one of the reasons why we’re able to commit to the delivery of such high-quality homes at Sunnyside Estate. It’s more than a development project for us, it’s building a legacy in the community.”