What is included in the Timber Frame Kit?

The following components are included in a timber frame kit:

  • Timber floor panels
  • External and internal timber wall panels & wall ties
  • Plasterboard and home insulation (see options)
  • Roof trusses and (or) additional roofing materials
  • Felt and roof battens
  • Timber fascia & soffit
  • Stairs

See our Timber Frame Kit for more details.

Do timber frame homes cost more or less to build?

Timber Frame House construction costs around the same as masonry built homes. However there are many project savings to be made thanks to the speed of timber frame construction.

Equally, the energy efficiency of timber frame homes can dramatically reduce your home heating costs, offering long term savings and helping to boost the resale value of your home. See our section on Timber Frame Cost Efficiency for more information.

Email your house plans to the Ramstown Timber Frame Company today to receive a free quote on your new timber frame home. Our timber home design experts will get back to you within just 24hrs!

Will a timber frame structure effect my plans to one day build a home extension?

Timber frame home extensions are generally easier to design and implement than extensions to block or masonry built homes.

As the internal timber frame wall is constructed wholly of timber and plasterboard, the mess and impact your home extension has on the current building structure is vastly reduced.

Similarly internal DIY jobs are made easier due to the simple and superior fixing you can get to the timber studs.

Are timber homes noisey?

Not at all. Timber frame homes offer better acoustic insulation than block built homes, and at Ramstown, all our timber frame structures are fully up to date with contemporary building regulations.

Check out our silent flooring systems for more on what Ramstown Timber Frame Company has to offer in the way of self-build sound considerations & solutions.

Are timber frame homes fire safe?

Timber frame houses are completely fire-safe! Timber frame buildings meet all the fire safety standards as laid out by the National Irish Building Regulations.

Home insurance companies do not differentiate between timber frame and masonry forms of house construction. In-fact, as timber frames do not bend or flake at high temperatures, a timber framed building structure loses it’s structural integrity at a slower more controlled rate.

Timber frame homes are for this reason considered by many to be the safest form of building construction.

Do timber frame houses look different?

Not unless you want them to! Most timber framed houses are indistinguishable in visual appearance from block built houses.

According to a study by COFORD on Timber vs Brick homes, the difference can only be measured in terms of the superior energy efficiency and reduced heating costs of a timber framed building.

Typically timber frame houses are externally clad in block or brick and look the same as any other house. In some instances, home builders may choose timber boarding, stone or a mixture of both for the external walls as part of the house design for enhanced visual effect.

Choose The Future, Choose Timber Frame

It is undisputed that timber frame homes are the most cost efficient, energy efficient, and Eco-friendly form of building structure on the market today.

Timber framed construction enables you to achieve the highest possible energy ratings – both enhancing your home comfort and boosting the re-sale value and marketability of your new home.

Don\’t delay, contact the Ramstown Timber Frame Company today, and find out why the Future is Timber Frame.

The EPBD and the role of Timber Frame Homes

Timber Frame Homes are structurally airtight and thermally lightweight. This means that a timber frame home heats up faster and retains this heat for longer, also requiring far less energy to do so.

Reduction in energy consumption equates to reduced CO2 emissions & energy wastage, keeping Kyoto happy, and as an added bonus will reduce your home heating bills, keeping you happy.

In fact, timber framed homes are proven to provide 32% lower heating costs, and that’s before you add your timber home insulation into the equation.