Timber frame construction: Everything you need to know

oak frame house with white render and timber cladding
(Image credit: Jeremy Phillips)

There are many benefits to building a house of timber frame construction. Perhaps one of the main draws is the fact that timber frame buildings, unlike brick and block homes, allow you to start construction off-site, helping to speed up the process. 

Timber frame construction actually encompasses a range of systems, from oak frame to structural insulated panels (SIPs), and it's a construction type that's growing in popularity. In fact, it's estimated that around a quarter of all new builds in the UK, including self build homes, are built using timber frame construction. 

Mike Cruickshank

Property developer Mike is an expert in timber frame construction and offers advice on the build process as well as the cost elements of building with timber.