28 Timber Frame Houses to Inspire Your Build

cottage style timber frame house in the countryside
(Image credit: Simon Maxwell)

Timber frame houses are a lasting favourite among self builders in the UK, and it's not hard to see why. Not just a speedy method of construction, the flexibility of the build method can suit both traditional and contemporary aesthetics. 

Plus, the inherent energy-efficiency of timber frame means it is a great option for those building with Passivhaus principles in mind. 

Sarah Handley

Sarah is a journalist, editor and the former Web Editor of homebuilding.co.uk. She began her career more than a decade ago, working on the editorial team of Public Sector Building magazine, before joining the wider Homebuilding & Renovating team as Social Media Editor in 2012. Since purchasing her first house in 2015, Sarah has been adding to the ever-increasing list of home improvements she needs to make; including extending over the garage, resurfacing the driveway, replacing existing flooring and revamping the kitchen. Fortunately, her time with Homebuilding means she is not short on design inspiration or top tips to tackle or project manage these tasks herself.