Timber-frame houses are becoming ever more popular. One of the main advantages is that you can work with prefabricated elements when building a timber-frame home. This means you can save a lot of time and money as a developer or a wooden house builder. This is especially the case if you work with a reliable partner such as Carpentier. In fact, we can help you right from the design stage thanks to a special app we have created that has been a big hit with architects.
Timber-frame is becoming ever more widespread in the construction industry. Many developers and architects find it offers numerous advantages both for themselves and for the end client. This very exact, dry construction method can be used in all types of construction: from renovating an existing house to erecting a commercial building or a whole new home. The Swedish developer Atrium Ljungberg even has plans to build the world's largest wooden city in southern Stockholm.
As a timber-frame construction company, Carpentier manufactures completely bespoke load-bearing structures (timber-frame walls, subfloors and roofs) in its own workshop and delivers them as a timber-frame house kit, complete with clear instructions, to the building site.
Timber-frame construction can progress much more quickly than traditional construction, but you do need a reliable partner in order to meet your deadlines. Carpentier can be with you from start to finish, making us a partner you can trust.
You can call on us to prepare the plans for your new timber-frame house or bungalow. Our app will help you draw them and calculate costs straight away.
Using our app, the final plans can be sent to the CNC machines in the workshops of our family firm, where we produce all the timber-frame walls to measure, in-house. We also handle the delivery of timber-frame house kits to building sites.
We can even go so far as to deliver the load-bearing structure of the timber construction house ready for assembly, complete with insulation, ductwork for wiring and timber cladding etc. Have a look at all the finishes and options available.
As you are aware, as a building material wood offers many advantages to construction professionals.
Would you like a more detailed comparison between timber-frame construction and traditional construction methods? We explain it all in "Timber-frame Construction v Traditional Construction Methods".
Timber construction is a dry construction: you will save on the thousands of litres of water required for masonry and plasterwork. Also, there are no additional heating costs to dry out the building work.
And timber-frame construction also means you can have a zero waste building site. All preparatory work is carried out off-site, meaning no unnecessary sawing, drilling or grinding for you. As well as reducing construction waste, timber-frame homes also require less transport, leading to a significant reduction in emissions. For those looking for a more ecological way to build, timber-frame construction is an excellent option!
With a Carpentier timber-frame home kit, you save huge amounts of time, from design to delivery, and there’s no need to invest in machines. This enables you to save a lot of money too, while still providing a quality product. Take the project below which we worked on with Aalter. Built entirely from timber-frame elements, this house incorporates state-of-the-art technology.