Timber framing West Sussex
At its most basic, a timber frame structure features walls consisting of timber studwork fixed in place (typically) with OSB or plywood. The strength supplied by the board, which, when nailed to the studwork, makes a very rigid box known as an open panel — the panel is ‘closed’ once insulation has been introduced.
The frame is wrapped on the outside with a waterproof barrier, which is then wrapped by the external wall elements, which can be either built up out of the ground, or hung off the timber frame walls.
In terms of buildability, timber frame tends to work best with simpler-shaped structures and it really comes into its own when combined with lightweight wall claddings such as timber, tiles or render on boarding. This can reduce wall widths by up to 150mm, which adds a surprising amount to internal floor areas.