New World Renewables
Timber frame and the environment
Learn about what New World Timber Frame are doing to help the environment, and read about our recent trip to Finland to find out more about where our wood comes from, and how it gets from the forest to the factory.
The advantages of building with timber frame
Timber framed construction has many advantages as well as being kind to the environment. The frames can be put up quickly allowing construction to continue under the timber roof efficiently. Timber frame design is very practical and adaptable, as well as being aesthetically pleasing. The beautiful heavy timbers can be left exposed to the interior, or left visible on the outside allowing the timber to give the house character.
Elegant and simple, timber frame houses provide incredibly strong structures that have great flexibility in their design. The strength of the framework is achieved by structuring the frame in such a way that the weight of the building is transferred from all around the frame to the ground as effectively as possible. Due to this strength, large open spaces are often seen as a trademark of timber framed houses, something usually not possible using conventional building techniques.
Being versatile, our homes can also be clad with brick or stone. This allows the house to blend in with, or complement, surrounding houses in rural or urban areas, while having the added benefit that the house would be very energy efficient.