The good builder will have built in an allowance for this shrinkage and expansion so there won't be distortion at the door and window frames, but if you have a modern timber-framed
house, it may be worth your while checking your openings and re-assuring yourself that they're OK.
"The last couple of years have seen the number of timber-framed
new builds rise by 15% across the country and we believe this trend will continue as the benefits of this construction method become more apparent."
NICE TOUCH This timber-framed
property in Shotley Bridge has exposed beams and posts and a guide price of pounds 875,000.
homes would not need to sit on a huge concrete platform.
Work to repair fire damage at the 400-yearold timber-framed
Bell's Farm in Druids Heath will begin in the autumn and is expected to be completed by next summer.
The result was major damage to the image of timber-framed
COLLABORATION is key if Welsh timber is to make in-roads into the timber-framed
window market, Woodknowledge Wales (WKW) believes.
Natural Innovations specialises in timber-framed
garden rooms and extensions, which offer a number of benefits compared to traditional building methods, including thermal efficiency which can help reduce heating bills.
Greg Stevenson discovers the timber-framed
tradition in a new S4C TV series
In this field, Jun Aoki is also a serious contributor, shown here with G House, a contemporary abstraction of a traditional timber-framed
pitched-roof detached house.
With original timber-framed
sliding sash windows, heavy painted timber doors and open fireplaces, Haining Rigg retains many features of the traditional Northumbrian farmhouse The house includes an entrance hall, drawing room, dining room, breakfast kitchen with two good sized pantries, utility and cloakroom.