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Oakworth Timber Engineering

Oakworth Homes Limited
Sustainable Building Centre
35 Handsworth Road
South Yorkshire
S9 4AA

Oakworth Timber Engineering

Tel: 01142 611150
Fax: 01142 438150

Registered No: 05794976
VAT No: GB 886 3894 53

Oakworth Homes UK Timber


Timber Framed Houses & Engineered Wood Products

As its name implies, timber frame construction is a method of building which relies on a timber frame as a means of structural support. Framed buildings are often referred to as light weight construction but don't be misled, like the skeleton in your body it's a precision engineered structure that is remarkably strong & durable.

Already the preferred method of construction in Scotland, most of developed Europe & the USA, timber frame is rapidly growing in popularity across the rest of the UK.

Warm, quiet & sustainable are all descriptions regularly associated with timber frame construction yet others like fast, efficient & cost effective are more commonly used by developers. As building control standards improve & Robust Details become the norm & sets the standards for building practices, timber frame when supplied by a reputable company achieves all of these & more. It is for these reasons why it is simple to see why there has been such a migration to timber frame over recent years.

Once on site the timber frame panels are erected to form the internal structural wall of the building which is then clad or finished with bricks, stone or whatever materials are planned to suit the surroundings and planning requirements.

Timber Framed Houses & Engineered Wood Products

Structural timber frame construction methods are tried and tested & the norm in most parts of the developed world.

  • In the USA & Canada timber framed construction accounts for 90% of low rise housing.
  • Timber Frame is the fastest growing method of housing construction in the UK.
  • 1 in 6 new homes in the UK are now built using timber frame.

The benefits of building a timber frame 'kit' house are numerous. The list below summarises a few of the benefits you can expect when you choose to construct using a timber frame solution:

  • It is engineered to the highest level of accuracy and quality.
  • Significantly simplifies on-site construction thus speeding up time on site.
  • Brings predictability and greater control to the construction process.
  • Meets and often exceeds all current building regulations.
  • Performs well in terms of fire and flood resistance.
  • Is by far the most environmentally friendly way to build.
Timber Framed Houses & Engineered Wood Products


Timber Frame construction removes brick & block work from the critical path when compared to masonry construction methods. This allows the roof structure to be erected and covered ahead of the requirement for masonry skin therefore your property is secure and ready to receive the internal first fix trades much sooner thus saving valuable time and money.

Please browse our website for more information or visit our Timber Framed Homes website www.oakworthhomes.co.uk which has examples of our portfolio. For Engineered Wood products please send your plans by clicking here.

In addition to providing a complete eco Timber Frame solution for your next construction project we also providethe following services via sister companies:

  • Architectural Services
  • Engineered I-Joist Floor Systems
  • Hot Water & Heating Solutions
  • Air Source & Ground Source Heat Pumps
Timber Framed Houses & Engineered Wood Products

Please browse our website for more information about Timber Engineered Products, I-Beams, I-Joists & Laminated Beams then contact us on 01142 611150 or e-mail us on enquiries@oakworthtimberengineering.co.uk.