WHAT IS TIMBER FRAME?

Timber Frame is one of the oldest forms of construction in the world dating back through ancient history. 
Modern day timber frame is precision engineered, durable and strong.


The idea of timber frame is to provide the structural shell of your project ready for all following trades to carry out their works.


The timber frame structure is engineered to withstand all elements and loads it will be exposed to, as one complete structural unit, allowing for more efficient and effective structural solutions.

Please Click on the gallery above to see an example of timber frame in construction 
The 3d model above shows a standard 140mm panel. The green face you see is the external ( outside )face of the panel. You will see if you rotate the panel that the internal face is effectively a timber stud wall. This wall then has a 9mm osb fitted to the external face, this closes off the external face of the panel but also braces the panel, ensuring it will stand up against natural elements such as wind loads. Then fixed on the 9mm osb
(the green layer) is what is know as a breather membrane. This keeps the moisture from the panel whilst it is being erected but also allows the panel to breathe once it is erected and in the cavity. You will also notice vertical line on the external of the panel. These are stud indicators. We staple plastic strapping on the external of the panels down the center line of the studs. This provides two functions; Assisting in keeping the breather membrane in place during the erect, and ensuring following trades know where the studs are to fix their brick ties of cladding battens.  
THIS VIDEO SHOWS A STANDARD TIMBER FRAME CONSTRUCTION. sTANDARD fACE bRICK WORK EXTERNALLY, TIED TO THE TIMBER FRAME USING SPECIALIST TIMBER FRAME BRICK TIES. tHE TIMBER FRAME HAS THE BREATHER MEMBRANE EXTERNALLY AND 9MM OSB NAILED TO THE EXTERNAL FACE OF THE STUD. tHE PANEL IS THEN INSULATED WITH AN INSULANT  OF CHOICE AND FINISHED WITH A VCL LAYER FOR AIRTIGHTNESS AND PLASTERBOARD OVER READY TO BE SKIMMED. 
tHIS VIDEO SHOWS AN EXAMPLE STRUCTURE WITHOUT THE EXTERNAL CLADDING, SO THAT YOU CAN SEE IN MORE DETAIL HOW THE STRUCTURE WORKS AND THE ELEMENTS UNDERTAKEN BY SMS TIMBER FRAME. 

Sms timber frame | Unit 3 | Near Bank | Shelley | huddersfield | hd88lt | 01484609900