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Oakworth Homes Limited

Sustainable Building Centre
8 Orgreave Close
South Yorkshire
S13 9NP

e-mail: enquiries@oakworthhomes.co.uk

Tel: 0114 288 9554

Registered No: 05794976
VAT No: GB 886 3894 53

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Timber Frame Erection


Prior delivery a pre-delivery site inspection is carried out to ensure that whoever has constructed the foundation has done so correctly & that the levels are within the 10mm tolerance needed. Once approved the haulage & craneage needed to commence the erection of the timber frame is confirmed & the erection date booked.


First day on site

Delivery - The timber fame is delivered to site using articulated lorries however if a smaller truck is required this can be arranged. By the time the lorry arrives on site the crane is usually in place & ready to unload &position the panels according to space available & the planned erection process of each structure.
Timber Frame Erection        

First Week

Sole Plates - Laid on plastic DPC packed to level using packing shims. Once levelled these are fixed to the foundation using shot fired masonry nails or with sole plate clips & left to be grout filed in any voids between the foundation & the sole plate. Once positioned & fixed these sole plates set the hole line & level for the finished structure therefore it is essential that these are positioned accurately.

Timber Frame Erection
  Panels are then positioned on the sole plates & the whole structure begins to grow. On a typical 4 bedroom 1,500 square foot house the erection process will take approximately 6 - 7 days & by the end of the second day the project should look something like this.
Floors - Either Engineered I beams, Metal Web Joists or traditional Timber Sections. The floor structure is then covered with a moisture resistant chipboard flooring however plastic laminated or those with peel clean coverings are also available. These are some of the 'finer' tune items that we like to work with you to provide.
Engineered I Beam   Metal Web Floor Joist   Traditional Timber

Roof Structure - usually erected as a truss roof system to suit the engineer's specification, however hybrids are commonly used where more thought is needed.

Timber Frame Erection - Roof Truss   Timber Frame Erection - Traditional Cut Roof   Timber Frame Erection - Specialist Engineered Roof Truss Design


Roof Covering - We feel it is important to ensure a project is watertight prior to leaving the project. To this end we always install a breathable roofing membrane secured by loosely fixed battens. This not only ensures that the structures kiln dried timber retains its stable moisture content, it also ensures floors & staircases fitted are not open to the ravages of the weather thus damaging the finished appearance.

Timber Frame Erection - Roof Felted & Temporarily Battened   Timber Frame Erection   Timber Frame Erection - One Week On

Nearing Completion

By the time the team leave the site the project will look similar to this and be ready to receive the roof covering, windows and doors. Once these are fitted the plumbers and electricians can move in to commence first fixing followed closely by plasters. The overall result of not waiting for brick layers to complete the masonry ensures the project reaches completion well ahead of a fully masonry constructed structure. E-mail us on enquiries@oakworthhomes.co.uk for more information.

Additional Items - Staircases, windows & doors are all part of our core offer. Oakworth Homes do not at this time take on full build projects except in special circumstances.