Acre Design Specialises in Timber Frame Construction, this is a faster, cheaper more environmental way to build an extension or a new home. We believe passionately in this method of construction, it is as strong, lasts as long and there is zero risk of moisture problems using today’s breathable damp proof membranes. Once complete you won’t be able to tell the difference between bricks and block or a timber frame.
Stick build – the carpenter constructs the timber frame on site, this works best when extending; and
For extensions, obtaining millimetre accurate site dimensions can be very difficult until the structure is exposed showing the original construction. Most manufacturers would require this information six to eight weeks prior to the delivery date so pre-fab is difficult when extending. Due to the limitations associated with building extensions in timber frame, stick build construction is the usual go-to.
The Joiner would order the required materials and as they are individual components, they are easily man-handled onto site.
The architectural design, planning permission, building control approval, quotes and finding the right contractor can take up to 6 months, so if you are looking to build in the next 18 months, NOW is the time to start. Critical is that you employ an expert architectural designer like Alistair Crerar and his team at Acre Design. Alistair has 15 years of experience in designing timber frame extensions, in Scotland and more and more in the North East (where Acre has been based for the last 5 years). This puts you in an enviable position of having the experts on your side, and helps to reduce the risk of delays or additional costs when the project kicks off on site. Acre Design will help you acquire competitive quotes from contractors who have experience working with timber frame construction.