December 2015 was a record month in terms of sales, and the New Year has seen a continuation with January figures being just short of those from December!
There has been the usual interesting mix of projects including: an artist’s studio, seven straw bale houses, a holiday lodge, a farm house, a barn conversion and a number of detached houses – one of these has a timber suspended ground floor, which sits on a series of timber posts set on compressed-stone mini piles.
The striking feature of these contracts is that 90% of the timber frames will be our closed panel system, with the vast majority of these being manufactured with a 235mm stud.
The geographical spread of the new contracts is illustrative of the area we generally cover, from Truro to Bristol, Minehead to Chard and quite a number throughout Devon!
Over the last couple of months there have been significant developments at All Timber Frames, including our new office building, which is well under way (although finding the time to do our own work is hard!) and by the end of this week the building will be fully weather tight! The cedar cladding looks fantastic, as do the Swedish external windows and doors supplied by Tanums Fonster. Apart from providing office facilities that reflect the quality of the frames we supply, the building will include a meeting room and welfare facilities that are fit for purpose! The building will also allow us to have a showroom for the products that we are now offering to our clients.
During the last year clients have frequently asked us if there are other products and services we can offer, as well as our timber frames. So to start we are now offering external windows and doors through Tanums Fonster, Lindab guttering, Velux and Fakro roof lights and insulation products – these products have been specifically chosen because they combine excellent quality with real value for money.
Further information on these products will soon be added to our website.