All Timber Frames is a dedicated timber frame construction company based in Cheriton Fitzpaine, eight miles from Exeter.
Mount Hawke, Cornwall
This project was for a pair of identical detached houses for a brother and sister in the village of Mount Hawke, Cornwall. Due to a very tight site access we had to tranship the frames onto site using our pick up truck. The frames were then erected using a small city crane. The frames were both 184mm closed panel systems with fully vaulted ceilings. Erection time for the two houses was 11 days.
“The team of erectors did a great job. We are really happy with the service given by All Timber Frames and would highly recommend them to anyone who requires a well built timber frame property. Our building inspector was very impressed with the quality of the frame and the way it had been erected.”
Implement Store, Dartmoor
The client required a small implement store for their estate on Dartmoor. The 184mm frame was sheathed internally with plywood and the frame incorporated feature green oak posts and beams.
Open Plan Living, Nr Totnes
This project was to supply and erect the timber frame for a family on an organic market garden near Totnes. The lounge, kitchen and dining area are on the first floor, which is one open plan space with large glazed areas to make the most of the fantastic views over their own land and the South Hams countryside. A balcony in Siberian Larch will lead off from the lounge. The frame was a 235mm closed panel system.
A detached house in Cullompton for a local developer who had seen one of our frames being erected in the village where he lives. The frame was a 140mm open panel system which took 5 days to erect.
Primary School Classroom, Christow
The major challenge with this project was overcoming the lack of direct access to the site of this primary school classroom. The solution was to use a spider crane. These cranes can be moved along narrow pathways and when in position their telescopic legs extended to provide stability during the lifting process. The lifting capability is extraordinary considering the size of the crane, the heaviest items on this job were the two glu-lam purlins that were over 8 metres long and 540mm deep. The frame was a 184mm open panel system and the erection took 4 days to complete
Budock Water, Nr Falmouth
The client commissioned a large detached family home on a fantastic 7 acre site with sea views. The timber frame was a 235mm closed panel system and featured 2700mm ceiling heights to the ground floor.
Semi-detached Houses, Abergavenny
This project was for a pair of semi-detached houses for a first time developer in Abergavenny. The frame was a 184mm closed panel system that incorporated a service void to the external walls. The total erection time for the two houses was 7 days.
The clients wanted to build a very well insulated home so chose a 235mm frame to give a U value of 0.15W/m2K.
The joist platform was formed using engineered timber I joists with Weyroc Protect decking boards. Attic trusses were used in the roof structure to allow for rooms in the roof at a future date. All the roof areas were sarked using OSB3 boards which meant the roof structure did not require internal bracing. The office has a feature oak ridge beam with fully vaulted ceilings. Oak posts and beams were also used in the carport construction. The house and garage block were erected in two weeks.
Tedburn St Mary, Devon
The clients, for whom we had previously built a house, purchased a cob and stone barn to convert into their retirement home.
All Timber Frames supplied a 140mm closed panel system to line the existing walls, with 89mm internal partitions. The 140mm system was chosen so as not to lose too much internal living space. The joist platform was formed using open metal webbed joists which made the fitting of the heat recovery ventilation system easier. The joist platform decking boards were T&G plywood. The cut roof structure had a Glu-lam ridge beam and loose rafters to give maximum headroom in the upstairs bedrooms. The roof was sarked using OSB3 boards.
Back to Earth, Devon
All Timber Frames supplied Chris, the owner of a green building products business, with the timber frame for his Passive House.
With this frame the sheathing boards were fixed to the inside face of the external wall panels and so also acted as the internal vapour control layer. The insulation was then fitted from the outside. Please visit www.backtoearth.co.uk for further photos, videos and a blog on the build, as well as information on green building products.
May Park, Bristol
All Timber Frames have worked in partnership with Modcell on a number of straw bale buildings.
This one was a four classroom extension to a primary school in Bristol. Please visit www.modcell.com for further information on this project and for more information on straw bale buildings.