All Timber Frames is a dedicated timber frame construction company based in Cheriton Fitzpaine, eight miles from Exeter.

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Oct 2013

Waste Management and Other Matters

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It is often stated that timber frame construction generates far less waste than masonry builds, whilst true, we do have some waste from the manufacturing process to deal with. The biggest problem we had was the offcuts of Fermacell wall boards from our closed panel systems which had been growing at an alarming rate recently. Not wanting to send it to landfill we had thought about sending it back to the manufacturer for recycling, however we have now come up with a much more novel solution, bedding for cattle sheds. By breaking it down into small pieces local farmers are happy to take it for bedding for their cattle, therefore saving themselves as well as us a lot of money. Our timber waste is already being taken by local people for woodburners and our insulation offcuts are used by people who are increasing their loft insulation, so now with the Fermacell finding a good home we have virtually no waste going to landfill.

A few recent projects illustrate the breadth of work we carry out. We have recently completed a small extension in Sidmouth, a toilet block for East Devon Council, and an implement store for an estate on Dartmoor, as well as our more usual homes. The last one was for the owners of an organic market garden near Totnes.

Recently signed contracts demonstrate the geographical area we cover, we will in the next few months be supplying frames for a house in Portland near Weymouth as well as a house in the villageĀ  of Flushing near Falmouth.

Next week we are going to a site in Mount Hawke near Redruth to erect two 184mm closed panel timber frames, so anyone wishing to see a frame being erected should contact the office to arrange a site visit.

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