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BuildBook: Timber Frame Residential Development

Posted: February 3, 2022

Measured Benefit

The project build was considerably faster as the structure was weather tight much sooner, meaning that follow in trades could start earlier. Additionally, site health & safety was greatly improved by the reduced need for site labour to install windows and the elimination of the need to manually distribute windows to each floor and aperture. The urban location meant that site storage was at a premium so removing the need to store and secure windows was of significant value.

Complexity

The site was located in an urban area with restricted access so storage was at a premium and traffic disruption needed to be minimal; windows were delivered to the contractors factory in Southampton in coordination with the timber frame production plan to maximise project efficiency. On site, the frames were craned into place with the windows in their transport position, fully protected within the timber studs.