In recent decades, modern timber frame construction has been steadily gaining market share and set standards for energy-saving construction. Timber frame structures are found in single-family houses, multi-storey residential buildings and commercial and administrative buildings.
Timber frame construction is also well suited for renovation, heightening or extensions, thanks to its low weight and short construction time.
Advantages of timber frame construction:
- Optimal and resource-saving use of building materials
- Durable constructions due to the vapour permeable timber frame construction method
- Healthy living - thanks to natural moisture-regulating materials and high insulation standards
- The best insulation standards with low wall thicknesses reduce space consumption or optimise usable space.
- High quality and short construction time through extensive prefabrication
Structure types in timber frame construction
Timber frame construction is particularly economical if the design and structure are already adapted to construction grids optimised for timber construction at an early planning stage.
Typical and economical construction grids in timber construction are stud or beam distances of 625 mm or 833 mm. Depending on the building task and the desired degree of prefabrication, three construction methods are defined in timber frame construction: