Unlike our Scottish counterparts, timber has never quite taken off in the rest of UK homes. Until now, that is.
With more homeowners than ever turning to extensions, there’s now more people looking to experiment with the traditional English home - meaning timber is on the rise!
However, you might find yourself asking some pretty common questions. Isn’t timber a fire risk? Doesn’t it break easily? Because it’s not commonly used, timber has been subjected to a lot of outdated myths, so we’re here to correct these bad assumptions. Here’s some common concerns we hear from our customers...
Timber frames aren’t affordable
Now it’s true, timber costs more than your run of the mill brick and mortar extension. But this is no different than any other bespoke feature, such as glazed walls, or metal cladding.
Costs can be reduced by being selective in how you use your timber, and combining it with other materials. You might also find costs going down the more timber’s popularity rises. That’s because some of the extra costs comes from the specialist knowledge required by your contractor. The more people using timber, the more timber specialists they’ll be, and therefore costs might start to come down.
People living in Scotland or around the border, will find more contractors, and better costs available, than those living in the South of England, where timber professionals are scarcer.