Timber frame: Fact sheet no. 14

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This fact sheet, published by wood for good gives readers an overview of building with timber frame.

The fact sheet contains a number of basic points regarding timber frame including the benefits which make it popular, some standard studding and joist sizes and a number of statistics in the growth of timber frame's share in the UK housing market.

Contents:

  • Growing popularity
  • Basic points
  • Common studding sizes
  • Common joist sizes
  • A typical timber frame wall

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