Grand Designs – 10 Inspiring Timber-Frame Projects


“These stunning self-build projects demonstrate the versatility of this tried and tested construction method. 

Strong, cost-effective and environmentally friendly, there are several benefits to constructing with timber frame. Timber is a natural, renewable and sustainable resource, while timber-frame thermal performance provides high levels of insulation. Houses built in this way often come as kits, making them a smart choice for self-builds and bespoke designs alike. Factory-produced homes can be erected in days, so aren’t susceptible to delays due to inclement weather. This form of construction offers flexibility and can be designed around budgets, meaning that from standard specification kit packages to fully bespoke architect-designed projects, there is something for all…

New Tradition:

This home in West Sussex was manufactured off-site by local firm Scandia Hus and built in a traditional style to complement its stunning countryside location. The firm, which offers a range of services from supplying the frame to a complete finish, worked closely with the homeowners to ensure the views were maximized in their bespoke design. Spacious, but with plenty of cosy nooks and recesses, this property has lots of character – from the arched timber doors and Georgian bar windows to the tiles hung in the style so distinctive to the local Sussex area. (01342 838060,”


Pages 141-142 –  Grand Designs Magazine –  January 2018

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