Timber frame is the most popular form of construction for people building their own home. Not only is it quick and easy to build, it also provides the opportunity to maximise energy efficiency cost effectively. By using timber frame you can reduce energy consumption through improved thermal performance, air tightness and better insulation.
It makes sense, then, to think fabric first. Especially if you are working to a limited budget. Components such as internal doors, kitchen units and sanitary ware are often seen as fashion statements these days. Compared to the fabric of your home they can readily be replaced and upgraded as your tastes change and funds permit.
By focusing on the fabric of your new home you will achieve a better return on your investment, whilst increasing your home’s appeal to design and environmentally conscious buyers in the future.