Building a house is probably the biggest investment you will ever make. Due to the speed of erection and high levels of insulation, a high proportion of self-built homes are of timber frame construction. Unfortunately the timber frame industry is littered with ‘cowboys’. To protect your investment you must ensure you buy from a reputable supplier. By completing the following simple questionnaire you will avoid making an expensive mistake:-
|Does your proposed timber frame supplier -
|1. Have a quality assurance system accredited to the internationally recognised ISO 9001 standard?
|2. Belong to TRADA (Timber Research And Development Association) and STA (Structural Timber Association)?
|3. Employ an independent structural engineer, with experience in timber frame construction, to certify it’s designs?
|4. Have an in-house Computer Aided Design (CAD) facility to ensure dimensional accuracy and provide detailed working drawings?
|5. Manufacture all timber frame components in a modern high-techfactory environment to ensure production quality?
|6. Only use the very best strength graded and kiln dried timber in frame construction, to ensure structural and dimensional stability?
|7. Use the superior Euro class of timber (45 x 145mm) rather than CLS (38 x 139mm), thereby providing wall panels which have more than 25% extra timber?
|8. Store all structural timber under cover in a temperature controlled environment to maintain the correct moisture content?
|9. Only use BBA approved OSB or plywood wall sheathing and roof sarking to ensure ultimate rigidity in design?
|10. Manufacture its own high performance windows and doors to provide you with a totally integrated house kit package?
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Cottage Kit Homes does, but if your proposed timber frame supplier answers NO to any of these questions your investment could be at risk. Nobody offers a better or more comprehensive timber frame package than Cottage Kit Homes. Remember, you may well want to sell your house one day. If you do not use a reputable Supplier, the value of your home may be reduced.
THE COTTAGE KIT HOMES QUALITY ASSURED TIMBER FRAME SYSTEM IS THE ONLY ONE, WHICH OFFERS ALL THESE FEATURES, AVAILABLE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM