Posts Tagged ‘Home Design’

Timber frame homes

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

We are considering building a timber frame home. I have to say that I always liked the idea of a timber frame house. They are more ecological and sustainable, they are very energy efficient, you reduce the production of CO2, and they are fast to built. In my opinion there is also the bonus that they are built in a sheltered and secure environment of a factory which speeds up the construction process and improves its quality!

The only problem is that my dearest husband is not very convinced about them. He is worried about the really wet Irish weather! he imagines the house rotting away year after year!

Our architect (my hubby’s sister) told me last Friday that she would not have any reservations about it. So perhaps we can see light at the end of the tunnel…

One of the biggest miss conceptions about  timber frame is that you are restricted on the design of the house.

Here you have some examples of timber frame. Perhaps you start being a fan of them like me after seeing them!

This one below is an Irish built one by Cygnum