Is It Harder to Get a Mortgage on a Timber Frame Home?

By |2023-05-10T20:33:58+00:00May 10th, 2023|Construction|

Timber Frame Construction is the fastest growing construction method in Ireland; now sharing approx. 50% of the build market! Considering the Government are pushing for more timber frame homes; getting a mortgage on a timber frame in Ireland certainly won’t prove any more difficult to obtain than it would for a standard masonry

How Much Cheaper Is a Timber Frame Home?

By |2023-05-10T20:08:52+00:00May 10th, 2023|Construction|

In the current climate, π™¨π™šπ™‘π™›-𝙗π™ͺπ™žπ™‘π™™π™šπ™§π™¨ 𝙨𝙝𝙀π™ͺ𝙑𝙙 π™—π™š π™©π™π™žπ™£π™ π™žπ™£π™œ π™–π™π™šπ™–π™™ 𝙩𝙀 π™‘π™€π™£π™œ-π™©π™šπ™§π™’ π™‘π™žπ™«π™žπ™£π™œ π™˜π™€π™¨π™©π™¨ With the cost of living increasing there is significant pressure on household incomes The wholesale cost of energy has escalated rapidly in recent months– with providers reaching 40% increases. Timber frame is 4 times more energy efficient than a standard

Donegal Defective Blocks – Is It Really Mica?

By |2023-04-19T19:59:45+00:00April 19th, 2023|Construction|

Donegal's Defective Blocks β€˜not caused by mica’; study claims Leading international journal publication suggests the defective blocks scandal isn't in fact Mica - the issue has been caused by pyrrhotite. The peer-reviewed article " The Mica Crisis in Donegal, Ireland – A Case of Internal Sulfate Attack" finds that the geological mineral mica

Defective Blocks & The Irish Concrete Levy

By |2023-04-07T09:00:54+00:00April 7th, 2023|Construction|

What Is the Concrete Levy? In September 2022, the Minister for Finance announced the β€œConcrete Levy” as part of Budget 2023; signed into law of the Finance Act 2022 in December 2022. The introduction of the Concrete Levy stemmed from the need for a redress scheme for homeowners affected by Mica and Pyrite,

Should I Build a Timber Frame or Masonry Home in 2023?

By |2023-04-06T21:39:53+00:00April 6th, 2023|Construction|

Is Timber Frame Really the Way Forward? Thinking of building a new house in Ireland? The advantages of building a timber frame house over the more standard traditional block method are endless. Block may be trying to play catch up in terms of energy efficiency and airtightness, but the speed and precision of

Is a Passive Home Worth the Cost?

By |2023-04-07T20:32:08+00:00April 6th, 2023|Construction|

Is a Passive Home Worth It? Passive Homes allow for related energy savings of up to 90% in comparison to traditional methods such as masonry construction. Passive Houses use less than 1.5 litres of oil per square meter of living space per year – much less than other low-energy buildings. Passive Houses are

Self Build Terms Made Simple!

By |2023-04-06T19:38:32+00:00April 6th, 2023|Construction|

MEMBRANES & BARRIERS Radon Barrier: Similar to a Damp Proof Membrane but with an additional benefit of preventing the penetration of radon gases into the build. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas which can potentially damage your health if concentrated under an unprotected floor slab. Vapour Control Barrier: A layer used to

The Disadvantage of Timber Frame Houses

By |2023-04-06T19:39:49+00:00April 6th, 2023|Construction|

Disadvantages of Timber Frame Additional design and engineering time, but a quicker on-site build Lack of experienced builders and erection crews Transportation and cranage costs Exposure to weather before enclosed Susceptibility to decay if exposed to moisture Reliable timber frame manufacturers in Ireland will install a vapour barrier between the inner wall and

How To Build a House That Will Last 200 Years (Plus)

By |2023-04-06T14:44:02+00:00April 6th, 2023|Construction|

β€œThe life cycle of timber frame structures is measured not in decades, butΒ millennia.” Timber frame houses are built to last, and their durability surpasses conventional stick frames by leaps and bounds. The Ise temple of Japan is over 1300 years old; the oldest existing timber frame structure in the world. There

Ireland’s Lowest Certified Closed Panel U-Value

By |2023-04-06T14:18:58+00:00April 6th, 2023|Construction|

Timber Frame Ireland unveiled Ireland's lowest independent u-value certification at just 0.09 w/m2k. Passive standard u-values range from 0.15 as low as 0.10 - the lower the better! Our Closed Panel Packages We offer four different closed panel packages; all within the passive standard range. With our factory fitted

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