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Is It Harder to Get a Mortgage on a Timber Frame Home?
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
How Much Cheaper Is a Timber Frame Home?
In the current climate, 𝙨𝙚𝙡𝙛-𝙗𝙪𝙞𝙡𝙙𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙗𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙡𝙤𝙣𝙜-𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙢 𝙡𝙞𝙫𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙘𝙤𝙨𝙩𝙨 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
Donegal Defective Blocks – Is It Really Mica?
Donegal's Defective Blocks ‘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
Defective Blocks & The Irish Concrete Levy
What Is the Concrete Levy? In September 2022, the Minister for Finance announced the “Concrete Levy” as part of Budget 2023; signed into law of the Finance Act 2022 in December 2022. The introduction of the Concrete Levy
Should I Build a Timber Frame or Masonry Home in 2023?
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
Is a Passive Home Worth the Cost?
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
Self Build Terms Made Simple!
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
The Disadvantage of Timber Frame Houses
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
How To Build a House That Will Last 200 Years (Plus)
“The life cycle of timber frame structures is measured not in decades, but millennia.” Timber frame houses are built to last, and their durability surpasses conventional stick frames by leaps and bounds. The Ise temple of Japan
Ireland’s Lowest Certified Closed Panel U-Value
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
Ireland’s Largest Ever Cantilevered Insulated Foundation
A contemporary timber frame home built in Co. Tipperary alongside one of Ireland’s top renowned architects – all designed, engineered, manufactured & installed by the Timber Frame Ireland team. The client choose our popular Eco Package laid on Ireland’s
Build Airtight, Ventilate Right – The How To Guide
Around 15% of the total heat produced is lost through drafts. This represents an enormous amount of heat loss in a well-insulated home. In a well-insulated build, air leakage can also condensate causing moisture within the walls during the
Timber Frame Vs Block – 17 Reasons NOT to Build Block in 2023!
Like a lot of people in Ireland, you probably still think block is superior to timber frame. Fair statement? Simply because it’s what you’re used to – right? Wrong! Needless to say, every company is going to boast it’s
Timber Frame V ICF – Which Performs Better?
We’ve working alongside many renowned architects, surveyors, engineers, electricians, plumbers, banks and insurance companies who all recommend timber frame as their preferred building method. It takes just one Google search of “leaking ICF build” to see why despite being
The Truth About Timber Frame – Busting the Myths!
Despite the many benefits of timber frame houses, there are still some diehard block builders who will refuse to accept that timber frame construction is the way forward. In light of the immense response to timber frame following Part