No – timber frame has come a long way since the old methods of timber joist construction.
Our timber is certified, graded and kiln dried. We lay either solid floor joists or open webbed metal joists (posi joists). We lay OSB3 protective sheating, glued and screwed to ensure strength and durability underfoot of the passing trades during construction.
More and more of our clients are opting for the metal webbed joists rather than the traditional solid timber alternative. Although slightly more expensive, these significantly reduce the labour cost to your electrician and plumber as they can both work within the joists rather than cutting and drilling through solid joists or block as the case would be with a block built home.