TF Cheaper & Quicker
According to a study by cost consultant Rider Levett Bucknall UK, timber frame construction is marginally cheaper than masonry but substantially quicker for affordable housing. They claim it as the industry’s first such construction cost comparison report.
2.8% Cheaper and nearly 20% quicker
External Works and Services Excluded
- The study compared the buildings only, with the external works and utility services excluded. It assumed a continuous build on site from start to finish and no difference in foundations required. The location of the theoretical project for the study was Birmingham with good access to main trunk roads.
Contractors & Supplier
Architects & Structural Engineers
- The house type designs were prepared by HTA Design LLP with structural engineering input by Milner Associates.