Vision Development were contracted by S.McMurray Building Solutions ( to manufacture and fit the timber frame structure for the new development of 4 flats down a side road off St Albans Road which is a busy main road through North Watford.

As well as the timber frame structure we also supplied and fitted the external windows and doors which are powder coated timber and against the chosen brickwork gives the structure a bright modern feel.

Timber Frame Flats in Watford
Timber Frame Flats in Watford

The access for this particular build was very restricted and deliveries to the site were through a very tight side road which you can see below, was undertaken with great care and due diligence.

Difficult Access to Timber Frame Development
Difficult Access to Timber Frame Development

Below are some photos of the build in progress showing the different stages of the construction process.

Ground Floor & Scaffolding

Above, the ground floor panels have already been installed with the scaffolding in place for the first floor panels.

First Floor Panels

Once the flooring is laid, the first floor panels can then be assembled ready for the roof trusses.

The image below shows the trusses in place with the openings for windows on the first floor panels.

Within 4 weeks the whole timber frame structure was in place including the roof and final snagging with just the windows and doors left to be installed once the roof external finishes were complete.

Timber Frame Structure Completed in Just 4 weeks
Windows in Timber Frame Flats
Windows & Doors in Timber Frame Flats
Door in Timber Frame Flats
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