Timber Frame Modular Kit Home in Calcot, Reading

Our clients wanted to build a new home for their daughter neighbouring their property in Calcot, Reading which would be installed quickly, be strong and durable as well as energy efficient and low maintenance.

With our factory 15 minutes away from the site, we certainly were able to provide the home in a speedy fashion, but also with little to no site waste which is always helpful with short of space sites, and a U Value of 0.16 with an external brickwork finish meaning there will be large savings on the heating costs.

The time lapse video below of the timber frame install shows the main structure being fitted in 7 days with the roof to be sarked and then insulated between the rafters using 155mm Hybris Insulation.

The photos and descriptions below provide an explanation of the timber frame installation process.

With the foundations prepared the timber frame erectors could fit the sole plates to the blockwork ready to which the ground floor panels will be fixed.

With the ground floor panels in place the steel could be lifted in with the use of the Hiab delivery crane.

With the ground floor panels installed the scaffolding could be installed for the fitting of the first floor joists and floor as well as first floor panels.

Floor joists and flooring installed creating the new first floor level to the new build home.


Side elevation of the gable panel creating the new roof to the home.

Side elevation of the single storey creating the living room of this new family home.

This is the same side elevation with the fire socks now installed around the structural openings.

Front view of the new home which we think fits very nicely into it’s surroundings down a privately owned road in Calcot, Reading.

As the build progresses, we will post further photos of the finishes to the external walls and roof to show how a brickwork finish can look on a timber frame home.

To see other projects we have completed see our blog articles or you can head to our YouTube channel to see more videos of the real time timber frame installation process: https://www.youtube.com/user/timberframesuppliers.  For more information on our home kits please see Timber Frame House Kits. For more information about modular houses see our Flat Pack Homes page.

Get in touch with us today on 0118 971 2181 to discuss your timber frame new build ideas, alternatively, email us at info@vision-dsl.com with your plans which we can provide a fixed cost for supplying and installing the timber frame, dependent on location.

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