We have experience in a wide range of projects including housing developments, one off bespoke designs, commercial properties, nursing homes, and sheltered housing. Our Design Service can be offered in conjunction with existing in house design capabilities of any Timber Frame or SIPS Manufacturer.
We provide timber frame design service for timber frame manufacturers, to help take clients original designs through to factory production. We us latest computer technology to provide clients with architectural layout drawings for approval, which when coupled with out timber frame software enables us to provide fabrication drawings for factory assembly. Our software allows us to link to cnc machinery, such as automated saws and production line facilities.
As with all timber frame buildings, structural design is required. We can also offer this as part of our package or work in tandem with your own preferred engineer. With all manufacturers standard details are important. However may change from company to company. We design the kits in accordance with these details.
The service is primarily aimed at working in conjunction with the manufacturers own in house design team. Either to deal with peaks in demand or as a continual partner.
Each project follows a similar path with specific key stages.
Project inception and quotation
Generally we will provide quotations on request, and can work via emailed drawings to speed up response.
Timber Frame Layout Drawings and Approval
Drawings for conversion to timber frame can be provided in CAD, PDF, or faxed / mailed. We will prepare the timber frame layout drawings for client approval based on the specific manufacturers design standards. This includes door sizes, ceiling heights (were these may be fixed or not), drawing presentation and content. We can deal direct with the customer or via the manufacturer whichever is preferred. Upon receipt of the drawings the customer may require some alterations on such items which may not have been evident. Once these are completed and approval received the drawings are passed to Engineer for structural design.
We will work closely with your structural engineer or can recommend someone if required.
Timber Frame Fabrication / Production Drawings
Production drawings are provided and generally consist of the following:
> Walls and spandrel panels
> Floor panels / loose joist layout
> Ladder unit details
> Beam details - steel or engineered timber
> Stair detail
> Site layout drawings (for walls, floors, roof etc)
> Proposed roof truss plan (for truss manufacturers design)
> Production listing - listing all panels, beams, additional loose items etc
> Special items - bespoke items for a specific project
All panels will be designed in accordance with manufacturers standards, ie maximum handling sizes, lintel details, sheathing requirements etc.
Roof truss profiles are provided as guide only and for truss supplier. We will check truss profiles as part of the design service and advice if alterations required.
We can provide CNC files if required. Such uses would be for various automated saws or production lines. Varying formats of files are required dependant on the machinery being used, using our HSB-Cad software and associated modules, we can offer this to all customers.
Issue to Timber Frame Manufacturer
As all customers operate differently we can provide the final documents in a variety of ways:
> Email, varying formats - CAD and PDF being the most popular
Timescales for providing the above can be discussed on initial contact.
Office 9, Banbridge Business Centre, 62 Scarva Road, Banbridge, County Down BT32 3QD
Office +44 (0) 28 4065 8130 / Mark +44 (0) 775 3636 114 / Aiden +44 (0) 780 9516 668
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