House Build – Masonry or Timber Frame?

Masonry or Timber Frame House Build?

In the U.K. traditional brick and block work construction remains the most commonly used today. Masonry construction accounts for around 70% of new builds.

This traditional method is generally known as cavity wall construction. The build starting with block work and a skin of brickwork on the exterior, with wall ties connecting the two, and the cavity being filled with insulation material.

The foundation work for masonry building is generally more substantial than that for timber frame, as load bearing walls have to be taken into account, but both techniques require either Continue reading House Build – Masonry or Timber Frame?