Timber: the natural choice for your home

With impressive environmental credentials and cost efficiencies, timber is increasingly becoming the building material of choice for self-builders, currently accounting for around 75% of the market.


Building your own home can be extremely rewarding in many ways, including financially, and building your own home using timber as the main structural component gives you a great head-start. Structural timber delivers a whole host of advantages, in both the long and short term - it's sustainable, economic, thermally efficient and can be constructed quickly. In short, it's a great way to build!

Faster construction

Using timber saves around 30% of build time for a two storey house.

Your home can be erected and watertight in around 5 days.

Factory prefabrication makes for simple on site assembly.

Cost benefits

Using timber allows for more accurate budgeting.

The finished building is better insulated, making your energy bills lower.

Kinder to the environment

Structural timber has the lowest overall CO2 cost of any building material.

For every m3 of wood used instead of other building materials, 0.8 tonnes of CO2 is saved.

Better thermal efficiency

Structural timber easily exceeds current Building Regulation requirements.

Superior thermal efficiency means that the building remains warmer in the winter and cool in the summer.

Greater accuracy and design flexibility

Guaranteed accuracy, with components fitting together exactly as designed.

New systems allow for timber to be used in more applications than ever before.

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STA Scotframe Top 10 Tips Leaflet

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