Timber Frame Construction

Timber frame is one of the oldest construction methods in the world. Read on to find out how we've combined this heritage with the latest insulation techniques to create our high-performance homes.

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Building Timber Frame Houses

Timber frames have been used in construction for hundreds of years across many different climates and terrains. Our timber-frame systems are closed panel, meaning the majority of assembly takes place in a factory before being taken to site. This makes them a great choice for self builders because onsite assembly time is rapid, which also keeps costs down.

Timber-frame houses are also known for being much more thermally efficient than those built with other materials like masonry, so our self builders can enjoy the thermal, economic, and environmental benefits that a Kingspan Timber Solutions timber-frame home provides.
Kingspan ULTIMA™ timber frame build system diagram

Why Timber Frame?

Rapid build times and excellent thermal performance are just two of the reasons that more and more self builders are choosing timber-frame construction as their route to build. Timber frames are also built to a high degree of dimensional accuracy and can be built to suit virtually any design and style of house.

Benefits of Building a Timber-Frame House


  • Excellent thermal performance - Lowering energy bills
  • Slimmer than any other available build system - Providing additional floor space and potentially increasing the value of your home
  • Strong - Architecturally flexible and suitable for multi-storey construction
  • Fast - Facilitating a rapid and accurate build using advanced manufacturing techniques
  • Warm - Both of our timber-frame build systems are powered by Kingspan Kooltherm phenolic premium-performance insulation
  • Exceed Building Regulations - In both thermal and fire performance
  • Excellent U-Value range - Meaning the amount of air leaking from your home is minimal, proving its efficiency
  • Factory manufactured - Under strict quality control, ensuring dimensional accuracy and reducing build time 
  • Sustainably sourced timber - From sustainable forests with indepedent chains of custody that are rigorously checked by FSC and PEFC bodies

Our Build System Comparison


Kingspan LOGIC

Kingspan ULTIMA™

Kingspan TEK™

Build System Timber Frame Timber Frame SIPs
U-Value (W/m2K) 0.21 0.13 - 0.19 0.10 - 0.18
Thermal Bridging 0.05 0.03 - 0.04 0.03 - 0.04
Air Tightness Range (m3/m2.hr) 3-5 1 to 3 0.05 to 1.5
SAP Fabric Efficiency 17% 24% - 28% 27% - 28%
Psi Values Good Excellent Excellent
Complete wall* 288mm 313-338mm 332-442mm
Panel thickness 123mm 148 - 173mm 167 - 277 mm
Cost Hierarchy £ ££ £££
*Wall thickness can vary with different external cladding materials.

Timber Frame and Brochure of Kinspan Timber Solutions timber Frame and Structural insulated panels brochure

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Self building is one of the most exciting events in a lifetime, but it requires lots of decisions. What's within the walls is just as important as how they look on the outside.

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Kingspan Timber Solutions

Kingspan Timber Solutions

Eltisley Road

Great Gransden


SG19 3AR

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