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  1. I think I'll buy a nail gun 🤣
  2. Sure, no worries. I might even put a small blog together about the build.
  3. I've decided to go stick build TF, and have Cullen Timber Design design the frame for me.
  4. Ben100

    NUDURA rebar steel cost

    Cheers guys, that's good to know!
  5. Hi, I'm looking at the NUDURA ICF blocks and have a quote from a reseller near me. I'm trying to get a total cost estimate and need to price up rebar steels, but I'm not sure how at this stage. Can anyone who's used NUDURA ICF give me an estimate on the cost of the steels compared to the ICF blocks? For example are the steels the same cost as the ICF blocks, or 50%, 20%? Cheers, Ben
  6. Ben100

    Stick build or factory built TF

    I will, cheers!
  7. Yes, this is how I viewed it too. Out of interest, how does ICF compare to TF in terms of cost?
  8. Hi All, In my researching TF construction and stick build as an option I've come across this article on http://easytimberframe.co.uk/technical-information/building-timber-frame-house/ regarding building your own panels or stick building. "This means that unless whoever makes the panels, or stick builds the walls, has a recognised competency, the structure may not be accepted or approved – at least without possible extra costly inspections and/or other expense. For this reason, most architects, house designers and owner builders find it more convenient and less costly to use ready made insulated timber panels from an established, recognised manufacture, to build their plans. There is also the likely future value and mortgagablity of a house that is an ‘Owner Build’ to consider." Do you think this a legitimate concern or just scaremongering? Does it cost more to get a stick built home through building regs or sign-off? Is resale an issue for owner builder?
  9. Ben100

    Stick build or factory built TF

    Was there much difference in cost between i-joists and standard structural grade timber?
  10. Ben100

    Stick build or factory built TF

    Thanks, I'll check it out!
  11. Ok, cheers guys. Sounds like this isn't as much of an issue as I thought. One of my other posts in the Brick & Block forum raised this as an issue.
  12. Hi All, I'm bumping this question up from another post I made. I'm looking at building a TF extension to an existing brick house, which will have a roof linking the brick and timber. When the timber shrinks I'll have a lopsided roof... Has anyone dealt with this before or have any ideas? Thanks, Ben
  13. Ben100

    Stick build or factory built TF

    One issue that's come up from another post I made is timber shrinkage. The main issue being that I'm building an extension to an existing brick house, which will have a roof linking the brick and timber. When the timber shrinks I'll have a lopsided roof... Anyone have thoughts on this?
  14. Ben100

    Stick build or factory built TF

    WOW! that looks amazing. I'm prepared for the build to take a year or two if I can make some significant savings.
  15. Ben100

    Why timber frame?

    If I was to build in blockwork, would I still need two blockwork skins with a cavity and then cladding? Or could I go for an inner single skin blockwork with external cladding with a cavity between them?