Timber Frame Homes
At Fine Living Ltd, we specialise in building one-off timber frame houses for our clients. Our goal is to help bring your dream home to life with minimal stress and hassle. We have the expertise and experience to ensure that your project runs smoothly, stays on schedule, and stays within budget.
We pride ourselves on our attention to detail, resulting in client recommendations and this is how we grow our business. The earlier you involve us in your project, the sooner we can help you achieve your desired outcome.
Trust us to use our timber frame skills and years of experience to create a high-quality, cost-effective home.
Modern Living, Fine Living
We know that it’s the details that count. It’s an accumulation of small things that make the difference between an ordinary house and a great house. Attention to detail is the cornerstone on which our reputation was built. You’ll notice the difference the first time you step through the door of your Fine Living timber frame home.
At Fine Living Timber Frames, we believe that sustainability is key to creating a better future for all of us. That’s why our homes are built using sustainable materials and methods, ensuring that your new home will be kind to the environment for years to come.
Timber frame homes are faster to build than traditional homes, making them the perfect choice for those who want to move in as soon as possible. Our design team can ensure every corner of your home is engineered, calculated and designed before arriving onsite.
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Each of our homes is unique, custom-designed to suit the individual needs and tastes of our clients. From the layout of the rooms to the finishing touches, we work with you to create a home that is truly one-of-a-kind.
Some of our projects
In almost a decade of timber framing, we have built beautiful houses throughout the North East of Ireland. You can see some photographs here but if you would like more information, please let us know.
What people say about us
“We have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Fine Living Ltd to any prospective client. Ciarán and his team were incredibly professional and approachable throughout the project. They have built us a superior quality turnkey home that has exceeded our expectations. From the first day that we met them to discuss the build it was obvious that client satisfaction was Ciarán’s main priority and this continued throughout the job.
We instantly knew that we wanted to work with him and his team in building our dream home and they did not disappoint. The attention to detail in every aspect of the house is extraordinary. Thank you for making our dreams a reality and for ensuring the whole process was enjoyable from start to finish!”
“We purchased our home from Fine Living in December 2020 and we cannot speak highly enough of the service and our experience on the whole. The quality of our new home is better than any we have seen in a new build, completed to the highest of standards, which is a testament to Fine Living in terms of their attention to detail and the high levels of quality and specification.
The customer service both pre and post-sale provided by Ciaran and the team at Fine Living has been exceptional and far above and beyond our expectations. We would recommend Fine Living and the team to anyone without hesitation.”
“Fine Living Ltd built our new house in 2021. They couldn’t have been more professional or more helpful. Ciarán Byrne went through our drawings in detail and pointed out several areas where we could make substantial cost savings without compromising on quality, just by organising things slightly differently. The timber frame kit arrived and was erected very quickly with a minimum of fuss.
The finishing is excellent throughout. We are extremely happy with Fine Living’s work and with their approach to the job and wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone who is considering a timber frame as part of a self-build project.”
Timber Frame vs. Traditional Block-Building Method: Frequently Asked Questions
Timber Frame construction offers several advantages, such as a quicker building process, higher build accuracy, potential cost savings, a lower carbon footprint, better thermal performance, and design flexibility.
A Timber Frame structure can be structurally complete within a week to ten days, while traditional block-building can take several weeks. This is due to the off-site manufacturing and partial assembly of timber frames, panels, and roof trusses.
Timber Frame Construction uses timber sourced from FSC or PEFC-certified sources, which are classified as renewable materials. Additionally, timber locks in carbon dioxide and is less energy- and resource-intensive than bricks, mortar, concrete, and steel.
Timber Frame homes have better thermal performance due to the thinner walls allowing for greater insulation. They also heat up faster through the central heating and typically achieve higher Building Energy Ratings (BER), resulting in lower running costs for fuel and reduced carbon emissions.
Yes, Timber Frame construction offers flexibility in design and layout. The timber frame can be left exposed or clad with various materials to achieve virtually any design aesthetic.
The initial design and construction cost of a Timber Frame home may be similar to a traditional block-built home. However, savings can be made in other areas, such as reduced labour costs, more reliable supplies, and shallower foundations.
Timber Frame homes have a higher level of build accuracy as they are engineered products, manufactured, and assembled in a factory environment by a dedicated team. This results in a higher standard of workmanship and quality control.
Despite being relatively lightweight, timber can be engineered to be structurally as strong as steel, providing a durable and stable structure comparable to traditional block-built homes.