Why Timber Framed Extensions are such a Good Choice
Adding an extension to your home is a great way to gain the additional space that you want without having to move house, and also can add a substantial amount of value to your property. There are many materials that can be used to build an extension, but one of the most popular is timber. As well as being a more environmentally friendly building material (provided that you are buying it from a sustainable source) wood can also make the extension more attractive than other building materials, and blends in better with older properties in particular due to the fact that many of these are also constructed from wood.
Oak extensions like these www.timberpride.co.uk/oak-framed-extension are very popular with people building an extension, for the reasons mentioned above, as well as the fact that oak actually improves with age, both in appearance and in strength. When the wood is first cut, it will retain a lot of moisture and therefore is much easier to use to build with. However, over time as the moisture is lost and the wood settles, it becomes harder and stronger – one of the reasons why it has been a popular choice of building material for hundreds of years and also why there are still so many oak buildings that are still intact dating back to Tudor times in the UK.
When planning to build an extension that is made from wood, or indeed any extension, it is still important to make sure that you do thorough research first and get expert advice to make sure that your extension is suitable for your home. You will also need to obtain planning permission to build an extension onto your property, so do ensure that you do this first, regardless of the material that you are using.
If you live in a national park, or in an area of outstanding natural beauty, planning permission rules are slightly more stringent, which is why wood framed extensions could be a good choice for you. It is likely that you will be required to ensure that the building is fitting with the local area and not going to be an eyesore on the natural landscape!