Timber Frame Construction Faults
Timber frame construction is set to replace conventional construction techniques within the next decade but many faults are being designed or built into timber frame construction. Timber frame construction faults include leaks, mould, and energy loss and rot which can have a serious and detrimental effect on resale values.
While timber frame construction is typically designed to last for 60 years, these identifiable faults can drastically reduce this effective life or resale value.
Typical timber frame construction faults are likely to rise as combinations of changing climate, design and building practice fail to keep pace with the cause and effect. The most serious of timber frame construction faults is the poor design of vapour barriers and reliance on paper on paper tape and silicone sealer to provide environmental protection for chalk and paper construction materials.