Made to measure timber frame structures for Houses, Extensions, Commercial construction and more

Self-build process and specification

At Lakeland Timber frame we provide a high quality timber frame construction service, which responds flexibly to the needs of our customers.  The specifications provided here are therefore only intended as a guide to the process and the product.


Stage 1 - The plans

From your architect's plans, our in-house timber fame designer will produce specialist drawings for the manufacture of the timber fame.  An independent certified structural engineer would provide calculations.  NHBC or structural certificates are provided as appropriate.


Stage 2 - The package

Stage 3 - Erection

The timber frame will be delivered to site on the pre-arranged date ready for erection.  For clients wishing to erect their own timber frame we will provide guidance.  
If requested, our team of joiners will erect the frame on the prepared foundation.
Our standard service will usually include:

The structure will be complete, ready for the roof covering and the fitting of windows and external doors.  At this point the building will be weather-tight, allowing building work to continue simultaneously inside and out.

A separate price will be quoted for the erection service, which will be tailored to meet your needs.  It will include all of the above and craneage, travel and accommodation as appropriate.


Stage 4 -External joinery
Windows, external doors and glazing in accordance with the client's wishes can be included in the package.  Log cladding or weatherboarding may also be included.

Self-build support 


At Lakeland Timber Frame, we are keen to support the self-builder.  In addition to the timber fame, we have experience of many other aspects of the build, including the installation of underfloor heating, central vacuum and whole house ventilation and heat recovery systems.  We will be happy to discuss your building project with you at any stage and provide constructive advice.