Lightweight Timber Frame Construction

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cover of Lightweight Timber Frame Construction, a Knowledge Sheet from TDUK

Lightweight Timber Frame Construction

Date Published

1 November 2023

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Edinburgh Napier University
cover of Lightweight Timber Frame Construction, a Knowledge Sheet from TDUK

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Summary

Lightweight timber frame uses studs, rails, walls and joists in combination with structural sheeting to form a structural frame of wall, floor, and roof elements, transmitting vertical and horizontal loads to foundations.

It is sustainable, has excellent thermal and acoustic performance, and high durability. Learn more in this essential Timber Knowledge Sheet.