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Timber Frame Houses & Timber Frame Engineering

Rainford Timber Engineering has many years of experience in timber frame houses manufacturing supplying both the construction industry plus the individual self builder. At Rainford Timber, custom timber frame houses are designed and manufactured to their client’s specification, from their architect’s plans. Timber frame construction is an ideal method of construction for the majority of domestic dwellings because the overall project is completed much quicker than a conventional build, therefore the project costs and supervision times are reduced considerably.

The Rainford Timber design, engineering and onsite construction teams are ready to meet the challenges of delivering your construction project on time, economically and to a high standard of quality.

Timber frame has become a modern method of construction in the UK over last 20 years, however more houses have been built around the world in timber frame than any other method.

Popular Method

Timber frame is considered a ‘modern method of construction’ and as the UK housing shortage becomes increasingly in the public focus this fascinating system of building is becoming mainstream for both large and small projects.

Design Flexibility

Modular components are designed and prefabricated into panels in a controlled environment, offering strict quality control, including CATG markings. This means that once delivered to site, projects are completed much quicker than conventional builds, keeping costs lower and supervision times reduced.




Although timber frame has only become a mainstream construction method in the UK in the last 20 years, throughout the developed world more houses have been built in timber frame than any other method.

It is the main house-building method in the United States, Canada and Scandinavia.
The timber frame package includes the inner structural leaf of the external wall, all the internal walls, the floors and floor boarding, and a structural timber roof comprising roof trusses, attic trusses, or a traditional timber cut roof – depending on the design of the building. All this is designed, manufactured if factory and erected on site by one of our highly trained fixing teams.

In addition to this we supply a detailed design package including calculations and certification for building control, NHBC and other certifying bodies.

  • The benefits of timber frame are firmly established throughout the world, offering a fast, eco-friendly highly insulated solution to a modern method of construction
  • Compared to traditional build, site times are significantly reduced using our timber frame system, cutting site prelim costs and offering a realistic project budget costing
  • Once the structure is assembled and the roofer has felt and battened, the building is semi watertight and inside trades can move in, even if the weather is too bad for the bricklayer to complete the outside façade
  • Our system can be constructed on top of an existing building, a common example being apartments above a car park / shops. The lower level being built traditionally followed by a concrete transfer slab with our timber frame above
  • Our highly experienced team work with the client, the Architect and Structural Engineer to ensure a successful project

Timber is recognised as the most environmentally friendly building material used in modern construction.

It is both renewable and beneficial to the environment through the growing process.

Timber is bio degradable, non-toxic, recyclable and is sourced from well managed forests where harvested trees are replaced by newly planted saplings.

Compared to other building materials such as steel and concrete, timber is much kinder to the environment in terms of CO2 emissions and sustainability.


RTE is committed to healthy and safe working conditions for all our staff, contractors and other third party personnel and strives for a safe working environment at all times; in our factory and on every building site. We believe that the health and safety of our employees is of the utmost importance and those of any client, sub contractor and the public.

As far as is reasonably practical, all RTE operations will be carried out with health and safety uppermost in our minds in order to protect our employees and the communities they operate within. All RTE employees are encouraged to adopt safe working practices and ensure their own safety and those of others are paramount in their day by day activities.

To help ensure we provide safe and healthy working conditions we will commit adequate resources, training and further information; to ensure continual improvement in our business and meet our Health and Safety targets.

The Directors of RTE will review Health and Safety policies and working procedures yearly and will ensure all new legislative regulations are incorporated into our working practices and will communicate all changes to our work force.

RTE are committed to ensure the highest standards of Health and Safety in the Design, Manufacture and Erection of Timber Frame panels, Eco Joists and Truss products we produce at our specifically designed manufacturing facility.

RTE employ appropriately qualified and experienced personnel to fulfil our obligations to all Health and Safety regulations and procedures (NEBOSH). Incorporating Risk assessments, Method Statements, Construction Design and Manufacture (CDM), Manual Handling, Safe systems of work, Noise, Working at height, Crane plans and Equipment.



Rainford Timber Co Ltd
Water Street
Bamber Bridge

General Enquiries:
Tel: 01772 802 500

Or Email:
or jay@rainfordtimber.co.uk

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