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Timber Framing | Sydney Timber Frame Construction

When it comes to our timber frames, we prioritise your convenience and long-term satisfaction. Our timber frame house kits are delivered ready for installation, accompanied by clear instructions and layouts to ensure a hassle-free assembly process.

  • 25 Year Guarantee against Termites
  • Designed to perfection using Mitek 2020 software & manufacturing equipment ensuring precision & structural integrity
  • Assembled to a high quality exceeding Australian standards through the use of mechanically graded timber
  • H2 Termite Proof Treated Pine or Non-Treated Plantation Radiata Pine available
  • Delivered to your site ready to install with clear instructions & layouts

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    Timber Framing Experts Trusted Across Sydney Since 1996


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    Timber Options Available

    Termite-proof treated pine

    Termite-resistant treated pine refers to a variety of pine timber that has undergone a preservation procedure to safeguard it against termite infestation. This preservation method entails saturating the timber with a chemical solution known for its toxicity to termites.

    Sustainable non-treated plantation radiata pine

    Sustainable, untreated plantation radiata pine is a timber variety cultivated in eco-friendly, responsibly managed plantations, free from any chemical treatments. It stands as a more environmentally conscious choice compared to treated pine.

    25-Year Guarantee Against Termite Damage

    Our deep commitment to providing long-lasting termite protection is exemplified by our exclusive 25-year guarantee against termite damage. To uphold this guarantee, we use H2 Blue Pine Treated Timber for all our timber frames. H2 blue pine is highly regarded for its strong resistance to termites and borers. This resilience is achieved through a meticulous treatment process that involves the application of synthetic pyrethrin, a water-based coating. This coating essentially creates a formidable barrier, making the timber unappetising and impenetrable to termites and other wood-boring pests.

    The water-based coating not only provides exceptional protection against termites but also stands as an environmentally preferable choice compared to many other treatment methods. This means that while we aim for termite protection, we also prioritise the well-being of our environment, ensuring a sustainable and durable solution for your timber framing needs.

    Renewable, All-Natural Alternative Available

    If you prefer an all-natural approach, we also offer the option of constructing timber framing with Radiata Pine. While this timber’s origins trace back to northern California, it has been successfully cultivated and grown in Australia, with a notable presence in Tasmania over the years. It stands out as a softwood variety that boasts ease of workability, making it a popular choice for various applications in timber framing, flooring, and beam construction.

    It’s worth noting that Radiata pine, by its natural composition, isn’t inherently resistant to termites. However, a significant advantage of this timber is its amenability to treatment with termite-resistant chemicals when needed. This adaptability allows us to boost its termite resistance, ensuring longevity. Radiata pine, as an all-natural and readily available durable material, offers an excellent balance of versatility and affordability for your timber framing needs.

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    Perfectly Designed Timber Frames

    We use MiTek 20/20 software to design and execute the perfect timber frames for your home or other structure.

    Using this software allows us to create 3D models of your home or project which allows us to precisely plan the size and shape of your timber frames. It also gives a very clear idea of how much building material/timber we will need and can help the builder understand where every stud is located and how loads are distributed throughout the structure.

    Ready-To-Assemble Timber Framing Solutions

    There are two framing systems when building timber-framed homes.
    The more common one is called platform framing. This involves choosing timber and fitting pieces of wood (studs) together on top of and below other pieces of wood (wall plates). Builders use structural facings made of strong and flexible material, like plywood or oriented strand board (OSB), on the outside of these studs and add diagonal struts.
    Once the wooden frame is put together on the ground, it can be lifted up and placed on the foundations. After that, the builders attach the ceiling joists and roof rafters, add utilities, and finish the floors and walls. The wooden frame gets its support from things like piers, piles, posts, stud walls, dwarf brick walls, or perimeter masonry walls, making sure the house is strong and steady.

    The more convenient way to build timber framed structures is through our ready-to-assemble timber framing system. After we create 3D models of your home or project, we prepare the timber framing components off-site and send them to the construction site complete with everything needed to complete the assembly. We include a clear and thorough manual and layout to help the builders put the frames together.

    You can trust that our timbers meet all of the current Australian standards and that our timber frames are designed to reduce installation time, labour costs, and cleanup.

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    The Benefits of Timber Framing

    Since timber framing is made of trees/wood, the material itself is non-toxic. Timber is safe for carpenters and builders to work with and there are no health risks for the homeowner after it is installed.

    In Australia, there are regulations that ensure the source of most timber used in home construction and framing is ethically and sustainably sourced. Trueform works hard to abide by these standards. If you ever want to investigate and verify the source of your timber framing, there are resources online you can use:

    One of the features of timber that helps make it a ‘sustainable’ source for home-building is that half of the dry weight of timber is carbon. This is carbon captured from the environment and stored naturally. In addition to carbon storage, timber has the lowest Embodied Energy Rating of all of the major building materials used by builders. Embodied energy is a calculation of the amount of energy consumed to produce the final product. Since timber is sourced from a tree and is literally grown rather than refined (like steel), it requires a very small investment of energy to produce the final product.

    Choosing to have a timber-framed house is a more cost-effective option. While a steel frame can provide more stability to a structure and is obviously termite-resistant, the raw materials and resources that go into making steel beams and steel frames make it a very expensive and non-sustainable option.

    Another advantage of a traditional timber frame is that it makes a good insulator – it can help keep a home warm or cool. Lightweight framed construction, like timber framing, is suitable for homes in hot and humid climate zones. Timber is not a conductor of heat which gives it a low R-value (thermal resistance rating), acting as a thermal bridge. Since it doesn’t absorb or radiate heat at a significant level, it is great at helping keep the temperature stable in timber-framed houses.

    Builders and carpenters generally choose to work with timber because it is affordable, easy to source, and reliable. Timber is more versatile to work with on-site as well. If something in the plan changes and adjustments to the timber wall frames are necessary, this can be achieved much more easily than if the frames use steel or other more inflexible material.

    Timber Framing Experts – Trusted Across Sydney for 25+ Years

    Trueform Frames & Trusses was established in 1996 by Bill & Sadie Twitchen. They wanted the name ‘Trueform’ to reflect their vision for the business: integrity, honesty, trust & quality.

    We remain a locally owned & family-run business which includes people who have worked with us since the business was established. Our team is passionate, committed, honest, trustworthy, highly trained and experienced, and dedicated to providing quality products and outstanding customer service.

    We provide Timber Framing to:

    Hills District

    Baulkham Hills, Box Hill, Castle Hill, Gables, Kellyville, Rouse Hill

    South West Sydney

    Campbelltown, Ingleburn, Leumeah, Macquarie Fields, Minto

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