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Timber Framing | Sydney Timber Frame Construction

  • 25 year guarantee against termites on our high quality T2 treated pine timber frames
  • All timber frames designed to perfection using Mitek 2020 software & manufacturing equipment
  • Our timber frames are perfectly cut & assembled to a high quality exceeding Australian standards
  • Mechanically graded timber is used ensuring predictable performance
  • 2 options available:
    •  H2 termite proof treated pine
    •  Renewable, reliable & natural non-treated plantation radiata pine
  • Timber frames are delivered to site ready to install with clear instructions & layouts

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    Our high quality T2 Treated pine carries a 25 year guarantee against termites

    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 experiences, and dedicated to providing quality products and outstanding customer service.

    25 Year Guarantee Against Termite Damage

    For guaranteed termite protection we use H2 Blue Pine Treated Timber for our timber frames. H2 blue pine is termite and borer resistant as it has been treated with a synthetic pyrethrin. This is a water-based coating that surrounds the timber creating a barrier making it unappetising to termites and other borers.

    Blue pine has been treated with synthetic pyrethroids to resist borers and termites. The treatment is usually water-based, and better for the environment than many other treatments.

    Renewable, All-Natural Timber Framing Alternative Available

    If you’d like to go the all-natural route, we can also build timber framing with Radiata Pine. This timber is originally from northern California but has been planted and cultivated in Australia for years – especially Tasmania. Radiata pine is a soft wood that is easy to work with and widely used for framing, flooring and beams.

    Radiata pine is not termite resistant but can be easily treated with termite resistant chemicals if necessary.

    It is a great, versatile and affordable all-natural timber framing option.

    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 to precisely plan the size and shape of your timber frames. It also gives a very clear idea of how much material / timber we will need and can help the builder understand where every stud is located and how loads are distributed throughout the structure.

    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 product the final product.

    Choosing timber as the material for your frames is a more cost-effective option than steel. While steel can provide more stability to a structure and is obviously termite-resistant, the resources that go into making steel beams and frames make it very expensive and a non-sustainable option.

    Another advantage of timber framing is that it makes a good insulator – it can help keep a home warm or cool. Timber is not a conductor of heat which gives it a low R-Value (thermal resistance rating). Since timber doesn’t absorb or radiate heat at a significant level, it is great at helping keep the temperature stable in homes.

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

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