First, we’ll have a chat about your requirements.In today’s technological age, we tend to get many emails asking for more information about our builds, the process, costs and/or specific elements such as planning (this is a very common question). We are more than happy to respond to them –in fact, we pride ourselves in responding to all email queries on the same day we receive them. Responding immediately saves us all time and usually means we can quickly answer your queries and concerns and put to bed any issues so that you can happily move forward to the next stage.However, we will always call you –we’re traditional that way –we want to talk it through with you and start to build that all important relationship.
If we are both in agreement, we will follow up our discussion with a draft quotation. If, after this stage (and, usually, this entails further conversations) you’d like to progress further, We can arrange a free visit and site survey.
The Visit and Site Survey! This visit will enable both parties to better understand the requirements; view the terrain and site and discuss any potential design opportunities and considerations before any further decisions or design work is undertaken and a final quotation produced. We’ll then produce an updated quotation, once the quotation is agreed and deposit paid, we then move onto the design stage.
The architect’s drawings supplied to us will be forwarded onto an independent structural engineer to design all of the structural elements of your Timber Frame home. When this is complete they will furnish us with a complete structural report, with this report our design team will reproduce the architectural plans to incorporate all engineers’ structural elements to suit our Timber Frame system.Once plans have been reproduced, Modern Timber Frame will forward a copy to yourself to sign off. At this stage we will issue a base plan for installation of sub-structure.It is key that the sub-structure accurately matches the base plans supplied.
Once all plans have been revised and signed off, MTF Homes will begin the manufacturing process. Firstly, our design team will generate production drawings and cutting list which will outline a complete list of products required ensuring these are in place ready for panel manufacturing slot. Also, at this stage the engineers structural report will outline what steel is required so it can be ordered and ready for delivery with the kit as with roof trusses if specified.As all elements of manufacturing are in a controlled environment the highest level of accuracy and quality is achieved.Only once all elements of your house are inspected by our quality control team, will it be allowed to go to site.
Before the kit arrives, the site will be inspected by our installation manager, not only to ensure the base is correct but that scaffolding is in place and there is adequate room for lorries and crane to work, also a site health and safety risk assessment survey will be carried out. Once everything is in place, the kit will arrive onsite and be installed by our qualified erecting team. The structure is generally completed in 4-7 days which will allow roofers, block layers and M&E contractors to move on site to complete first fix. At this stage our quality control manager will inspect all aspects of the erected structure to ensure it complies with our structure erection guidelines and that it complies with all regulation before handing over to client / contractor.
We will get in touch, post build: to ensure you’re happy and to be on hand in the unlikely event we should need to address any minor snags on issues. Also, if you require any advice on theremainder of your build.