Dreading or delaying your latest DIY project? Let Quick & Quality Constructions lend a helping hand.
In addition to steel frame renovations and additions, we offer a range of small-scale wood and steel Carpentry services to the greater Sydney area. We would love to assist you with a time and cost effective solution for those DIY projects that you could never quite find the time to “do yourself”.
Structural Timber Framing
We can help you out, creating timber framing for your dream home or your extension. Using carefully selected materials, we ensure the structure is sturdy, durable and will withstand the harsh environmental changes Sydney likes to throw at it. While framing may sound relatively easy, it a fundamental step in any construction as it is the fitting together of pieces to give a structure support and shape. Whether you intend to use wood or steel frames, it is always beneficial and highly recommended to have an experienced tradesmen on site at the early stages of construction.
This period is vital for ensuring a successful end result, and to avoid having to spend more money down the track to fix your mistakes.
Quick & Quality Constructions can take the weight off your shoulders and ensure the job is done right the first time. Our tradesmen have a wealth of knowledge and years of experience in Carpentry work in Sydney and surrounding areas. They are meticulous in their work and ensure accurately built, tightly framed walls.
Why install a timber frame?
The popularity of the platform framing style of light frame construction in Sydney means that councils, architects, builders and other tradespeople are familiar and comfortable with timber frames, making their jobs easier and less complicated. Timber frames are for this reason often the easiest option, as a house built using the platform framing style is more familiar to builders and is less likely to go wrong. Timber is an excellent building material as it is cheap, light and strong, requiring minimal labour to install relatively quickly. A timber frame also allows you to choose from numerous external wall cladding options.
How are timber frames constructed?
Timber can be used to create a house frame using a number of different methods. In Australia, platform framing is by far the most common. In this construction method, planks of timber (known as studs), are attached at a perpendicular angle to other pieces of timber that lie across their tops and bottoms (wall plates). A strong but flexible material (such as plywood or oriented strand board) is then attached to the studs on their external side. This sheath helps to give the frame structural stability.
Struts fitted diagonally between studs will also enhance the strength of the building. This arrangement of studs, plates, sheath and struts is constructed lying flat on the ground. Once the house’s foundations are prepared, the frame is erected and fixed into place. From this point, the ceiling joists and roof rafters are attached. Plumbing, wiring, insulation, floors and internal and external wall materials are then added to the frame, and so on until the house is complete.
To us, carpentry is more than a trade – it’s a craft. We don’t believe in cutting costs by using inferior materials. We search out only the best quality timbers from reputable suppliers and if we can’t find a specific timber element you need, we’ll make it ourselves from scratch. Our carpenters have exceptional attention to detail and take the time to make sure every job is completed to perfection because our work is your investment.