SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS AND FRAMEWORKS
We provide sustainable eco buildings and structures using natural roundwood timber, for anyone who wants to build in a low impact way.
Ty Pren are passionate about sustainable construction. We believe buildings should not only be beautiful to look out, and fit into the landscape, but be ethically sourced, and carbon neutral. We combine tried and tested traditional building techniques, using both roundwood and square timber frames, with engineering innovation. This results in pioneering eco buildings that are sustainable throughout their lifecycle.
Timber Frame Design and Consultancy
While we can join projects at any stage we often work with our clients from the outset, at the inception period. We provide practical and inspiring design input, to plan buildings that are not just stunning, but feasible too. We also have substantial expertise in local planning, and offer advice on consultancy to help ensure your project gets the go ahead, Once the design and planning are agreed we’ll get to work manufacturing your bespoke timber frame.
Roundwood Timber Frame From Locally Sourced Woodland
We only use wood sourced from our privately managed woodland in Ceredigion, Wales. While this woodland was once entirely pine, since our involvement it is now mixed with areas of broadleaf, to improve biodiversity. We use European Larch and Douglas Fir for timber construction. We fabricate all timber frames on site from hand, using hand tools. Every beam, joist, and joint, is handcrafted to the mm to meet exact design specifications.
Roundwood Timber Frames are Carbon Neutral and Architecturally Beautiful
Using timber as a construction material has both aesthetic and ecological advantages. The trees suck up c02 from the atmosphere as they grow, this carbon is then locked into the timber frame for its entire lifecycle. As importantly wood is a natural material, and is aesthetically pleasing and reassuring. This is why wood is such a popular material with architects and self builders alike.
Timber Frame Construction Is Cost Effective and Efficient
While it requires a lot of skill to design and build a timber frame building, timber frame constructions are quick to erect with minimal need for groundworks. The building is then made watertight in short order. This keeps labour costs to a bare minimum, and timber frames are also a cheaper material to procure and source, with lower associated transportation and labour costs. In short timber frame buildings cost less and are quicker to build than non-traditional buildings that use steel and breezeblock, for example.
Timber Frame Construction for One Planet Development
If you are looking to build a home under Wales’ One Planet Development Scheme then Ty Pren has a proven track record of success in designing and building homes. No matter how far along your One Planet Development journey that you are we will be more than happy to offer you a free consultation, and low cost design, to ensure your home gets built by us, on time, budget, and to specification.
Brilliant and Beautiful Eco Buildings
Ty Pren builds homes, eco tourism destinations, galleries, visitor centres, roundhouses, garden offices, and more. To see and learn more about our projects visit our gallery. And our social media pages
Get In Touch
If you are considering timber frame construction, or any kind of eco building project, then please get in touch with us today by phoning Jamie- or using the contact form. We’d really love to hear from you.
LOW IMPACT MATERIALS
we only use, natural, non-toxic, and recyclable materials which are kind to the environment
SUSTAINABLY SOURCED TIMBER
all of our roundwood frames are made from locally sourced Larch and Douglas Fir
TRADITIONAL TOOLS & METHODS
we're among the UK's leading experts in building with traditional hand tools and techniques
CARBON NEUTRAL BUILDINGS
our ecological building materials and processes leave no carbon footprint
Design and build in
harmony with nature
WORK WITH US
Consultation, design, project planning, and roundwood timber frame construction services that enable you to create your dream building.
Whether you’re looking to learn the skills required to build the project yourself, or you want our team to work alongside you, we can help.