Support for Self-Builders and Small Developers

Support for Self-Builders and Small Developers

Support for Self-Builders and Small Developers

We can help you build the home you want to build

Whether it’s your first time building your own home and you need a helping hand or you are experienced but want a timber frame company that will meet your requirements on time and on budget, SilvaFrame staff have experience and management skills that will deliver beyond your expectations.

SilvaFrame design, engineer and build beautiful bespoke timber frame houses for self builders and independent property developers. We offer a range of Timber Frame Wall Panel options and with u values ranging from 0.13 to 0.28, suited to all budgets and requirements.

Timber Frame Design Specialists, Manufacturers & Erectors

SilvaFrame has already established itself as one of the leading independent timber frame companies in the south of England. The combination of more than 85 years collective experience in house building and knowledge of the building industry has allowed the business to grow rapidly and successfully. SilvaFrame's team have an excellent track record of delivering high quality carpentry and construction services in Southampton, Winchester, Basingstoke, Andover, Chichester, Poole and across Hampshire, Berkshire and Surrey.

Silvaframe offers the complete package from design to installation

Our main objective is to offer all of our clients a professional and personal service, irrespective of how large or small the project being undertaken may be.

SilvaFrame provides a complete service from design to construction underpinned by our trademark attention to detail. Smaller structures often do not require planning consent (however we always recommend you contact your local planning authority to check that your design falls within the permitted regulations, particularly with respect to size).

SilvaFrame also designs and constructs attractive feature trusses - exposed roof trusses that offer a cost-effective way to add a eye-catching architectural feature to an interior space, for example in open-plan contemporary buildings.

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Planning Permission (PP)

Typically, timber frame structures are looked upon more favourably by local authorities when submitting applications for planning permission. Being a renewable and sustainable building medium, which meets the current emissions and low carbon guidelines in conjunction with SAP ratings etc, timber frame homes generally offer the best solution to meet your construction requirements / planning consent, while reducing environmental impact.

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Call SilvaFrame to discuss your timber frame requirements and receive a free quotation

To discuss your timber frame requirements please contact Silvaframe on 02380 331335 or email

Design and Manufacture

Using designers with over 20 years of experience and the latest CAD technology, Silvaframe can rapidly turn your plans into a timber frame design. Our team has a proven track record in designing and engineering.

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Supply and Fit

SilvaFrame Structures Ltd works in partnership with Timber Frame erectors, SC4 Carpenters Ltd, to provide a high quality supply and fit service for its timber frame products.

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Find out more about the services offered by our partner company SC4 Carpenters Ltd.

Timber Frame Panels

Our panel products come as standard fitted with non-reflective membrane TF200 or TF200 thermo (reflective). Banding is then applied indicating the stud positions for fitting stainless steel brick ties or battening to receive the outer skin of your choice.

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The Old Smithy

SilvaFrame's clients Mr & Mrs Almond were delighted with the speed of our SilvaStandard Plus timberframe production and installation and are enjoying the benefits of a well insulated home.

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Jim & Yvonne' New 5 Bed Home

Rapid progress of timber frame enabled us to move into our wonderful new home within 10 months.

July 2015  

Winchcombe Cottage

After 40 years happily living in Winchcombe Cottage we realised the time had come for an upgrade.

After reviewing options we concluded that rebuilding was better than attempting repair. Used to living in a wooden house we were keen to accept a replacement based on modern, energy efficient, timber frame construction, such as that offered by SilvaFrame Structures in collaboration with SC4 Carpenters Ltd, who designed, project managed and built the house.

SC4 dealt with the design, planning consent and construction, carrying out timberframe erect, carpentry, roof tiling, kitchen and window fitting, as well as project managing demolition, ground works, mechancial and electrical, including photovoltaics and a pellet-based biomass boiler feeding under floor heating.

In spite of adverse winter weather that delayed completion of the groundworks, once started, the main timber frame structure was delivered and erected in just one day, and was waterproof within a matter of weeks, enabling rapid progress to be made on the interior.

We were able to move back in within 10 months of the demolition of the old house. Designed to fit the original footprint and keeping the main features, including basement and attic, we felt at home at once and continue to appreciate all the energy saving benefits.