Here at Modern Timber Frame we offer a complete and comprehensive self build service.  Our team of experts have over 20 years of experience in design, manufacture and erecting timber frame houses not only here in Ireland but in the UK an Northern Ireland and in this time we have helped hundreds of self builders to achieve their dream home / extension.

  • Step 1. is to contact Modern Timber Frame, so we can discuss all options open to you.
  • Step 2. Submit your architectural plans to Modern Timber Frame for pricing. We will revert back asap with a complete quotation based on the information given.
  • Step 3. Once we have agreed a contract, we will then move onto the next stage, design process.


Project Management

Once a contract has been agreed with Modern Timber Frame, we will assign a contract manager who will advise on all aspects of your build and will also develop a bespoke management template for your build to help ensure your project is on time and on budget.


The architects 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 on.  At this stage we will issue a base plan for installation of the sub-structure.

It is key that the sub-structure accurately matches the base plans supplied.


Once all plans have been revised and signed off, Modern Timber Frame 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 that the base is correct but that scaffolding is in place and their 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 regulations before handing over to the client / contractor.