The 'Smart' Solution to Off-Site Construction ...

The Evolution of Timber Frame ...

Thinking out of the box and not trying to force traditional methods to work, we worked on a whole new way of building using variations on a theme and offering a solution that really does provide a practical way of delivering buildings to site and that look like traditional buildings when finished.

We derived EvoFrame following 30 years in the construction industry, using that vast experience to come up with a solution that works. From the very onset of the concept, we threw out all of the current methods and preconceived ideas and started again, with a clean sheet of paper, with nothing to complicate the thinking process. Much like an industrial design process, the basis of EvoFrame started with establishing the boundaries and limitations to ensure the finished product was practical. From logistical restrictions, through structural and building regulation requirements to aesthetic considerations, the blank canvas slowly turned into a recognised solution.

Form follows Logistics ...

Size and handability limitations dictated the overall sizes of the modules and from that a self-supporting structure was born along with a way of delivering that structure to site using standard handling equipment. Searches across the world indicated that nobody else had thought of this and with the aid of our patent attorney, we formally lodged a patent application for the worldwide IP of EvoFrame.

With the basis of an industrial solution on paper, we then went on to explore the optimum solutions that our concept would deliver. This involved many months of design and research & development with pre-production proto-types proving we had found a good solution.

We started using outside component manufacturers and quickly realised that relying on ‘others’ would upset the natural flow of the manufacturing process. We made some design changes in order to facilitate improved component manufacture and brought the process in-house, where all of our components have now been designed to be made easily and within our factory. Relying on ourselves had to be the best way forward.

Make no mistake, this is a large product. We also needed to deal with designing component assembly into the overall process and through design, we have achieved a maximised production sequence that makes best use of space, operatives and time. In a pure time & motion situation, EvoFrame has an optimum solution designed and built within, ensuring the most efficient cost benefits.

A new way to build ...

From concept to finished product, EvoFrame has gone through an enormous process of optimising every avenue in providing a realistic solution to off-site construction. From paper to site, and all of the lateral considerations effecting that path, the final result is one that can be easily controlled through its full evolution. Built in quality ensures long term quality.

With all of the thinking that has gone into EvoFrame, we believe we have a real off-site solution to offer the construction industry.

EvoFrame, the evolution of timber frame, says it all, not just another head-banging exercise, but an evolutionary solution to a given problem.

Off-Site Construction, an inevitability ...

We believe that off-site construction is an inevitability, a certainty which will eliminate the many issues associated with builders; ie; costs, time, materials, labour and weather difficulties. In a factory, we can control time & motion to produce a far quicker, cheaper and better quality product. In effect, we have taken ‘building’ to an ‘industrial design’ level and have included all the benefits of manufacturing a product as opposed to building a building.

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The Benefits ...

  • Safer
    Vastly less exposure to site dangers
  • Faster
    Very fast turnaround
  • Less Risk
    Greatly improves Risk Assessments
  • Better Quality
    Factory controlled workmanship
  • Low Weather Delays
    Little effect due to inclement weather

The Facts ...

  • Clear un-restricted usable Space
    Unrestricted lengths
    Clear internal spans
    No load-bearing internal walls
  • Factory Manufactured
    Exacting quality
    Controlled tolerances
    Factory completed as standard
  • Easily Transported
    No wide-load requirements
    Transported on standard fixed-axle lorries or trailers
    Can be transported along all UK roads to reach all building sites
  • Self-Supporting Modules
    Portal structural design
    No further structural needs
    Engineered to be strong & rigid
  • Easily Lifted into Place
    Standard Hiab cranes
    Standard mobile cranes
    Telehandler & forklift trucks
  • Fast Site Installation
    Easily placed and simply ‘zipped’ together
  • Instantly Weathertight
    Delivered ready for roof tiles / slates
  • No Scaffolding
    Only requires mobile towers and/or roofing edge-guards
  • No Builders
    No physical construction, just finishing trades
  • No Hassle
    Takes the difficulty away

Providing Homes Quickly ...

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