History

Swedish Timber homes were introduced in 1945. Over 4,000 were built by 1951.

These homes were built with a timber frame, with timber boarding internally and externally.

Illustration by Graham Siddons, Structherm

The characteristics of a Swedish Timber home include:-

  • Chalet bungalows and 2-storey semi-detached and terraced houses.
  • Steep pitch gable roof covered with concrete tiles, bituminous felt tiles, slates or timber shingles.
  • External walls of storey height vertical timber boards throughout.
  • Chalet bungalows and some houses have steep pitch roof extension to gable and pitched canopy over front door supported on timber posts.
  • Some houses have bay windows.

Homes Built

Built Between

Areas of Concern

  • Localised decay of timber board cladding. 
  • Decay of bargeboards.
  • Decay of porch posts at foot.
  • Localised decay of timber sole plates.
  • Condensation in roof space.
  • Poor fire separation in roof space.
  • Risk of interstitial condensation.

Our Approach

With any project, the first step is always a structural survey.

Once this has been carried out, our technical team are in the perfect position to advise on the right system for the project.

With our Charnwood project, Liverpool Mutual Homes (LMH) worked with us deliver a Structherm EWI refurbishment scheme.

The system was installed with a hard wearing dry dash aggregate, with brick-effect render adding contrast panels below the windowsills. This ensured the properties are aesthetically pleasing and of a modern appearance.

Our work on Swedish Timber homes:

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