Adept was one of the first companies to extend the design of timber construction above four storeys and actively encourages the development of structural timber as the ideal material for medium rise buildings. We now regularly design apartment buildings of up to seven stories.
Adept regularly works with developers, timber frame manufacturers and architects to provide structural calculations and designs for apartment buildings.
The advantages are clear:
- Speed of construction
- Reduced cost of construction
- Enhanced quality control
- Buildability of the frame
- Greater prefabrication off site
- High levels of safety during construction
- Reduced building load on foundations
The TF2000 research project on a full size six storey timber frame block of flats demonstrated that timber frame is a robust and efficient method of constructing medium rise buildings.