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Definition of timber-frame in English:


Denoting a house or other structure having a wooden frame: a timber-framed manor house
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  • Century Homes, one of Ireland's leading suppliers of timber-frame houses, now provides an American ranch house option for buyers.
  • This is due in part to people's desire to adapt houses to the intemperate climate and to Scotland's historic links with Scandinavia - home of the timber-frame house favoured by self-builders.
  • Working in the timber industry during the past eight years had brought me closer to the concept of timber-frame housing.


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Pre-prepared sections of wood used for building a house: the use of timber-frame in house-building quadrupled in the 1970s
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  • The lower floor, which contains all the main living areas, is load-bearing block clad with Tyrone brick, while upstairs is timber-frame.
  • This leaves us with timber-frame, Bell's preferred method.


Pronunciation: /ˈtɪmbəfreɪmd/
Example sentences
  • After carrying out research and development work last year, the business is starting to take off with the timber-framed lodges now based at several sites locally, and hopes are high for further orders.
  • The timber-framed two-storey building has a reclaimed slate roof, double-glazed windows and heavily insulated floors and ceiling.
  • Some of the materials used in the timber-framed building will be recycled, including 300 millimetres of newspaper insulation in the walls.
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  • Little Hall (open, as the headquarters of the Suffolk Preservation Society), which has been stripped to reveal a Tudor shop front, hints at the likely quality of the hidden timber-framing.
  • The ground floor of this court was built of stone, while the upper levels, corresponding to the principal apartments on the first floor, were of timber-framing designed to hold the stucco reliefs.
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