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Advantages of the ECO BUILD

ECO BUILD Wood and Steel Frames can be manufactured at any location with minimum facilities.

Adjustments to ECO BUILD  Frames lengths are easily made.

ECO BUILD Frames are easy to handle and economical to transport.

All ECO BUILD Frames are straight and uniform in size, despite variations in timber size, because they are manufactured on a straight edge jig.

Easy joining makes it possible to produce any length.

Curves can be built into ECO BUILD Frames.

ECO BUILD Frames can be "pre-stressed" by routing a groove in the bottom chord and tensioning a cable placed in the groove.

Both lattice and timber can be painted or varnished to achieve a pleasant effect.

Top and bottom chords can be of different sizes or different timber species.

If a "solid beam" appearance is required, the ECO BUILD can be boxed.

The ECO BUILD Frames allow for services and ventilation to be installed in walls, ceilings and under floors.

Bent or warped timber chords will be straightened in the assembly process.

Bolts can be used through top and bottom chords of the ECO BUILD Frames.

Rectangular timber chords can be used on either of their two dimensions to produce ECO BUILD Frames of different stress qualities.

The use of ECO BUILD Frames typically saves two thirds of the timber used in a classic timber frame construction.


ECO BUILD Frames have enormous industrial and commercial application. A “box” of beams is easily shuttered from the outside by simply stapling shutter boards to the battens. Reinforced steel is easily tied to the lattice, facilitating a "post and beam" construction for larger buildings. The system is particularly suited for the construction of halls, factories, churches, clinics, etc.

Sand bag buildings.

The sand bag building method consists of ECO BUILD Frames  as studs between sand filled polyester bags dry stacked to form a

wall system. The wall is completed with sand – cement plaster stone or cladding boards externally and internally

The sand bag building method consists of ECO BUILD Frames as studs between sand filled polyester bags dry stacked

 to form a wall system.  The wall is completed with sand – cement plaster, stone or cladding boards externally and internally.


The building system begins with conventional concrete footings and foundation brickwork, or with sand bagged footings depending on local

topography and founding material. The floor may be conventional concrete, or sand bagged with screed over,or timber floor boards on timber joists.

The superstructure is built in what is termed “modified timber frame construction”, and consists of vertical ECO BUILD Frames approximately one meter apart to form the stud work with sand bags roughly 300 mm by 200 mm by 100 mm packed neatly in between. The external and internal wall surfaces are clad with plaster or planks laid ship-lap, the completed wall system, providing acoustic and thermal insulation, wind and impact resistance. Window and door frames are incorporated as in conventional timber frame building, and the roof construction may be of beams and rafters or trusses supporting sheeting or tiles.