Timber Engineering Europe
SECURITY WITH TIMBER ENGINEERING EUROPE
Why working with us is RISK FREE
Because of our many years experience in this industry we know how to avoid all the problems
and potholes that you could meet during the planning, design and construction of your
new home. Here we explain how you are protected by us whether you choose:
- Self build route
- Project managed route
- Turnkey route
has an on-going responsibility to you for the building design.
Our chartered engineers
are responsible for the whole life of the Timber Frame
Our designers are responsible
for the panel/roof design.
are responsible to you for a 5 period and a defect guarantee is in
place for this period.
All the above hold PI
(Professional Indemnity) insurance against negligence and/or
client claim, so any future problems - you are covered.
to this, Timber Engineering Europe
have arranged with a leading
insurance provider registered at Lloyds in London to supply a
TEN YEAR Building defect warranty (Decennial)
This only applies to Buildings that contain a Timber Engineering Europe super-structure and
the building has been overseen by us during construction. This warranty covers the whole
completed building and is only available thorough us. Our decennial is the equivalent to
the NHBC and Zurich policies issued in the UK.
It is extremely unlikely
that any faults will occur in your new home, because of the
safeguards built into engineered construction, prior to commencement. For example, all
designs are undertaken using licensed stand alone computer software which means that if
the design is accepted by the programme, then the building will be correct.
All components are made off-site and checked and tested in the factory prior to dispatch to
Several site progress inspections and a final sign off are required for the timber frame
part of the project, and as all the load-bearing and structural elements are incorporated
into the timber frame package, little else can go wrong, and in order to make sure it
doesn't, your architect conducts inspections at regular intervals and so does the appointed
inspector from the Building Defect Warranty suppliers.
Timber Engineering Europe also make regular site visits to monitor progress and are always
on hand to discuss any issues arising with your appointed builder. The main cause of site
problems is the clients need to alter or change the agreed designs - this can be very costly
as a minor change can affect windows, lintels, brick courses and load bearing capacities,
not to mention kitchen layouts etc. Even a small alteration of the design or layout can
result in the project having to go back to the architects and engineers for a re-design
and not only is this expensive and time consuming, it does not build a good relationship
with your builder. Language difficulties and misunderstandings are common so it pays to
deal with Timber Engineering Europe who will appoint a bi-lingual contact who is normally
a qualified and practicing architect or contracts manager from within our own organization,
who understands Modern Methods of Construction and even more important - what is required
by local building control departments and under the local building codes.
Building your home is a pleasurable experience and should not be spoiled by petty arguments
with the builders, and this is avoided by communication and agreement, BEFORE you start.
Problems (we call them "situations we need to address") will still arise, of course they
will, but they are ALL easy to resolve if attended to immediately and this is where our
vast experience kicks in. In more than 40 years in the industry the writer has built
hundreds of properties in different countries, and problems always have a habit of
popping up - only to be promptly resolved. If this article has made you consider the
possibility of building abroad, but not answered all your questions, feel free to contact
us and we will supply any information you require, without obligation and completely
free of charge.