Planning, design and construction services for developers, self-builders and homeowners

Marina

Figura has used timber frame construction since 1975.

Our timber frames are a hybrid of Post and Beam and Prefabricated Panel Construction. This is designed to create a house which has all the feeling of heavy timber construction while keeping the cost to a minimum.

Timber framing allows us to create better insulated houses than other forms of construction. This means that more windows are possible and the interiors are much lighter.

Our structures are also much stronger than more conventional buildings. This enables us to be more daring with the design, using cantilevers and wrapping windows around the corners of the house. We can, therefore, easily create houses which range from Vernacular to Contemporary in style.
We can also make large holes within the structure to create impressive vertical spaces, which unify the house interior and promote family life. We do not create little boxes.

Figura designs houses using a grid system, which enables us to create individual houses, adapted to a client’s needs or to the constraints of the site, without substantially increasing the cost.

The structure is designed to accept a wide range of exterior materials, so that each building can be adapted to fit into its local neighbourhood and create a harmonious community, rather than a monotonous estate.

A Vernacular House on the Welsh Borders