Different Construction Methods

The building process that you settle on has an impact on other factors e.g. the speed of the construction work, energy efficiency and the total cost of the construction work. The construction methods in the market are endless, and the process that you will settle on is dependent on the planning, the time frame and the money that you have. Below is a guide to assist in any builders in knowing which construction work to choose from;

Block and brick


Brick and block entail, the outer layer having a brick and the inner layer having a concrete block. The space that is created by the building method that is in between the two layers is then filled for insulative purposes with your preferred material. This makes the bricks and block method a useful method for building ensuring that we have safe homes which have solid walls, that are sufficiently insulated, and homes that are sound proof. Brick and block is also a method that promotes air tightness in the home.

However, the brick and block method is a very slow building process compared to other building methods. It is also an ancient way of building whereby no much expertise is required on a construction site.

Timber frame

The wood frame construction method is a quicker building method than the brick and block process. The timber frame method is a superstructure that supports self-building at home. The timber frame method is suitable for self-builders who have open plan building designs. The timber frame method is then divided into two approaches; closed and open panel systems.

Open Panels systems;

It involves a softwood stud frame which is layered by sheeted timber. The groups are generated depending on the specifications of the house designs. Then after the process of being created the wood is then fit into the house and fixed together to form the house structure.

Closed Panel systems;

The closed panel system is similar to the open group however further to what happens in the open panel system Is that the final panel we have vapor barriers included and plasterboard put in the frame to close the panel.

Structural insulated panels


Structural insulated panels are one of the most energy efficient and profitable methods for anyone who is self-building. The board is made through putting in layers a rigid insulating material in between the outer boards. Many forms of materials can be used for the structural insulated panels one of them being; oriented strand board with an expanded polystyrene.