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Framing gives F.R.E.D.S Timberframe the structure for success – and an ambitious TV project

As a young, ambitious company, F.R.E.D.S Timberframe is always looking for smart, design-led ways to create timber-framed structures for residential homes and commercial developments. And technology plays a key role in its excellent reputation.

In 2020, F.R.E.D.S revolutionised its design and production capabilities by investing in a state-of-the-art JJ Smith automatic crosscut saw and digital Framing software by Elecosoft. Integrating leading-edge machinery with sophisticated, agile software has enabled F.R.E.D.S to shorten lead times and reduce material wastage, while pushing the boundaries of timber-frame architecture. It even used Framing software to develop a custom-shaped structure for the UK’s first fully-inclusive surf school, constructed by BBC television show, DIY SOS.

Dominic Sauro, Designer at F.R.E.D.S explains:

“We keep growing and growing, and if we want to continue this way, Framing software needs to be a long-term part of our business! It’s streamlined our schedules, increased the accuracy of our products and helped us to sell more frames.”

The biggest game-changer for F.R.E.D.S has been the introduction of automatic notching capabilities. Unlike other factories, which manually mark and cut every piece of timber, F.R.E.D.S uses the Framing software to machine-cut grooves into the timber where the panels are joined together.

“Very few people in the UK use the same approach as us, so to have a notching system this impressive sets us apart from everyone else. Every client that comes into our showroom falls in love with our notching system, especially how accurate it is!”

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