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Timber Frame Buildings

Timber Frame Buildings

Timber frame is one of the oldest forms of construction used throughout the world as the advantages associated with this superb material are unparalleled. Modern sustainable timber frame house construction has evolved somewhat in recent years with the improvement of building regulations and energy efficiency requirements. Advances in both insulation standards and the introduction of airtight membrane and tapes has resulted in a superior quality build method for the modern domestic home. At PowerwallSBS we champion this quality driven ethos, and take it to the core of our business model with the use of best practice manufacturing policies to deliver super insulated,energy efficient, sustainable timber frame houses.

Strength & Durability: Structural timber such as Glulam and Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) can be precision engineered to rival and surpass the strength of steel and concrete, while at the same time it is far lighter in comparison. The combination of strength and lightweight lends itself to achieve larger span openings and greater design flexibility.

89mm

89mm Wall U-Value 0.18 W/m2K

 

140mm

140mm Wall U-Value 0.15 W/m2K

 

300mm

300mm Passive Twin Stud Wall
U-Value 0.12 W/m2K

Benefits of Timber Construction:

Speed of Construction:

As the majority of the timber frame manufacturing process is executed off site, within the controlled conditions of our partners’s factory workshop, the core structure can be erected within a matter of days. The timber frame can be designed with transport and site location in mind, and therefore tailored to suit specific site conditions and locations prior to manufacture. Off site manufacturing and speed of construction / erection are often considered the most advantageous aspects of the timber frame construction motif, as the knock-on gains include significantly lower labour costs, fewer wet trades on site, and dramatically reduced waste.

Carbon Footprint:

Apart from being a renewable source of material, another advantage of timber frame construction is that is has a much lower embodied energy rating in comparison to concrete and steel, as timber is classified as carbon neutral. Carbon neutral refers to the amount of energy used to process, manufacture and deliver the timber, and how it is offset by the amount of CO2 the timber frame will absorb during it’s lifetime. Timber frame homes also have a significantly higher Building Energy Rating (BER)when compared to masonry built projects. PowerwallSBS Timber Frame only uses timber sourced from sustainably managed forests that are governed and certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).

Life Span:

Timber frame homes have the same life expectancy as a conventional masonry build, that being said it is important to note that in Ireland and the UK insurance companies, building societies and mortgage providers do not distinguish between timber frame and block built homes.

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Kenley
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