There are many advantages to Timber Frame construction, but probably its best-known quality is its environmental excellence. Timber Frame has long held prime position in the eco-builders hall of fame. Housebuilders, developers and designers all know Timber Frame is a lot more green than grey.
For example, a typical 100 square metre two-storey detached Timber Frame home built to the latest Building Regulations contains 5-6 cubic metres more wood than the equivalent masonry house. This means that every Timber Frame home we build saves about 4 tonnes of carbon dioxide (about the same amount produced by driving 14,000 miles). If all new houses built in the UK since 1945 had been Timber Frame, then more than 300 million tonnes of carbon dioxide would have been saved. To put this into context, consider the fact that, at current rates, it will take us another 200 years to achieve this sort of saving using the Governments latest energy regulations for new homes. When designers and developers decide to build with Timber Frame construction, they make a positive contribution to tackling climate change. The benefits dont stop at the point of a homes completion on site. Using a standard 140mm stud Timber Frame system achieves U-values between 0.30 and 0.27 using readily available and standard insulation - and using higher performance insulation and insulating breather membranes can boost these figures even more. This means significant carbon savings in the homes day to day use, as well as financial benefits from lower running costs.
A Timber Frame home is a warm, comfortable and safe place in which to live - and what more could you ask from a home that is also helping to reduce our carbon footprint. A thriving Timber Frame industry means the need for well run, sustainably managed forests, full of trees that soak up carbon dioxide within their core and keep it locked inside.
All our timber frame buildings are supplied complete with all of the materials you need to complete the job...
Generally 38x140mm ELS studs at 600 C/C with OSB sheathing.
Steico-engineered I-beam floor joists cut to size at centres to engineer's details.
Sub-floors to apartments and Egger resin-impregnated floorboards to houses.
Supplied and erected in accordance with architect's and engineer's details.
All fixings necessary to erect the timber frame structure in accordance with engineer's details.
Kingspan TW55 insulation supplied and fixed to external walls.
Supplied and factory-fixed where possible to ensure your building is secure and weathertight as quickly as possible.
All internal load-bearing and non-load-bearing partitions supplied and erected.
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