Timber Frame and Renewable Heating Technologies
Building regulations for new build homes are becoming far stricter with regards to CO2 emissions. Under new rules, new buildings will have to significantly reduce their CO2 emissions to help the UK deliver its net zero target.
Vision’s naturally thermally efficient timber frames are the perfect solution for limiting your new home’s fuel consumption, domestic CO2 emissions and overall running costs.
Timbers low thermal mass will allow your home to heat up much quicker and stay warmer for longer. In warmer months, the timber will not absorb outside heat, keeping your home at a comfortable temperature.
Combined with reflective insulation that is both easy to install and durable, our prefabricated timber panels save on costly labour (all manufactured off-site!) as well as internal living space with their single skin design (which you can clad in brickwork, render, cladding or tiles).
Below is a drawing of the single skin foundation design to suit external timber frame wall with cladding/render.
Timber frame homes are designed to achieve high performance levels whilst using low levels of energy. Adapting timber into a useable construction material uses much less energy, therefore creating minimal pollution, compared to alternative materials such as steel, concrete and brick.
Vision are PEFC certified members and therefore only use timber from sustainably sourced, well managed forests. Our suppliers are also PEFC registered which involves a yearly auditing service to ensure adherance to all their strict requirements.
With timber leading the way in energy saving for your new home construction, you’ll also be looking to ways of heating your new home. Many customers choose to heat their new timber frame home using a renewable, low carbon system that is sustainable but also cost saving, like an air source heat pump.
Combining energy efficient timber alongside renewable heating systems will ensure your new home is not only saving energy but saving you money.
To find out the environmental and sustainability advantages of time frame please see our Timber Frame Construction – Sustainable & Energy Efficient article. For more information about timber frame in general ses our About Timber Frame Construction and Benefits of Timber Frame pages.
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