Our next six jobs to go to site illustrate the breadth of timber frame specifications we are able to offer our clients, as well as the diversity of jobs we are involved with…
This week we are erecting the second straw bale building at Yeotown Retreat Centre in Snapper, a village near Barnstaple. This building, with 400mm thick external wall panels will provide en suite accommodation for the retreat centre’s guests. Also this week, we will be erecting a small single storey extension to a property in Kingsteignton; due to site access constraints this frame will be a 140mm open panel system. We will however, be supplying the clients with insulation and other materials to help with the finishing of the build.
Next out of the yard will be a bungalow located near Tintagel. This is a 140mm closed panel system that features two new specification options. We are now offering clients a closed panel system where in addition to the external wall panels, the internal wall panels are also fully insulated and boarded on both faces of the stud work, with the electrical conduits and back boxes fitted in our factory. This system is proving popular with clients who are looking to reduce the amount of work required on site. The second new feature with this frame is the inclusion of Photon 33 as the internal membrane – this insulated membrane, combined with mineral wool insulation, batts between the studs allowing us to produce a 140mm panel that provides a U value of 0.17.
Also going to site, in the week commencing 26th October, will be a 235mm open frame system. This frame will be erected between existing steel frames, which formed the structure of a redundant barn on a farm near Tiverton. Planning for this new home was granted under the Permitted Development Rules, whereby old farm buildings can be converted into housing so long as the original dimensions of the barn are not altered in any way. This will be the third project of this kind that we have been involved with in as many months! We are also contracted to supply frames for two other such developments before the end of the year; one in Mid Devon and the second in Gloucestershire.
We are then going to be erecting the last in a five-house development in Lapford; as with the previous four properties, the frame will be a 235mm closed panel system. This will be followed by a contract for nine houses in Kingsteignton, where the frame will have insulated external wall panels.
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Six jobs, six different specifications – this illustrates the flexibility we offer our clients, it really is All Timber Frames!