Leading timber frame designer, manufacturer and erector Oregon Timber Frame Ltd has adapted its processes to deliver accelerated, energy efficient build programmes for its house builder customers.
Oregon is currently rolling out this new, accelerated system on a project in Edinburgh where it is building several show houses for a major client and will be able to deliver a saving of between six to nine weeks on the client’s standard build schedules.
Sales and Marketing Director Elaine Wilson explains:
“For many years, by its very nature, timber frame has been the ideal construction method to use when a fabric first route is wanted, delivering well-documented energy efficiency advantages in terms of low U-values, air-tightness and thermal performance.
“But while energy efficiency continues to be vital, the recent improvement in available credit for mortgages and the introduction of Help to Buy means that speed of build is once more king in terms of house builder’s profitability. We recognized this early in the year and by working closely with key customers we developed an accelerated, cost-neutral build process which is contributing significantly to performance on site and speed to marketplace – without compromising on quality of product.”
This maintenance of product quality means timber frame continues to be ideally placed to help developers meet new and improved energy efficiency targets.
Ms Wilson says:
“At Oregon we see the recent introduction of FEE as a positive step as it encourages the use of a high performance fabric first approach, which we at Oregon have been delivering for years through our OregonIP™ insulated panel system.”