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ECOBuilder-Specifiers Journal spring2018

Scotframe are one of the

Scotframe are one of the longest established timber frame manufacturers in the UK and supply more timber frame kit packages to Self Builders than any other manufacturer. Over the past 28 years they have built an enviable reputation for supplying innovative high quality products and excellent customer service levels which have kept them very much at the forefront of the industry. Customers can either select from the Scotframe comprehensive ranges of house styles, encompassing everything from compact bungalows to generously proportioned family homes all of which can be customised to suit their lifestyle requirements, or, as they do for many of our customers, they will be happy to prepare a tailor made package to match the design and specifications from a customers own bespoke architectural drawings. Scotframe manufacture Val-U- Therm PLUS® a unique family of advanced, closed panel, factory insulated, high thermal performance wall, roof and floor systems. Val-U- Therm PLUS® provides a winning solution along with extremely low U values and exceptional air tightness making it ideally suited to all forms of build projects. The thermal efficiency of timber frame is legendary, and Val-U-Therm PLUS® ensures properties that are very comfortable and require a lot less energy to heat. They provide their customers with a unique package service, not only for coordinating the manufacture and delivery of the timber frame structure, but also the supply of windows, external doors, insulation, plasterboard, stairs, internal door sets, architrave, skirtings and finishings - the complete package. Scothaus Scothaus – owned and manufactured by Scotframe is an innovative, proven, off-site closed panel system. Wall panels, floor and roof cassettes, with windows and external doors are factory fitted. The system is engineered to deliver outstanding thermal performance. Our in-house design and technical team tends to every detail of your home, to ensure your complete satisfaction throughout. Scotframe Case Study – Millbank, Udny near Aberdeen This contemporary timber frame house was designed and built to be energy efficient and airtight. whilst being mindful that these factors don’t influence design and final appearance of the house. This includes working together to create the design SAP with a target of achieving a minimum of 94% energy efficiency to ensure an A rating. Scotframe, who supplied the Val-U-Therm PLUS® timber frame kit package for the build ran various design SAP scenarios until the desired rating was achieved with budget. This 255m 2 house was completed in just 13 weeks – from bare plot to fully completed house with landscaped gardens. It achieved a 99% as built EPC and 0.5 air changes per hour. It was constructed using Scotframes Val-U-Therm PLUS® factury insulated closed panel walls and roof with a posi-joist cassette floor. The key benefits come from Val-U-Therm PLUS® being an energy efficient system with high thermal performance brought together in an integrated building envelope and manufactured in a factory quality controlled environment that minimises waste and provides a cost effective solution. Val-U-Therm PLUS® contributes towards providing solutions for whatever specification is required, be it ‘A’ rated Energy Performance Certificates, the highest levels of the Code for Sustainable Homes or PassivHaus. With ever changing Building Regulations you can have future proofing at the level you desire. Val-U- Therm PLUS® offers a practical cost-effective solution to not only meet but surpass these new regulations now. This project was completed within time and on budget and exceeded the customers’ expectations in terms of energy efficiency and airtightness. By using a timber frame closed panel system such as class leading Val-U-Therm PLUS® they were able to erect the kit to a wind and water tight stage in just 5 days.

In a class of its own Val-U-Therm PLUS ensures space heating energy costs can be dramatically reduced whilst giving class leading speed of construction, extremely low U values and exceptional air tightness. AIRTIGHTNESS THERMAL PERFORMANCE ENERGY EFFICIENCY SPEED OF CONSTRUCTION www.scotframetimberengineering.co.uk

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