Energy Efficiency (Fabric First Fit & Forget)
Insulation is crucial to any domestic energy efficient home. Modern building regulations dictate high levels and improved standards of insulation. This is critical to reducing heating bills, less fuel consumption and improved climate care. Timber is a naturally insulating material and, combined with additional insulation can give U-values as low as 0.09 W/m2K.
Factory-fitted insulation now comes as standard in our drive to help our customers achieve the best possible rating for their building and optimise overall build efficiency. If your project demands, we can supply your timber technology components and insulation separately for onsite build.
Frame TechnologiesTM carefully consider the sustainability of all of the materials we use. The traditional (non-natural) insulation materials we supply have been selected to be as eco-friendly as possible by sourcing locally and choosing manufacturers with a high awareness of their responsibilities to the environment.
We have many insulation options available but speak to us and we will help you find your optimum solution.
Mineral Wool (Glass or Stone) – this delivers zero rated Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) and the structure of the finished product allows the rolls to be highly compressed when packed, reducing the amount of transport required. Both glass wool and rock wool have a Global Warming Potential (GWP) of less than 5 and an A1 Fire Rating. Options include onsite fitting by Frame Technologies or supply only.
Sheep’s Wool, Hemp and Wood Fibre – these natural products are sustainable, renewable and safe to handle without specialist equipment. We supply standard sized rolls making installation quick and easy. All products are breathable, will naturally regulate moisture and temperature and have zero Global Warming Potential (GWP). Supply only option available.
Recycled Paper – made from recycled newspapers, we install recycled paper insulation by spraying or blowing it onto walls or into cavities. This method reduces the potential for gaps and will provide excellent airtightness. This option has a zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) and a negative Global Warming Potential (GWP) and will require onsite fitting by Frame TechnologiesTM.
Rigid Urethane with Foil Facings – manufactured locally, less than 10 miles from the Frame TechnologiesTM site, the manufacturing process produces no CFCs or HCFCs and delivers zero rated Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP). Options include factory fitted or supply only.