Timber frame has always led the building industry on a technical level.

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TechVantage™ E

TechVantage™ E is a 140mm panel containing 100mm Rigid Polyurethane Insulation centrally fitted in the panel. The panel has a 9mm OSB outer sheathing with a choice of breathable membranes. Internally, it has a liner of Rigid Polyurethane Insulation – the thickness can vary from 20mm to 120mm, depending on the U-value required. The joints in the liner are taped and additional intelligent membrane is fitted prior to service battens. Plasterboard can then be screwed through the extra insulation or vapour control layer. The extra insulation is on a supply only basis. The traditional timber frame system offers factory-fitted rigid polyurethane insulation with a single frame 140mm panel solution and U-values from 0.23 to 0.09 W/ m²K.

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TechVantage™ S

TechVantage™ S is a 140mm panel with glass mineral wool/any natural breathable insulation that is tightly packed between a sheathing board and a wood fibre board with a choice of breathable membranes. On the inside of the panel, a service batten is fitted to the OSB. TechVantage™ S is based on a single panel system with U-values ranging from 0.24 to 0.10 W/ m²K.  The external claddings can vary from traditional masonry to lightweight claddings renders.

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TechVantage™ T 

TechVantage™ T is constructed using two 90mm studs with a 90mm separation, fully fitted with glass mineral wool/any natural breathable insulation. The insulation is tightly packed between a sheathing board and a wood fibre board to improve airtightness levels with a choice of breathable membranes, achieving U-values ranging from 0.13 to 0.09 W/ m²K and thermal bridging.  This system runs with a twin stud solution, allowing it to vastly reduce the timber fraction content of the wall solution to improve the overall performance of the build. The external claddings can vary from traditional masonry to lightweight claddings renders and even cedar shingles.

Timber frame has always led the building industry on a technical level.

It is naturally airtight and offers improved thermal performance, while also allowing for additional technology to be incorporated into the timber components. Using timber frame technology can help self-builders to achieve excellent energy efficiency, environmental best practice and a cosy, long-lasting home.

One of the things that sets Frame Technologies apart is that we offer different technology options, which can cater for individual requirements. Frame Technologies’ TechVantage™ Systems are at the forefront of structurally insulated panel technology, delivering exceptional energy-efficient building envelopes.

All three of our TechVantage™ Systems have the capability of exceeding Building Regulations to deliver Passivhaus performance, if the brief demands it. The range includes a super insulated panel system (Tech E), a super insulated breathable closed panel system (Tech S), and a super insulated breathable twin frame panel system (Tech T).

The lower the U-value, the better the insulation, and our insulation solutions can achieve between 0.30 and less than 0.09 W/ m²K, meeting the minimum required U-value of 0.30 W/ m²K in external walls of new build homes. Our insulation solutions can also comply with any Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) and calculation requirements.

Recently, we’ve seen an increase in people looking for natural insulation. While it has always been of interest, it has become much more popular, as products are more readily available. It is possible to have a breathable wall timber frame along with glasswool or other natural insulations and still achieve low U-values, as long as there is an increased wall thickness – people are using the latest twin stud systems, which are achieving incredible 0.09 U-values.

Our breathable closed panel systems are manufactured in a precision-controlled factory environment to ensure high-performance thermal insulation and exceptional U-values.

Achieve excellent energy efficiency, environmental best practice and a cosy, long-lasting home