Housebuilder – Facing the Future


imber frame is a another key MMC component that can help with the expected new standards. The Structural Timber Association is working with the Future Homes Hub to find out what can be achieved. STA director Andrew Orriss explains: “The STA has been working with FHH working groups to provide the government with data on how far they can push the fabric of a building from 2025 regulation changes on energy conservation. The outcome of the working group was the presentation of six contender specifications with different U values. “Each specification was selected on the basis of certain criteria; required to be supported with fire testing data, already available with the industry capable of supplying at scale, the wall thickness to be as thin as possible and required to address the impact of cold bridging.”…

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