What is it?
Why use it?
Creating the Plans French,
Homes Additions Trusses,
Roof Systems, Barns, Decks, Gates, Stairs,
Hand Rails, Enclosures, Radiant
Floor Heating, Finish
in Furniture, Timber
Once your frame has been raised on site, the next step is to enclose the frame.
This can be done using stress skin panels or our own built up layered
system. Both offer the exceptional insulation benefits of almost no thermal bridging
like most typical stud wall construction. This ensures that the
timber frame is exposed, and the structural integrity is not
compromised. This allows for a complete shell of insulation with no gaps.
Installing stress skin panels (for further information on stress skin, please click on the Plasti-Fab link in
our contact section) is the best option when time considerations are a factor. All the panels come cut to size with window
and door openings in place. The panels are then craned into position and fixed to the frame.
We also offer our layered system. It consists of a 5/8" inch fire rated drywall (standard homes use
non-fire rated 1/2 inch drywall), 2"x4" studs, closed cell foam insulation, and
1"x4" strapping. The exterior walls can now be applied with
any finishing material.
We offer flexible R-values (insulation). We recommend R20 in the
walls and R40 in the roof. This gives a standard 5 1/2" wall width, while
providing excellent savings on heating and cooling bills. Combined with
our In-Floor Heating, our clients have reported savings of
50% on their energy bills!