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Oakworth Homes Limited

Unit D Crown Works,
Rotherham Rd,
S20 1AH

e-mail: enquiries@oakworthhomes.co.uk

Tel: 0870 8500785
Fax: 0560 1157991

Registered in England Number 05794976
VAT No GB 886 3894 53

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Timber Frames Carbon Credentials

There are many advantages to timber frame construction, but probably its best-known quality is its environmental excellence.

Timber frame has long held prime position in the eco-builders hall of fame. Housebuilders, developers and designers all know timber frame is a lot more green than grey...

But did you know:

A typical 100 square metre two-storey detached timber frame home built to the latest Building Regulations contains 5-6 cubic metres more wood than the equivalent masonry house. This means that every timber frame home we build saves about 4 tonnes of carbon dioxide (about the same amount produced by driving 14,000 miles).

If all new houses built in the UK since 1945 had been timber frame, then more than 300 million tonnes of carbon dioxide would have been saved. To put this into context, consider the fact that, at current rates, it will take us another 200 years to achieve this sort of saving using the Governments latest energy regulations for new homes.

A positive contribution to tackling climate change

When designers and developers decide to build with timber frame construction, they make a positive contribution to tackling climate change.

The benefits don't stop at the point of a homes completion on site. Using a standard 140mm stud timber frame system achieves U-values between 0.30 and 0.27 using readily available and standard insulation - and using higher performance insulation and insulating breather membranes can boost these figures even more.

This means significant carbon savings in the homes day to day use, as well as financial benefits from lower running costs.

A timber frame home is a warm, comfortable and safe place in which to live - and what more could you ask from a home that is also helping to reduce our carbon footprint

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