Aiming for Extreme Energy Efficiency
After years of investment in trusted machinery from AutoRIM – Hennecke, Scotframe – one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of timber frame
structures – has expanded the Val-U-Therm® brand to push home energy efficiency and heating comfort to impressive new performance levels.
Scotframe Val-U-Therm® is a hybrid timber frame and structural insulated panels (SIPS) technology. This ‘best of both worlds’ approach uses the structural principle of a timber frame design consisting of a fully supporting frame, which is reinforced on both sides with OSB boards. Unlike SIPS – and unique to Val-U-Therm® – the thermal insulation is then factory-injected directly in to each of the panel voids where it foams and expands to completely fill every part of the panel. This means that the subsequent timber frame construction achieves very high levels of thermal
performance and energy efficiency with comparatively low wall thicknesses.
The roof and floor components are manufactured according to the same principle.