Saving energy with timber frame construction

Summary

The advantages of timber frame construction are briefly discussed, particularly the ability to meet the U-value and airtightness requirements of Parts L, J and F of the revised Building Regulations and Standards introduced in the UK in 2002. Timber structures are responsive, heating quickly and cooling gradually, and additional insulation can be easily added at relatively low cost. Factory production provides good airtightness. Assessment of energy conservation compliance by the elemental, target U-value and carbon index methods is discussed.

Primary author(s): McDonald A

Source: Struct.Eng.

             Vol.81, No.1, 2003, p.18-19

 

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