Kit manufacturer and supplier, Scotframe, has introduced a new generation of building products which takes thinking about construction into the ‘Green’ 21st century.
The innovative local company, which has high-tech production centres in Inverurie and Cumbernauld, is now manufacturing Val-U-Therm™, a new type of timber frame building panel with unequalled levels of thermal performance from which a house can be quickly and efficiently erected.
The Val-U-Therm™ panels, crafted from timber from sustainable sources, and saturation-filled with injected polyurethane insulation, have the capacity to cut heating and energy bills to virtually zero.
The entire suite of Val-U-Therm™ products effortlessly exceed all current building standards but they have been engineered to anticipate all likely future regulations – allowing builders, developers and self builders to essentially “future proof” their properties and gain an A-rating in Energy Performance Certificates.
Walls, ground floor and roof panels fit together so perfectly that all cold spots, draughts and warm air leakage are completely eradicated, meaning that the house is close to being hermetically sealed.
Because they are so quick and easy to erect on site, the Val-U-Therm™ panels also slash construction timescales thereby speeding up the entire build programme.
Bob Edwards, Scotframe’s Managing Director, said: “Val-U-Therm™ offers unequalled thermal performance putting it head and shoulders above its competitors and will make a significant contribution to scheduled changes in the construction industry aimed at reducing our impact on the environment and creating more energy efficient homes and commercial properties in the future.”
Mike Cruickshank, Scotframe’s Sales Director, said: “The UK is moving towards a target of zero carbon homes by 2016. The fact is that Scotframe is already there. With Val-U-Therm™, we have moved into another dimension in construction. This product looks ahead to how buildings should be in an ideal world and then proceeds to meet every requirement. We have not only seen the future, we have built it.”