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Products supplied by Green Homes

  • Energy Efficient Timber Frame Structures
  • Modern Design Roof Concepts
  • High Performance Air-tight Wall Panels
  • Prefabricated Floor Cassettes
  • Range of Roof Covering, Insulation and complimentary products
  • Range of Staircases, Pre-hung Door Units, Skirting and Architrave

 Services supplied by Green Homes

  • Consultation process on building your Home
  • Advice on achieving BER Energy Rating
  • Preparation of detailed House Plans
  • Dedicated support throughout Build Process
  • Erecting and supervision of timber frame Structure
  • Issue of Structural Certificate
  • Issue of Energy Rating Certificate

A Rated Houses

Fundamentals for achieving an A Rated Home
Building Fabric - Highly insulated Air-sealed Timber Frame Structure
Energy Source -  Highly efficient space and water heating
Renewables - Energy resources, e.g. Solar panels, Wind energy, Geo-thermal

Benefits

  • Lower Heating Bills
  • Better living environment
  • Protecting your future investment
  • Reduce harmful CO2 Emissions

Benefits of Timber Frame

  • Speed of build (less time on site)
  • Product manufactured in quality controlled environment
  • Suitable for problematic sites such as brown fields with difficult ground conditions (lightweight alternative)
  • Ease of compliance with current building regulations (revised Part L)
  • Easy method of obtaining House of Tomorrow grant
  • Not subject to thermal looping
  • Fast heating response time
  • Higher ratings achievable under new Energy Rating Certificate (January 2007)
  • Flexible design options
  • Allows for simultaneous trades
  • Less settlement and internal cracking (services)

Acoustic Performance
Timber Frame houses rely on a combination of isolation and mass to achieve sound resistance.   
By simply upgrading with an extra layer of plasterboard Timber Homes out perform masonry wall construction.

Fire
All Timber Frame Buildings are designed to meet or exceed the requirements of the building regulations.   The British Research Establishment (BRE) conducted extensive research into various methods of construction and determined that timber structures did not compromise the fire integrity of the dwelling.

Durability of a Timber Frame House
Wood is one of the oldest construction materials known to man, yet its importance in the construction industry is still growing. Timber frame construction dates back as far as the 1800’s.

The minimum design life for all buildings under Irish regulations is 60 years.  Timber frame homes are engineered, designed and manufactured in a quality controlled environment thus comply and by far surpass these regulations.