Target timber frames chosen for passive housing development

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Target timber frames chosen for passive housing development

Gwent Properties, a highly reputable developer of modern, fully electric and energy-efficient houses, has chosen Target Timber Systems for a new passive housing project at their Thorntons Quarry development in Ebbw Vale in Wales.

The new development comprises 47 new 3 and 4-bedroom timber frame homes that offer A-rated energy efficiency thanks to high-quality ventilation and heat pump technology, triple-glazed windows, and of course, Target’s premium quality timber frame systems that deliver the highest levels of insulation.

Why are timber frames ideal for eco-friendly property developments?

Timber frame is the natural choice for any type of eco-friendly property development not only because it is a renewal material but also because of the cost-savings during and after construction.

Here are some of the many reasons why Target’s timber frames are chosen for sustainable building projects:

  • Our timber frames are made from sustainably sourced timber with a full chain of custody certification
  • At least two trees are replanted for every tree harvested to ensure a continuous sustainable crop
  • Timber has locked in carbon and 77% of the energy used to produce it comes from recovered wood and residues
  • Timber frame buildings reduce energy bills because they stay naturally warm during winter and cooler during summer
  • Our custom-made insulted closed panels premium insulation levels – u-values to 0.17 W/m2/K that are Part L compliant and come with an LABC Warranty and Premier Guarantee
  • Timber frame buildings are quicker to erect than traditional methods and are unaffected by weather conditions, ensuring that projects are delivered on time
  • An entire timber frame house fully erected in less than a week.

The rapid speed of build and resulting cost-savings is a key reason why timber frame buildings are now commonplace in every sector of the housing market from starter homes to mansions and small and large apartment blocks.

Timber frames are also widely used to develop commercial buildings including offices, school buildings, hotels, healthcare facilities, nursing homes and many more.

Take a look at some of our other recent projects.

If you are looking to build a sustainable, eco-friendly property, please get in touch with our timber frame experts.