Front cover of the latest Grand Designs Magazine features a recent project of ours – striking design and proud to have been involved!
“To be honest, I wasn’t looking to do a self-build initially,” said Dave. “We looked at a number of properties, nothing top of the range, just something I could improve to our own desires, and when we found somewhere, we couldn’t get the planning permission for the changes we wanted to make, so we demolished it, and started from scratch.
It is actually one of the smallest jobs Timber Innovations has done, and our role in it was relatively peripheral. But we were happy to help, we liked what Paul was seeking to achieve, and the finished product is fantastic.
This year Timber Innovations has a bigger and better stand than ever before, and we will be exhibiting alongside our partners from Wyckham Blackwell, the timber engineering solutions experts, and Keylite, a major player in supply of roof windows.
Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS) are a method of construction that have actually been around for some time – indeed, SIPs are popular in the United States, where they have been in use for over half a century. But then, they do say that what starts off as a good idea in the USA inevitably finds its way to the UK once it takes off on the other side of the Atlantic.
An advanced method of construction, SIPs offer excellent thermal performance, light-weight structural strength. SIPs use less timber than traditional timber frame and are one of the most economical and eco-friendly forms of construction.
We did it as part of a self-build project we were involved with, the with idea to compare the installation of Actis Hybris’ installation and performance with that of traditional PIR board, and with the blessing of our client. We have done this because we are always looking to give Timber Innovations’ customers the very best in installation and value.
As the end of one school year draws to a close, the start of a new one cannot come quick enough for the staff at a new childcare facility that opens for the people of Cwm, in Gwent, this September.
The ‘Buds to Blossoms – Flying Start’ childcare setting will be based at a modern, new premises, developed by Cardiff based Willis Construction, with the support of us at Timber Innovations.
This is the third home we are involved in of the first ten being built – one of which is approaching completion, and is SIPs construction, another we supplied the floor joists for, and the latest one, like the first, is a complete superstructure, but using timber frame as its method of construction.