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Scotframe Val-U-Therm PLUS® For PassivHaus - Probably the Best U-Value Wall in the World


From the UK’s first PassivHaus for rent - which won a Green Apple Award - to examples that exceed the PassivHaus standard, Scotframe Timber Engineering has been leading the way in energy-efficient building for many years.

A UK market leader in full timber frame packages for new housing and commercial projects, Scotframe exclusively offers the Val-U-Therm PLUS® closed panel building system, which can be used for walls, roofs and floors.  The U-values achieved by Val-U-Therm PLUS® wall panels (0.08 W/m2K) are probably the best in the world.

A key factor in achieving this extraordinary performance is that the insulation is injected in off-site, quality-controlled factory conditions. The foam expands into every nook and cranny, providing a best-in-class BR443 U-value correction factor of zero.

PassivHaus requires the whole building envelope to work in unison – and this is where an integrated building system like Val-U-Therm PLUS® comes into its own, as it offers wall, floor and roof panels that have been thermally engineered to perform as an optimum combination.  As well as excellent thermal insulation performance, details are available to minimise thermal bridging and give excellent airtight fabric levels.

Scotframe’s expertise really shines when it comes to offering buildings which are beautifully designed as well as technically excellent.  The sky really is the limit when it comes to design – so not just boring rectangular boxes, but buildings that tick all the boxes in your clients’ wish lists.

Scotframe homes and buildings are warm and draught-proof in winter, cool and well ventilated in summer, healthy for all the family and enjoy remarkably low energy bills. Scotframe Val-U-Therm PLUS® allows the construction of typical family homes that can cost less than £95 a year to heat.

The Scotframe Val-U-Therm® building system was originally launched in 2011 and has been used in over 8,500 homes with an excellent track record. It has been independently accredited by the British Board of Agrément, including verification of structural, fire and thermal performance, condensation risk, sound insulation and durability. It also has its own BBA Certificate 17/5421.

It is accepted by financial institutions, NHBC, Premier Guarantee and Checkmate - the panels have a 60-year minimum service life (twice the mortgage cycle). 

So for a high quality, energy efficient, green and beautifully designed PassivHaus home – think Scotframe Val-U-Therm PLUS®.

Scotframe Timber Engineering and Val-U-Therm are proud to be part of the Saint Gobain Group of Companies.

To read the complete article from MMC Magazine June 2018 - click here.

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