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Oakworth Homes Limited

Sustainable Building Centre
8 Orgreave Close
Handsworth
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S13 9NP

e-mail: enquiries@oakworthhomes.co.uk
web:
www.oakworthhomes.co.uk

Tel: 0114 288 9554

Registered No: 05794976
VAT No: GB 886 3894 53


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Oakworth Homes UK Timber

 
Eco Timber
 
 
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) label is a sign you are buying wood and paper products from well-managed forests, backed by a rigorous, third-party certification audit.
  The PEFC provides an assurance mechanism to purchasers of wood and paper products that they are promoting the sustainable management of forests.

Timber Frames Carbon Credentials

There are many advantages to timber frame construction, but probably its best-known quality is its environmental excellence. Oakworth Homes has a solid record of responsible environmental commitment and performance, including:

  • Protecting air and water quality near our manufacturing sites.
  • responsibly using energy and wood resources reducing, reusing, and recycling manufacturing and finished product waste materials.
  • collaborating with others by listening to and acting on constructive ideas to demonstrate our commitment.

Timber frame has long held prime position in the eco-builders hall of fame. House builders, developers and designers all know timber frame is a lot more green than grey...


But did you know?

A typical 100 square metre two-storey detached timber frame home built to the latest Building Regulations contains 5-6 cubic metres more wood than the equivalent masonry house. This means that every timber frame home we build saves about 4 tonnes of carbon dioxide (about the same amount produced by driving 14,000 miles).


If all new houses built in the UK since 1945 had been timber frame, then more than 300 million tonnes of carbon dioxide would have been saved. To put this into context, consider the fact that, at current rates, it will take us another 200 years to achieve this sort of saving using the Governments latest energy regulations for new homes.


A positive contribution to tackling climate change?

When designers and developers decide to build with timber frame construction, they make a positive contribution to tackling climate change.

The benefits don't stop at the point of a home's completion on site. Using a standard 140mm stud timber frame system achieves U-values between 0.30 and 0.27 using readily available and standard insulation - and using higher performance insulation and insulating breather membranes can boost these figures even more.


What is a U-value?

The U-value (or U-factor), more correctly called the overall heat transfer coefficient, describes how well a building element conducts heat. It measures the rate of heat transfer through a building element over a given area, under standardised conditions.


This means significant carbon savings in the homes day to day use, as well as financial benefits from lower running costs.


A timber frame home is a warm, comfortable and safe place in which to live - and what more could you ask from a home that is also helping to reduce our carbon footprint. Please browse our website for more information about Oakworth Homes and Timber Framed systems then contact us on 0114 288 9554 to speak to one of our team or e-mail us on enquiries@oakworthhomes.co.uk.

 


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