||The next generation is Future Frame!
|At this stage everyone in the industry knows the benefit of Timber Frame. Ktf have
developed a new product called Future Frame that takes this technology a step further.
Future Frame is a semi closed panel. It merges all the advantages of open panel and closed
panel systems. Most of the material is factory fitted but you still have flexibility in relation
to services such as plumbing and electrics.
|What are the advantages of Future Frame?
- Higher BER-Building energy rating.
With new and improved key points as listed below, Future Frame helps to give your home a
better energy rating which will make your home cheaper to run and should help you achieve a
better selling price. (See more about BER on back page)
- Fantastic U Values.
Ktf Future Frame Plus = .20, Ktf Future Frame Elite = .16 Remember! the lower the U-Value the
lower the heat loss. Future Frame U-Value calculations have been calculated by 3 independent
bodies. Copies of these calculations can be obtained from Ktf Housing on request.
(See more about U-Values on back page)
- Air Tight.
Ktf Future Frame is one of the first systems in Ireland to incorporate Air-tightness into the walls
panels as they are made in the factory. This reduces the possibility for mistakes and waste on
site. Ktf Future Frame also incorporates Intello which is a product that acts very well as an air
barrier but will also release vapour from the wall if needed
- Less Cold Bridging.
Cold bridging is where structural elements transfer cold from the outside cold area to the inside
warm area. Cold bridging is an enemy of energy efficiency and has a negative effect on a house
BER-Building Energy Rating (See back page for more details). The lower the Cold Bridging % area in
the wall the better. Future Frame offers around half the Cold Bridging on a standard Timber Frame.
Future Frame Passive has a thermal bridging factor of .02
- Less Work on Site.
The more work that can be done offsite the better for lots of reasons. Because most of the
insulation and air barrier is installed in the factory there is less time wasted on site. When Ktf
Future Frame is delivered the electrician and plumber can get to work almost straight away.
- Higher Quality.
All of the elements that make up Future Frame are carried out in the Ktf state of the art factory.
Work carried out under controlled factory conditions will almost always be of a higher quality
than the work carried out under site conditions and with much less waste.
- Energy Efficient and Sustainable.
Timber itself is a good insulator against the cold. Wood is a renewable resource. We will never
run out of trees! The more wood we use, the more our forests grow, because in Europe we are
committed to planting more trees than we harvest. Every year our forests grow by over 3,500
square miles – equivalent to an area the size of Cyprus. Ktf only source timber from properly
managed forests which are governed by bodies like FSC and PEFC.
- Service Batten Factory Fitted.
When Future Frame is delivered to site the service batten is fitted with the Air Tight barrier fitted
behind. This means the electricians and plumbers can get to work straight away. With Ktf Future
Frame this service area is also insulated which greatly helps the U-Value.