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Ireland’s Largest Ever Cantilevered Insulated Foundation

By |2023-04-06T13:26:25+00:00April 6th, 2023|Construction|

A contemporary timber frame home built in Co. Tipperary alongside one of Ireland’s top renowned architects – all designed, engineered, manufactured & installed by the Timber Frame Ireland team. The client choose our popular Eco Package laid on Ireland’s largest ever Passive Insulated Foundation footprint, featuring a unique cantilever – another first for this

Build Airtight, Ventilate Right – The How To Guide

By |2023-04-06T13:19:03+00:00April 6th, 2023|Construction|

Around 15% of the total heat produced is lost through drafts. This represents an enormous amount of heat loss in a well-insulated home. In a well-insulated build, air leakage can also condensate causing moisture within the walls during the winter. Air leakage is driven by differing air pressures across the build’s envelope. This pressure

Timber Frame Vs Block – 17 Reasons NOT to Build Block in 2023!

By |2023-06-27T11:31:06+00:00April 6th, 2023|Construction|

Like a lot of people in Ireland, you probably still think block is superior to timber frame. Fair statement? Simply because it’s what you’re used to – right? Wrong! Needless to say, every company is going to boast it’s superiority in one way or another. The only difference is, we’re here to tell you

Timber Frame V ICF – Which Performs Better?

By |2023-04-06T13:04:24+00:00April 6th, 2023|Construction|

We’ve working alongside many renowned architects, surveyors, engineers, electricians, plumbers, banks and insurance companies who all recommend timber frame as their preferred building method. It takes just one Google search of “leaking ICF build” to see why despite being around for many years, ICF has not taken off. There are too many unanswered concerns,

The Truth About Timber Frame – Busting the Myths!

By |2023-04-06T13:06:37+00:00April 5th, 2023|Construction|

Despite the many benefits of timber frame houses, there are still some diehard block builders who will refuse to accept that timber frame construction is the way forward. In light of the immense response to timber frame following Part L and now nZEB (Near Zero Energy Building), we’re here to bust the myths!

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