Future Homes Standard

Whilst a lot of details are yet to be clarified, it does look like the Future Homes Standard will incorporate carbon emission reductions, more stringent air-tightness requirements, and the Fabric Energy Efficiency Standard will be retained leading to lower u-values.  These are all areas that Robinson Manufacturing (RML) can assist with in a simple way – in fact we are already offering solutions that comply.

Timber frame is a naturally well insulated building material, meaning that you can hit lower u-values with thinner overall wall thicknesses when compared to other methods of construction.  This will help achieve lower u-values required by new Part L and help with the reduced carbon emission target. 

In addition, timber frames have an inner vapour control layer, that acts like a big air seal, meaning that air-tightness requirements are straight forward to achieve in timber frame.  Furthermore, as the requirements tighten further towards 2025, with timber frame there is minimal change in the wall build-up meaning that builds are consistent without significant loss of floor area, or bigger footprints.

RML have a range of offsite options including closed panels to help you achieve the upcoming Part L changes as we move towards the Future Homes Standard, and our expert team would be happy to discuss in more detail.  Get in touch to discuss how we can help your next project.

If you have a development project you’d like to talk to our timber frame team about, email sales@rmuk.co.uk or call us on 01933 279597.