Insulating timber-framed construction
Timber frame methods of building offer many benefits in the way of fast-track and off-site construction. However, timber, although treated, is vulnerable to rot and needs to be kept in a warm, dry environment.
1. Bad construction may lead to rot
For complete peace of mind even treated timber needs to be kept in a dry environment.
Poor detailing and bad construction may lead to water penetration of the facade, which if allowed to reach the timber frame, may result in rot and at worst, structural failure.
3. No benefit by insulating outside the cavity
The NHBC recommend and require that a ventilated and drained cavity be installed between the cladding system and the timber frame. The ventilation helps control the moisture levels of the timber. As the cavity is ventilated, there is no benefit gained by insulating outside of the cavity.
Solution with the following Weber products
A high performance, multi-coat render system, incorporating glassfibre meshcloth