Val-U-Therm is based on timber frame - the most widely used structural building method in the world.
The benefits come from a smart integrated building envelope, manufactured in a factory quality controlled environment that minimises waste and provides a cost effective solution.
Fabric First approach
By using a Fabric First approach, an investment in Val-U-Therm wall, roof and floor panels will last for the life of the building, durable for a minimum 60 years - unlike renewables that need continual control by the occupants as well as frequent maintenance and certain replacement during the lifetime of the property. The Val-U-Therm system gives warm, draught-proof homes with a high comfort factor - Fit & Forget.
Val-U-Therm will contribute towards providing solutions for whatever specification is required, be it 'A' rated Energy Performance Certificates, the highest levels of the Code for Sustainable Homes or PassivHaus. With ever changing Building Regulations you can have future proofing at the level you desire. Val-U-Therm offers a practical cost-effective solution to not only meet but surpass these new regulations now.
It is suitable for all types of domestic and commercial architecture, design, external treatment and internal finish.
Thermal Performance Benefits
From extensive testing both internally and using an independent third party, the Lambda value of the Val-U-Therm insulation is 0.025 W/m2K
Factory quality controlled Val-U-Therm injected polyurethane insulation fills every millimetre of every void in the panel.
Val-U-Therm brings significant reductions in space heating energy costs.
Specially developed microcellular technology giving smaller cell size in an improved cell structure - the insulation contains literally billions of bubbles.
Approximately 25% of heat loss can be through thermal bridging. Our thermally modelled energy saving details can give up to a 10% reduction in CO2 emissions compared to "standard" timber frame details.
Third party accredited thermal bridging details / psi values to give Y values of circa 0.03 W/m2K are available.
Environmental and Sustainability Benefits
By far the largest environmental saving is from reduced energy use after construction and during the life of the building using Val-U-Therm panels.
All of the timber in Val-U-Therm comes from renewable sources accredited by FSC and/or PEFC.
Val-U-Therm panels and the constituent timber & polyurethane insulation can be recycled into new products or burned for energy as a substitute fossil fuel at the end of their final service life.
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circa 40% better performance
No gaps or voids left to reduce the thermal performance of the panel.
Below is a thermal model of detail for a wall/floor junction.