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Sub assemblies and components in partnership with Woods of Wales. Using Ty Unnos system and Welsh timber (spruce). Aim to develop sustainable Welsh timber industry.

  • The project is the first multi-unit housing scheme to be built in Wales using this type of volumetric construction approach and the first to be delivered using Welsh timber manufactured in Wales.
  • The project is the first Local Authority led housing scheme to combine Welsh timber and volumetric construction, and is the product of a unique innovative approach taken by the key development personnel within the Local Authority in recognising the potential of local Welsh supply chains.
  • The construction approach combines a robust engineered homegrown timber box section frame, capable of offering superior stiffness and stability than stick built timber frame, with twin wall framing elements to provide a high thermal performance fabric with reduced thermal bridging. Non-petrochemical derived insulations are combined with airtight products to provide exceptional thermal performance whilst delivering a vapour open thermal fabric.  Critically the stability and robustness of the construction approach, in manufacture, transit and construction is generated fully from timber-based components rather than the typical volumetric industry reliance on steel.  Low embodied carbon timber solutions have been sought throughout.