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3 bed room
specification (The Larch House):
frame manufactured by Holbrook Timber in Bridgend using FSC
certified timber. 225mm Knauf frame-therm 225mm, 18mm OSB
15mm DWD Board.
Mon Timber, Newport – suppliers
of plywood, timber battens, noggins, skirtings, architraves.
Triple glazed softwood timber
windows manufactured by Bayer of Germany as a certified
Passivhaus window manufacturer. U-values of 0.7 for glazing,
and whole unit U-value of 0.8. Senior executives from this
company travelled to Ebbw Vale to oversee the installation and
conducted an educational work-shop on the process of
manufacture and installation to contractors and design team.
This knowledge along with industry expertise available in the
UK and with huge involvement from the BRE and Wood Knowledge
Wales has resulted in a compliant window specification on the
2 bedroom house (The Lime House) where the windows are sourced
from Welsh manufacturers.
Larch cladding using Welsh
larch (supplied by Pembrokeshire Timber)
Roofing material – Mike
Camilleri & Sons (Sully, Cardiff) – Redland Cambrian
inter-locking reconstituted slate.
Kitchen - Howdens based in
Robert Price, Cardiff;
suppliers of general building materials.
Pears Stairs, Welshpool –
suppliers of staircase
Vast majority of labour, Welsh