Timber Frame

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12 hours ago

Clayblock Ireland

What is Porotherm? Guarantee for speed, accuracy, efficiency, healthy and comfortable living environment! Don’t waste your time and money to try anything else! Porotherm is a product of Wienerberger, the world's largest clay products manufacturer. Believe what you hear! Contact us now!
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5 days ago

Clayblock Ireland

LAST CALL! This event won’t be effected by weather! If you are thinking of building a new house or extending an existing one, this is your event! Visit one of our projects and get more information about the best, most energy-efficient, 100% natural building material.

- 11am-11.30 Welcome
- 11.30-12.15 Presentation
- 12.15-12.30 live demonstration
- 12.30-13.00 QA

Registration necessary by email.
-Name
-Phone number
-Location
-Type of project

Please email your details to office@clayblock.ie, safety instructions and direction will be sent in reply.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!
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Clayblock versus Timber Frame

Timber Frame Clayblock®
Cost Modern Masonry Alliance typically advise Timber Frame 15% more expensive than equivalent masonry construction.
Fire Specific security measures required with additional insurance. Class A1 rated no extra security measures or additional insurance required.
Thermal mass With low thermal mass due to 75% of walls built-up with insulation, timber frame has a reduced capacity to regulate temperature variations. With more thermal mass, Poroton regulates temperature variations through thermal capacity effects to protect against cold in winter and ensure a comfortable and healthy room in summer.
Upper floor depths Floor zones are generally 500mm in depth. Standard floor zones can be used with the Poroton walling system, typically 360mm, thus reducing 2 No. Brick courses per floor reducing ridge height.
Settlements Compression joints required at all window cill areas and at storey levels. No settlement occurs therefore no extra movement joints
Post completion shrinkage Potential for shrinkage cracks due to timbers drying out. No shrinkage problems occur
Flexibility of design Lengthy lead in time for panel design and manufacture. Changes are difficult to accommodate. Short lead times. Change incorporated with ease during site construction.