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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.