System3DBuildings constructed using Styroframe are:

Warm and economical
  • Super-insulated – much better than current building standards, with a U-value of 0.1 W/m2K if required
  • Airtight – the construction method ensures air tightness, providing enhanced comfort levels and energy efficiency. A whole house ventilation system provides clean, filtered and pre-warmed air
  • Concrete construction provides thermal mass. Improved comfort levels and small temperature fluctuations
  • Build to PassivHaus Standards to dramatically reduce the requirement for space heating and cooling. See our PassivHaus page for further information
Quiet and strong
  • High mass ensures good acoustic performanceBinfield001
  • Strength – The composite structure is resistant to extreme climate and physical damage
  • Built quickly resulting in less disturbance on and around the site
Cost effective

  • Construction costs – are the same or lower than other methods; typically £260/m2 (of floor area) for the walls and floor/roof slab, £370/m2 for the complete erected weathered-in shell to PassivHaus standards
  • Speed of construction – Quickly erected using semi-skilled labour. Addresses skill shortage
  • Self-supporting – Walls require no temporary support with floor formwork in place
  • 100mm concrete cavity provides a significant saving in the quantity of concrete usedand the speed of placement. Other cavity sizes are available if required
  • Off-site production – Pre-fabrication cuts construction time, cost and waste
  • Low running costs – Future benefits as fuel costs increase
  • Future proof – meets proposed increased standards
Eco friendly – See Environmental issues
  • A+ Green Guide Rating for StyroFrame external wall panels. See Certification for further details
  • Expanded polystyrene insulation (EPS) is A+ rated in the BRE Green Guide to Specification
  • EPS has a Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) and Global Warming Potential (GWP) of Zero
  • Concrete is environmentally sustainable
  • Super-insulation ensures low energy use therefore reduced CO2 emissions
  • The most efficient use is made of all components – They fulfil more than one function.
  • No waste. Off-site manufacture ensures no on-site waste.

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