This workshop follows on from research undertaken by Beacon which found that timber framing forms, on average, over 34% of a wall. This is much higher than the 14% – 18% framing content generally assumed by both regulators and the industry.
The more timber framing, the less insulation – and the poorer the thermal performance.
This workshop focuses on exploring pragmatic and buildable framing solutions for New Zealand which result in a radical improvement to the thermal envelope.
What solutions can be found to improve the performance of New Zealand’s new build housing?
Are there modifications to current building techniques or promising construction techniques which are practical and buildable?
Can they be adapted as an acceptable solution, and adoptable under current building code compliance pathways?
Join other stakeholders and experts in the residential construction industry to collaborate on possible solutions.