MBC Timber Frame opens new Gloucester factory
MBC Timber Frame Ltd has announced the opening of its new manufacturing and design premises at Quedgeley Court, Gloucester. The company told Passive House Plus that it has the capacity to manufacture 50,000 to 60,000 square metres of passive housing per year at the new facility.
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MBC’s Timber Frame’s Joe Blair told Passive House Plus that its timber frame wall system can deliver U-values from 0.20 W/m2K right down to 0.10. “Most of our passive house clients opt for a 0.12 U-value twin-wall and 0.10 U-Value roof system,” he said. “In our factory we fit the Propassiv airtight passive-certified OSB board, and once on site we pump Warmcel into the wall and roof cavities.”
He added: “MBC was formed in 2002 in Ireland, where we recognised there was a move towards energy efficiency. In 2007 we built our first passive house in Tipperary, Ireland and in 2011 we sold our first passive house in the UK. Since then we have concentrated our efforts on the passive house market in the UK.”
“With the ever-growing demand for passive housing I took the decision early this year to open a manufacturing and design facility in Gloucester so that we could provide a more efficient service to our client base in the UK,” Joe Blair added.
For more information see www.mbctimberframe.co.uk
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