Thursday, 27 December 2012

House planning help Podcast

The house planning help Podcast #3 features an interview with Pat Wilkinson of Touchwood Homes talking about low energy houses in general, and why we believe in the passivhaus standard. Find out more at;

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Touchwood self builder's air tight frame

Usually we would design, supply and erect the air tight timber frame for your new home. For dedicated self builders we can also design and supply only, allowing you to put your own house up. For this setup we would be on site for the unload and then provide a few days training with plans  delivered allowing you to carry on the build with your team. A client based in Sussex recently installed a Touchwood frame this way and commented:

'The Touchwood system provided a robust long term air tight layer for the frame, and installing it was a strightforward task - although more complex areas around dormers were more time consuming'. Richard, Sussex.

If you are a self builder wishing to put your own frame up, please get in touch - we can design, engineer and supply the complete frame. Often client's prefer us to put the frame up with them organising the follow on trades, though if you prefer to put it up yourself that is fine - Richard's project, achieving an airtight result of 0.3 ac/h demonstrates the effectiveness of this approach.

Monday, 17 December 2012

A Touchwood designed and supplied air tight frame in Sussex which was put up by the client himself has just had an air tightness test, and achieved a result of 0.3 ac/h @50Pa. This is a result few in the industry achieve, for a self builder to do this shows the dedication his team has put into the build, along with the effectiveness of our air tight detailing built into our frames.

We can design and supply air tight frames for any client who wishes to put the house up themselves, or our team can erect the frame for you if preferred.

See below for images of this exciting self build project.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Visit Touchwood at the Home Building and Renovation show in Birmingham!

NEC 2013

Touchwood will be exhibiting at the National Homebuilding and Renovation show at the NEC in Birmingham. We look forward to seeing you there!