one of the first timber frame specialist in the UK to secure an NHBC Accepts mark for its Valutherm+ build system

July 2021
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Scotframe became one of the first timber frame specialist in the UK to secure an NHBC Accepts mark for its Valutherm+ build system – we speak with Greg Watson, the firm’s Technical Manager to find out more.

“To be accepted by NHBC Accepts, we had to submit detailed and robust technical information about our Valutherm+ build system which was comprehensively reviewed by the NHBC team against their standards.

“It was a very thorough process which we completed in at the start of 2021.

“By securing NHBC Accepts we are able to demonstrate to industry colleagues and customers that our systems have been comprehensively reviewed by third party construction and insurance experts and found to be of the highest standard.

“Our pioneering ‘closed’ panel system can be used to efficiently construct all types of housing – private and social -  as well as commercial properties, including schools, hospitals and hotels. 

“The panels are constructed from a precisely-engineered ‘sandwich ‘of sheathing boards, performance membranes and high performance factory-injected insulation. They provide high thermal performance and excellent airtightness in a robust and versatile build system.

“Scotland leads the way in timber frame construction, with 83% of new build homes in Scotland using timber frame, compared to just 23% in England. However, the market share for timber construction in England is rising and we believe that the NHBC Accepts accreditation will support its growth across England over the coming months and years as the sector continues to bounce back from the pandemic."

Working with NHBC

“We have enjoyed working with the NHBC Accepts team since the turn of the year and would thoroughly recommend the acceptance scheme to other manufacturers and suppliers.”

NHBC Accepts

Our comprehensive review service for innovative systems is the fast-track route for acceptance of these systems for use in homes covered by all NHBC warranty and insurance policies.

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Technical disclaimer

NHBC Accepts is not an independent accreditation scheme or any form of performance guarantee and third parties should engage with the relevant manufacturer on performance of their product. No documentation, information and advice relating to NHBC Accepts may be adapted, disclosed, or distributed to any third party. NHBC Services Ltd accepts no duty of care and assumes no responsibility to any third party. Any third party who chooses to rely upon an NHBC Accepts certificate (or any documentation, information and advice relating to the NHBC Accepts service) shall do so entirely at their own risk and NHBC Services Ltd accepts no duty of care or liability for any damage or loss, however caused, in connection with the use of or reliance on any documentation, information and advice relating to NHBC Accepts.