R-WALL compared to standard construction;
R-WALL  V  Timber Frame
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How R-WALL Compares
Much longer lifespan (timber maximum 60yrs) 
Can be built in all weathers without adverse affect
Doesn't suffer from thermal bridging issues unlike timber frame
R-WALL has a 4 hour fire rating compared to 20 minute fire rating for wood construction
Safer in severe storms - can withstand 200-300 mph winds compared to 120mph for timber
Unaffected by flooding/wet
No Mould
No Rotting
Non toxic - wood-frame buildings contain chemicals and adhesives that compromise indoor air quality throughout the building’s life
Noise reduction of 30% compared to timber construction
Resistant to insect infestation
Lower U-Values 
10 x stronger than wood construction
75% less outside air infiltration - protects against outdoor pollutants
Reduced environmental impact -
R-WALL homes last longer so the natural resources are used to maximum effect - wood-frame homes utilise valuable timber and require more energy to heat and cool which results in more greenhouse gas emissions
R-WALL  V  Standard Build
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Has a Higher Energy efficency = cost savings
Has a Longer lifespan - stronger construction
Is cheaper to construct
Can be built in all weathers
Lower U-Values
Narrower wall widths to achieve expected U-Values
Higher soundproofing 
Doesn't require skilled labour - anyone can build with it
Retaining walls easily constructed and seemlessly form part of the superstucture
Easily constructed on adverse sites
Quicker construction method
Less ancillary costs (eg Scaffolding)
Easier & cheaper underground construction and retaining walls
Severe weather resistance 
More environmentally friendly
Faster second fix (quick easy electric chasing in XPS, plasterboard screws to wall no dot & dab etc)
Can be panelised for rapid build and offsite construction
75% less outside air infiltration - protects against outdoor pollutants
Increased air quality from tight exterior build envelope
Increased sound insulation = Noise reduction 
Thermal mass (concrete walls absorb heat during the day and radiate this energy back into the house when temperatures drop)
R-WALL contributes an approximate thermal mass of 20Btu/sq. ft. x °F compared to the 3 Btu/sq. ft. x °F offered by timber-frame homes
ICF walls typically require 32% less energy to cool and 44 % less energy to heat than comparable wood-framed homes
R-WALL compared to timber frame construction;
Can be used underground and seemlessly formed into the structure above - retaining walls can form part of the building envelope reducing costs
Less ancillary costs (eg Crane)
Increased air quality from tight exterior build envelope

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