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Wall Panels
Timber frame panels are manufactured in the factory for accuracy. All frame timbers are structural grade C16 and treated. Frame studs are usually at 600mm centres. Panels generally do not exceed 3.6m long to aid handling on site by erectors but panels can be made larger if and when required.

External wall panels utilize 140mm studs with an external layer of sheathing. Corovin Breather paper is then fitted using polypropylene tape and stainless steel staples.
Internal load bearing wall panels utilize 90mm studs. Engineers may also call up studs at different centres to increase load bearing or wind resistance capacity.
External and internal load bearing panels as called up by the engineer have softwood or engineered timber lintels and in some cases steel lintels are used, these are in most cases factory fitted.
Internal non-load bearing wall panels utilize 90mm studs. These are left unsheathed but have a central row of noggins to help restrain them.