Eurocell is claiming to cut 75% off installation time with InSite, a new system enabling windows to be factory-fitted into wall panels for timber frame constructions.

The system, comprising a hinge, sealant, cavity barrier and the manufacturer’s Logik or Modus window profile, was recently showcased at a site in Inverness where all the windows for four terraced properties were fitted in two days.

It is also claimed to be the only window system for timber frame that has been tested to prevent the spread of fire and smoke to or from the cavity.

At the Inverness project, for Places for People, Eurocell Logik window profiles were fabricated at Pinefield Glass in Elgin before being fixed into timber panels at Kirkwood Timber Frame in Sauchen, Aberdeenshire.

Eurocell business development manager Angus Cowie said; “Time saved is crucial in the construction process, and our InSite product has demonstrated exactly why we have brought it to the market in our recent project.

“The efficiency throughout the construction process has been remarkable, not just down to the system itself but the incredible collaboration among all parties involved. The windows were seamlessly integrated, roofs installed, and buildings insulated in a swift process that was needed to support the overall project’s needs for speed and cost-control.

The fact we’ve also had it fully tested to prevent the spread of fire and smoke from, or to the cavity, makes it a revolutionary product. Plus it has been approved for use in accordance with the NHBC guidelines.”

Kirkwood Timber Frame managing director Malcolm Thomson added: “InSite simplifies the fitting and transport of frames, speeds up delivery to the site, and quickly provides a watertight building for the end client. It enhances efficiency, and supports sustainable construction by minimising heat loss and air leakage. InSite is a game changer.”

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