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Kingspan Controlling your project Timber Solutions This dry space provides a good working environment where materials can be safely stored. The external finishes can be done when the weather permits without preventing progress internally. Reducing the time a building is open to the elements also cuts drying out time and obviates quality issues caused by saturated materials. An efficient build can also save money. Many self-builders live in rented temporary accommodation and have furniture in storage. So a quick move in date reduces these costs. Finally, remember that your build needs to comply with a raft of Building Regulations. Correcting contraventions can be very costly, so employing a good quality Architect will not only provide you with a great building design, but also ensure you don’t fall into problems with getting Building Regulation approval for your home. Bear in mind that a reputable system provider will contribute a number of real benefits to your build such as: • A full Part A pack for submission Building Control • A full structural design and detail service backed by professional Indemnity Insurance cover • An accurate build that means that finishing trades like tilers and kitchen fitters have plumb and square walls to work with! • Cost certainty (Please read all quotes carefully…including the fine print!) In summary: • Select build packages that give you control and an identifiable point of responsibility. • Don’t ignore build time. A slow build will increase your financing and temporary accommodation costs as well as risking quality. • Getting to a weathertight shell efficiently keeps your building dry and provides a weathertight structure in place ready for fitting out. • Consider the role of the Architect and the benefits of using professionals with Professional Indemnity cover. Kingspan Timber Solutions offers a range of high-performance timber frame and Structural Insulated Panel build systems for your new home. Supporting self-builders who may have used an external specialist to create the designs for a new home, they work with you and your architect to find the best system for your build. By using a Kingspan build system, selfbuilders can gain extra floor space within an existing design. You can submit your drawings via the KTS website to take the space test and find out just how much space you could gain. Visit www.kingspantimbersolutions.co.uk/space or email drawings to info@kingspantimbersolutions.co.uk Book onto a self-builder open day at: www.kingspantimbersolutions.co.uk Winter 2017 19


Your Build - Winter 2017
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