High-Performance Timberframe Solutions, DuPont Building Innovations Design, Tyvek breather membrane
DuPont Building Innovations News – Tyvek Products: High-Tech Membranes
24 Apr 2014
DuPont Tyvek Timberframe Solutions: integrated, reliable protection
High-Performance Timberframe Solutions
DuPont™ Tyvek® Timberframe Solutions is a system of high-tech membranes and accessories designed to enhance the performance and installation of the building envelope. The various combinations of unique products within the co-ordinated offering adds significant value and allows producers of lightweight ventilated Timber Frame facades to apply superior protection against the elements.
DuPont™ Tyvek® Timberframe Solutions consists of the right Tyvek® breather membrane for each application in partnership with the most suitable air & vapour control layer from DuPont, thus optimising performance and processes. With this advanced system DuPont offers a flexible choice that includes different sizes of membrane to reduce waste and to support more efficient working practices.
Installed to the exterior of the envelope, the ability of DuPont™ Tyvek® breather membranes to perform for the long term has been proven both in practice and through rigorous independent testing. The range of carefully and scientifically developed products delivers impressive protection against the elements, offers superior levels of UV & heat resistance, together with excellent service and renowned reliability.
Furthermore this advanced system can be tailored to specific production needs and the product’s inherent strength and high resistance to wear and tear enables the application of membranes that are light weight, robust and worry-free to install. Applied to the interior of the envelope to protect both the structure and insulation, DuPont™ AirGuard® AVCLs enhance the moisture management and airtightness, helping to meet increasingly tougher regulations and contributing to greater energy efficiency and occupier comfort.
DuPont™ Tyvek® Timberframe Solutions provide effective condensation control and airtightness for all types of construction, while also helping to reduce uncontrolled leakage by making the envelope both air and watertight. The result is a significant contribution to the thermal performance of the building, helping to achieve environmental goals set by the EU directive and local building codes.
DuPont™ Tyvek® Timberframe Solutions include membrane and tape combinations designed to target specific market needs, from enhanced safety and sustainability to greater freedom in design and from renovation to new build projects.
For more information about DuPont™ Tyvek® in the UK please visit: www. tyvek.co.uk
or call 01275 879 770 (087 922 2740 in ROI)
An example of the application of DuPont™ Tyvek® Timberframe Solutions. BEEdomus®, an innovative concept of the passive house principle, protected by DuPont™ Tyvek® UV Façade advanced membrane;
photo © BEEdomus®, all rights reserved.
An example of the application of DuPont™ Tyvek® Timberframe Solutions. DuPont™ AirGuard® Reflective Installed to the internal walls of Ben Wyvis primary school;
An example of the application of DuPont™ Tyvek® Timberframe Solutions. Lethame House luxury housing project by Apex Developments Ltd in Strathaven, near Glasgow: high standards of living and thermal efficiency.
Consisting of four spacious timber-frame, stone-clad, slate-roofed units, the houses feature top quality materials, including three high-performance building membranes from (DuPont™ AirGuard®, DuPont™ Tyvek® Reflex and DuPont™ Tyvek® Supro).
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