Quantumâ„¢ High performance insulated panel


Quantum™ is Pinewood Structures high performance timber frame system.

Factory fitted insulation and a high performance breather membrane yield superior performance to mineral wool alternatives.

The standard Quantum™ specification delivers a U-value of 0.19W/m2K however this can be improved further through the addition of a 25mm internal service zone. This delivers 0.17W/m2K U-value. Extensive junction thermal modelling has also been carried out on our 0.17 system and offers much lower y-values values than can be achieved using accredited details typically 0.04 W/m2K.

U-values can be further enhanced by up to 10% by using our Psi values and detailing. After having further work on the repeating thermal bridge element of our system, if our Psi values are used, then our Quantum 19 system which ordinarily delivers a 0.19 W/m2K U-value now delivers 0.17 W/m2k and similarly Quantum 17 delivers 0.15 W/m2K. See Psi value section for a more in depth explanation.

U-values can be further improved beyond 0.10W/m2K through the addition of face fixed insulation to either the internal or external face of the timber framed panels.

The key features are:

  • High quality factory insulated timber frame walls
  • U-value  with brick outer skin of 0.19W/m²K as standard
  • Wall  thickness of 314mm (316mm with 2mm skim)
  • Enhanced U-value gain of 10% by using Pinewood Psi values
  • U-values can easily be enhanced  beyond 0.10W/m²K
  • Low thermal bridging, typically Y-value of 0.035 to 0.055 W/m2K
  • Offer considerable C0² reduction in SAP 2009
  • Reduces or possibly eliminates altogether costly renewable technology using a Fabric First approach

Quantum in practice>>>>