Homes By Western is at the forefront of delivering innovative solutions for timber frame homes, including the provision of open panel walls.

We continue to lead the way in providing open panel walls that contribute to the charm, efficiency, and sustainability of timber frame homes. From concept to construction, our commitment is to deliver solutions that not only meet but exceed the expectations of those seeking the perfect blend of form and function in their timber frame residences.

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Our open panel walls provide flexibility in design, allowing for larger openings and a more open interior layout. These walls can be efficiently insulated, promoting energy efficiency and lower utility costs. Additionally, open panel walls contribute to better indoor air quality and environmental sustainability, making them a holistic choice for homeowners seeking both functionality and aesthetics.

External Wall

      1. External Skin ( Block & Render or BricK) – Dependant on clients preference
      2. Stud positions marked on exterior membrane
      3. External wall Breather Membrane
      4. External wall 11mm OSB Sheathing Board
      5. Studs treated C16, all cut ends Treated (140mmx38mm)
      6. Sole Plates Treated Timber C16 with DPC fitted
      7. Mineral wool insulation to achieve required U Value- Site Fitted by others
      8. Vapour Control Layer airtight membrane- Site Fitted by others
      9. Continuous PIR foil faced insulation if required to achieve required U Value- Site Fitted by others
      10. 47mm x 47mm service cavity Battens- Site Fitted by others
      11. Electric conduits & boxes- Site Fitted by others
      12. Plasterboard – Site Fitted by others

Internal Wall

      1. 89mm or 140mm studs imported CLS C16 treated timber (Available at 400 or 600 c/c)
      2. 11mm OSB sheeting on racking walls only
      3. Factory fitted intermediate noggins, timber lintels, base and head rails
      4. Factory fitted C16 DPC beneath sole plate
      5. Electric conduits & boxes-Site Fitted by others
      6. Insulation- Site Fitted by others
      7. Plasterboard- Site Fitted by others


      1. 11mm OSB Sheating Board to cavity side of both leaves
      2. Cavity adequately sealed against fire with Rockwool wired matt used as vertical & horizontal barriers and fire stops. Cavity can be fully insulated if required to achieve zero U Value
      3. Air tight membrane factory fitted
      4. Min 40mm cavity between the 2 leaves of the separating wall
      5. Timber 89mm studs untreated C16, All cut ends Treated
      6. Sole Plates Treated Timber C16 with DPC fitted
      7. Insulation – Party walls fully insulated with mineral wool to meet fire & acoustic regulations
      8. Factory fitted plaster board to meet fire & acoustic regulation
      9. Factory fitted plaster board to meet fire & acoustic regulations


      1. WBS Details 2916-7-506 Construction Details
      2. Rigid foil faced PIR insulation on external rim beam of floor cassette
      3. Continuous vapour permeable air barrier membrane wrapped around floor cassette taped to wall
      4. Floor Joists Factory fitted; 3 options of joists available – Timber / Posi / I-Joists
      5. Decking board factory supplied & fitted.
      6. Plasterboard grounds- Site Fitted by others


      1. Roof Finishes: Install slating or tiling roof cladding – Site Fitted by others
      2. Roll out Eaves ventilation system – Site Fitted by others
      3. Tiling battens
      4. Breather Membrane
      5. Backing board for fixing facia, supplied & fitted
      6. Horizontal cavity barrier and pvc DPC
      7. Roof Trusses, supplied & fitted
      8. 35mm x 60mm service cavity Battens to support all board edges – Site Fitted by others
      9. Airtight membrane – Site Fitted by others

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