UKTFA RIBA Factory Tour – Powys

22 Oct
Tuesday 22nd October 2013
9.30am – 1pm
Frame Wise Ltd, Presteigne, Powys LD8 2UF

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An invitation to discover more about the ultimate sustainable building material.

Learn about the many benefits of timber frame construction on the RIBA-accredited factory tour.

There’s no better way to meet sustainability targets than by using the most natural construction material known to man. Timber frame construction offers superb energy efficiency, plus a speedier build time too. That’s why it’s increasingly being accepted as the way forward.

Ideal as part of your CPD requirements, the factory tour is designed to provide a better understanding of why precision-engineered timber frame is at the heart of the FabricFirst ethos. You’ll find out about how its improved air-tightness and superior thermal performance can help achieve the higher Code for Sustainable Homes levels and Passiv standard.

Find out how timber frame makes sustainable more easily attainable.

The RIBA-accredited CPD factory tour is hosted by the UK Timber Frame Association (UKTFA), which is dedicated to furthering sustainable construction. Timber frame offers a reduction in raw material waste during manufacture, better flexibility in design and improves the whole-life energy efficiency of residential and commercial developments.

The tour will highlight the benefits of the design and build process, offsite manufacturing and with a focus on the environmental benefits. It will include:

• Health & Safety induction
• Benefits of offsite manufacture presentation
• Office CAD demo – timber frame design and scheduling
• Production information and work orders
• Production planning and outputs
• Factory layout principles
• Incoming raw materials
• Procurement principles and sources
• Cross cutting pre-assembly and setting out
• Assembly and labelling
• Stacking and storage
• Finished goods and work in progress
• Loading /shipping product
• Quality checks
• Quality Management Systems
• Waste and recycling
• Operative training and competency
• Fire safety presentation

RIBA Core Curriculum
Being safe: Health & Safety
Climate: Sustainable architecture
Designing and building it: Design, construction, technology and engineering
Knowledge level
General awareness

Don’t delay, book your place today!

Hurry – places on our exclusive factory tours are strictly limited. There are currently four tours available (please see flyer for English and Scottish tours). Each tour runs from 9.30am to 1.00pm and includes a complimentary lunch:

22nd October 2013
Frame Wise Ltd Presteigne, Powys LD8 2UF

To book your place please contact Richard Riley at the UKTFA by emailing