In addition to the open panel product, closed panel construction typically comprises, insulation and a vapour control layer (on the warm side of the insulation) inclusive of internal service zone battens. If desired, closed panel construction may also include fitted windows and doors.
One of the significant advantages of MMC, is the potential for reduced construction waste via the use of closed-panel timber frames. Factory production of pre-cut and pre-insulated panels minimizes material waste on-site, leading to a more efficient and environmentally friendly construction process. This approach aligns with the principles of circular economy and sustainable resource management, further reducing the ecological footprint of the project.
Furthermore, the use of closed-panel timber frames, can significantly expedite the construction timeline. The controlled manufacturing environment allows for concurrent site preparation and off-site production, reducing project completion times. This acceleration not only benefits homeowners by providing them with quicker access to affordable housing but also contributes to meeting the growing demand for housing in a timely manner.