Insulating structural frames

A proven fast-track method of concrete or steel frame construction. Infill walls need to be provided and the structural frame kept warm and dry.

Common issues and queries you can face



The frame is structural and load bearing, and although the steel is of relatively thick section, it is still vulnerable to corrosion if subjected to damp conditions for long periods of time. Although the steelwork is not exposed in reinforced concrete frames, structures need to be protected to ensure long life.

Structural framework only provides a skeleton

Structural framework only provides a skeleton

The structural frame is merely a skeleton and needs a facade. Lightweight metal framing or single skin masonry can be used to provide walls, however the insulation issue needs to be addressed to comply with building regulations.

Heat loss through the frame structure

Heat loss through the frame structure

The frame structure itself could provide a cold bridge to the exterior. Insulation must be placed at the correct position in the structure to avoid interstitial condensation, cold bridging and the conditions under which corrosion could take place.

Construct in-fill panels and insulate with an EWI

Construct in-fill panels with lightweight steel frame or single skin masonry and insulate the total structure with a Weber EWI system. Use the webertherm FT components to provide extra levels of protection with a water defence cavity and robust detailing.

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