Our Company

Established in 2015, FastHouse designs, manufactures and installs Hybrid and Closed Panel timber frame systems. We serve the UK, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Systems

At FastHouse we offer three varying offsite timber frame panel systems: The Closed Panel System, Hybrid Panel System and Open Panel System. So, we have something appropriate for every requirement, build and budget.

Process

Following precisely engineered plans, our automated machines manufacture a high quality, reliable product that is easy to install on-site and is guaranteed to fit first time.

Technical

With our in-factory processes, FastHouse can ensure all safety, thermal and acoustic building requirements are met, if not exceeded.

Recent Projects

After being established for a number of years, we have gained quite the portfolio of work, gaining experience in building timber frames used in projects for various sectors.

Systems

Hybrid System

FastHouse Hybrid wall panels are a combination of the Open and Closed wall systems. To find out more about the various components, and different walls involved in building a FastHouse timber frame, look at the information provided below.
The below infographic is interactive. Click on the green hot spots to better understand the scope of works carried out by FastHouse. The grey hotspots outline the typical works carried out by the client.

Assembly and erection of all external structural walls including gable spandrel panels.
External wall panels come with Brick ties, PP Banding strap to indicate stud centres for wall tie positioning, reflective breather membrane and external 9mm OSB sheathing board.

External walls come with factory fitted acoustic & thermal insulation

External walls come with factory fitted reflective vapour control layer air tight membrane and 34mm service cavity battens

Assembly and erection of factory manufactured floor cassette. Floor Cassette panels come with multiple options of decking board, 3 choices of floor joists, rigid insulation on and wrap around airtightness membrane to the external perimeter of the cassette.

Assembly and erection of all party walls.Party walls come wrapped with protective plastic to protect from the elements and come pre-insulated with mineral wool to meet fire & acoustic regulations, double boarded in the factory with 15mm Type A & type F board to meet fire & acoustic regulations and an additional 34mm service void battens.

Assembly and erection of spandrel seperating wall panels.Party walls come wrapped with protective plastic to protect from the elementsParty walls comes with factory fitted insulated with mineral wool to meet fire & acoustic regulations double boarded from the factory with 15mm Type A & type F board to meet fire & acoustic regulations.

Assembly and erection of roof superstructure. Prefabricated trusses Prefabricated roof trusses/Cut/Flat Roof in accordance with structural designRequired bracing, gable ladders, strap noggins, barges, valley frames/boards, metalwork, stability and wind bracingBreather Membrane (weather tight envelope within 24hrs) Roof batten – fly batten onlyBacking boards for fixing soffit and facia, treated soffit battens/supports, bargeboard. Backing boards for fixing soffit and facia, treated soffit battens/supports, bargeboard

Breather Membrane (weather tight envelope within 24hrs) site installed with roof battens (fly batten only). Backing boards for fixing soffit and facia, treated soffit battens/supports, bargeboard

All wireback Rockwool fire stops installed to top of party wall spandrel panels to maintain fire resistance. Non-combustible boards & wool quilt installed to underside of roofing felt.

Non-combustible boards installed and full fill cavity wool in boxed ends

All cavity fire barriers and fire stops installed to meet fire regulations

Ground Works & sub-structures: Construct concrete slab/foundation within tolerances, DPM radon barrier, Floor insulation screed. Supply scaffold and fall arrest for safe erection of the timberframe by FastHouse

Finish Roof. Install slating or tiling roof cladding. Install roof insulation. If required install materials for walk-on attic / conversion and chimney construction.

Install exterior Soffit, fascia. Rainwater gutters & downpipes.

Install stainless steel wall-ties and outer leaf of masonry with all masonry support systems & lintels. Plaster paint / Render finishes if required.

Install sills, heads, DPC’s, doors and windows. Install exterior door and window timber cavity battens & trims.

Install sills, heads, DPC’s, doors and windows. Install exterior door and window timber cavity battens & trims.

Install M&E, Heating, Plumbing, electrics. Finish internal linings. 2nd fix carpentry: stair Case, skirting, architraves, door frames, doors, window boards etc.
Any additional acoustic insulation to internal walls and floors
Floor build up and acoustics. Floor screeds.
Internal Finishes: Fit Kitchen& Bathroom units, fitted bedroom furniture and sanitary ware
Flooring & wall Finishes, Painting & decorating, tiling

Landscaping, sceptic tank, ground services

External Wall

To find out more about the timber external wall panels we use on our Hybrid Systems, click the link below.
Hybrid System External Wall

Internal Wall

To find out more about our load bearing internal walls, click the link below.
Hybrid System Internal Wall

Party Wall

Protected from the elements, and protecting you from sound – find out more about our party walls by clicking below.
Hybrid System Party Wall

Floor Cassette

Our floors come with insulation and first fix carpentry for drylining – follow the link to find out more about our floor cassettes.
Hybrid System Floor Cassette

Roof Structure

Our roof structures are affordable, functional and practical. To find out about the roof options we have available, click the link below.
Hybrid System Roof Structure

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Our company

Why Choose FastHouse?

FastHouse has been developed in response to a market need for high performance, energy efficient and cost effective construction systems which bring the benefits of being produced in factory controlled environment.
FastHouse offer innovative offsite manufacturing solutions to:

  • Address the shortage of skilled construction labour
  • Reduce construction time frame and providing certainty to program
  • Remove the risk of design, materials and workmanship failures

FastHouse products are manufactured in a 200,000 ft2 state of the art, multi-million pound production facility in Limavady, Northern Ireland.

Our Company
STA Assure Gold
NSAI
PEFC
SMAS
ISO 9001
ISO 14001
ISO 18001

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