The Potius™ System consists of prefabricated wall, floor and roof panels using LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber) with selected insulation and linings.
LVL is a premium engineered manufactured lumber, with the benefits of increased strength, and density, and dimensional stability which is not constrained on length. This replaces the whole timber frame and batts used in traditional construction.
Insulation options: R1.8-R4 (Second spray option for R4-R8)
Walls Thicknesses: 90, 140 & 190mm
Roof Thicknesses: 140, 190, 240, & 300mm
Floor Thicknesses: 140, 190, 240, & 300mm
Width: up to 3.0m
Length: up to 12.0m
Each panel is made up of a LVL timber frame with spray foam insulation finished with Plywood (for flooring) or OSB (for walls and roofs).
LVL is a premium engineered manufactured lumber, with the benefits of increased strength, and density, and dimensional stability.
Custom Engineering is provided on panels to maximise structural efficiency.
Less thickness required to get R rating – eg R1.0 = 21mm. You choose your insulation requirements during design. Advanced options of isolated thermal frames, staggered studs and less nogging to reduce thermal bridging.
Capable of handling New Zealand’s harsh conditions, seismic activity, high wind loads, and coastal exposure.
Standardised connection details increase repeatability and robustness.
Manufactured in Nelson, minimising shipping distances and supporting local jobs and industry.
Insulation foam is made from 20% recycled materials.
Prefabrication reduces waste on site.
Built predominantly of timber our panels store carbon in the form of Cellulose, absorbed from the atmosphere during their growth stage.
Prefabrication in controlled conditions provides an airtight panel resistance to mould and moisture.
Spray foam creates full cover with no gaps creating high performance.
Significantly higher than average results in air-tightness testing.
Internal wrap can be added to increase air tightness.
Potius Panels can be configured to provide different fire ratings, acoustic demands, architectural finishes, insulation needs and service requirements.
Fewer site deliveries saving on transport costs
Reduced on-site labour
Potential savings in cost of materials as the natural aesthetic of wood can be left untreated/covered.
In the time it takes to stand a timber frame you can be enclosed and starting on the interior. Faster installation as panels are precision cut to finished design and quick to lift into place.
LVL panels are easily cut and shaped with normal power tools. Also suitable for screw type fixings and gluing, all achievable with hand tools.
Here are some of our residential projects, click on the images below to view