The building industry is New Zealand’s single largest contributor to landfill: buildings generate waste during construction, renovations and at the end of their lives. X-Frame is a structural wall framing system that allows walls to be cost-effectively deconstructed and reused, over and over again.
X-Frame is manufactured from sustainably-sourced (Forest Stewardship Council certified) structurally engineered timber. Precise computer controlled milling machines shape modular parts that clip together into panels without the need for nails, screws or adhesives. The panels are self-braced and ready to receive building linings. Internal wall linings clip to the panels in an easily reversible manner, as do cladding materials and insulation products. The result is a wall that does not generate waste.
X-Frame aims to make the deconstruction and reuse of building materials standard practice. On construction projects using X-Frame, the quantity of waste sent to landfill is reduced by 86%. Direct material recovery and reuse rates are greater than 96%.