STRUKTRA™ Structural Thermal Breaks

  • BBA, ETA, BRE and Passivhaus certified
  • No specialised design tools required, treat like a steel packer plate in standard, compact EC3 connections
  • Unrivalled structural capacity and rotational stiffness means fewer and smaller thermal bridge connections in the building envelope
  • A 25 mm thick STRUKTRA™ plate is proven to have up to 18% less energy loss than an 80 mm thick stainless steel mechanical alternative
  • One solution for all types of connections, from load-bearing columns, facades and balconies to external staircases in steel, reinforced concrete and timber constructions
  • Thermal modelling services to support design optimisation
  • Available as a plugin in Tekla
  • Manufactured by Farrat in the UK and Germany, customised to your needs with fast delivery and traceability
  • Easy and quick to install
  • Farrat TBF is an A2,s1,d0 rated non-combustible material

STRUKTRA™ is the favourite with specifiers and contractors, as demonstrated by thousands of projects worldwide, many of which have been awarded the highest sustainability seals such as LEED Gold, BREEAM Outstanding, WELL Gold and more.

structural thermal breaks

Some examples of the many applications of STRUKTRA™ in your building

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Contact us if you have a technical question or for CPD certified introduction to structural thermal breaks either in person or via MS Teams.

Premium Fire Grade
The first limited combustibility, A2 rated high-strength Structural Thermal Break material on the market
High Grade
A high-strength, low thermal conductivity Structural Thermal Break material.

The best performing structural thermal break available on the market

After several years of detailed study involving Farrat’s in-house 3D thermal modelling, a PhD with a full-scale physical test at the University of Salford’s world-famous Energy House, and finally commissioning the renowned Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics in Stuttgart to verify the results, we were able to conclusively demonstrate that STRUKTRA™, with its world class structural and thermal properties, offers the best way to manage load bearing thermal bridges in building envelopes.

Farrat are proud and active members of the British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA), Steel Construction Institute (SCI) and the German Steel Construction Association (DSTV)

In April 2023 we had a very successful week as co-exhibitors on the DSTV stand at BAU in Munich with our STRUKTRA™ structural thermal breaks incorporated into their fantastic steel tree.

In September 2024 we will be exhibiting at the 41st German Steel Construction Day in Lindau, Germany and hope you can come and join us.

Latest case studies

Paddington Square London, UK
Commercial Paddington Square London, UK
In this magnificent building designed by Renzo Plano, TBF was used to thermally decouple the façade,...
Valpraxis, Geneva, Switzerland
Commercial Valpraxis, Geneva, Switzerland
TBK was used to thermally insulate the façade from the reinforced concrete frame of the building. A high...
The Hinge, Aarhus, Denmark
Commercial The Hinge, Aarhus, Denmark
TBF is used to thermally insulate the interface between the top of the external reinforced concrete columns...
Strafjustizzentrum Munich, Germany
Commercial Strafjustizzentrum Munich, Germany
Façade by Schindler Windows+Facades GmbH with polycon BV elements from CONAE GmbH installed with STRUKTRA...
20 Ropemaker Street London, UK
Commercial 20 Ropemaker Street London, UK
TBF was used in various 2D and 3D shapes and sizes to thermally separate the façade designed and supplied...
Mohammed VI Tower Rabat, Morocco
Urban Living Mohammed VI Tower Rabat, Morocco
The tallest tower in North Africa! TBF was used to thermally separate the façade from the reinforced...


Orders & manufacturing

STRUKTRA™ Farrat’s structural thermal breaks are manufactured to your specific requirements. You send us your drawings and we manufacture them under strict BBA/CE-marked quality control. Depending on quantity, delivery can be next day or usually within 3 working days of order placement.

A fully dimensioned drawing for each plate with a clear project reference is usually required prior to manufacture.

Ensuring that you receive the correct product in time for your installation is an integral part of our service offering and is embedded in our BBA/CE mark as well as ISO 9001:2015 and ISO14001:2015 certifications. This includes:

  1. Checking the drawings against the quotation and customer order
  2. 4-eyes check of the CNC programme
  3. Visual and dimensional inspection of the manufactured products
  4. Each item is then labelled individually so that it can be easily identified on site and traceability back to the manufacturer of the raw material is guaranteed.

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