17 Jan Residential, Hampshire
ThermoProtect were asked to install closed cell insulation to a new build construction following a shortage of Celotex. Our clients had not used Spray Foam Insulation prior to this install and we initially dubious about the ability of the product to achieve the requirements as specified by Building Control, however, following direct discussion with the Building Control officer supported by the technical specification and BBA (British Board of Agreement) Certificates, we were given the go ahead to provide the installation.
Over a period of 3 days, we spray applied to a depth of 140mm in the roof, achieving a 0.18 U-Value and a depth of 160mm between wall studs to achieve a U-Value of 0.13. Our client advised us that the installation using Celotex Rigid PIR would have taken 3 men, 3 weeks in total to cut and fit the sheets into place, therefore, our install not only reduced the cost of installing Celotex but allowed the client to continue with the build 2 weeks sooner than anticipated. The major benefits of Spray Foam Insulation are reflective of its ability to seal all voids to provide an airtight seal, helping to make this property seriously efficient with low projected running costs in the future.
The future of insulation remains with our ever increasingly popular spray-applied Polyurethane solutions which can help to achieve low U-Values with minimum quantity required whilst passing all critical Intersitial Condensation Risk Analysis.