Guest Blog Superglass – Party Wall Roll

Guest Blog Superglass – Party Wall Roll

Party Wall Function While the division between adjoining properties might have been assumed to be an area of neutral heat loss, in that no transfer would take place between spaces at similar temperatures, research confirms that cavity party walls are subject to significant energy leakage. Referred to as Thermal Bypass, the phenomenon is now taken into consideration within the current Building Regulations and potentially represents a major concern to house builders and designers in terms…

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Promat SUPALUX® & MASTERBOARD® Installation Video

Promat SUPALUX® & MASTERBOARD® Installation Video

  The Promat SUPALUX® & MASTERBOARD® are fire rated boards that offer excellent moisture and fire resistant properties that can be used in a range of environments. Below is an overview of Promat SUPALUX® & MASTERBOARD® products and a video on how to install them. SUPALUX® SUPALUX® is a  high performance fire protection board offering up to 240 minutes fire resistance. SUPALUX® board is made with a calcium silicate composition that offers improved moisture resistance, making…

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How better sound performance can affect comfort levels

How better sound performance can affect comfort levels

How better sound performance can affect comfort levels Many of us will have experienced some sort of noise and sound performance issues within the home. Whether this is rowdy neighbours or kids playing loud music. The National Noise Attitude Survey, published in 2014 states: “54% of respondents are ‘bothered’ by neighbour noise, an increase from 37% in the 2000 survey, suggesting the problem is getting worse”. Acoustic comfort in the home is dependent on the acoustic…

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Guest Blog – How to insulate a concrete floor

Guest Blog – How to insulate a concrete floor

In this guest blog Kingspan explain different methods of insulating a concrete floor. Much depends upon whether the floor is new or existing; how the floor will be used; the type of construction, and what you want to achieve. There are a few things to consider to help make your decision easier… Is the insulation strong enough? If your concrete floor is for industrial or heavy duty applications, then any insulation you use needs to…

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Guest Blog – How to insulate under a suspended timber floor

Guest Blog – How to insulate under a suspended timber floor

In this guest blog post, Kingspan provide a simple, practical guide to the best practice methods for fitting insulation boards, such as Kingspan Kooltherm K3 Floorboard, into a suspended timber floor. This is a floor where the timber floorboards are attached to floor joists and the insulation suspended on timber battens between the joists. This type of floor is suitable for both new build and refurbishment projects. U-Value/Thickness of insulation We are assuming that you have already worked…

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