Why are insulation upstands used in flat roofing?

inverted roof Following on from our earlier post on linear thermal bridges we are going to talk about a specific type of thermal bridge found on flat roofs and how this can be prevented by the use of insulation upstands.

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How to calculate a U-Value the old-fashioned way. Here’s what you need…

schoolsums We know there are computer programmes and our very own lovely U-value Calculator, but behind the simplicity is a lot of supporting guidance, documentation, protocols, rules and regulations. So here’s a quick run-through of what you may need if… Read the rest
Date: May 28, 2015
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How to fix breather membranes to timber frames

Nilvent Corner UK 09-13 We’ve discussed what a breathable membrane, such as nilvent is previously on our blog – basically a layer fitted to allow water vapour to escape to the outside of the building, removing the need for ventilation directly above the… Read the rest
Date: May 11, 2015
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Exposure Zones and Solid Wall Insulation in Cornwall

Cornwall We’ve talked in the past about exposure zones and how they affect cavity wall insulation, but they also apply to solid wall insulation and in this blog post we are looking at properties in Cornwall as examples.

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How to run pipes through insulation

fluedetail When insulating a property one of the key things is to ensure a continual layer of insulation around the building envelope, however this is not always possible.

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Why and how to construct a floating floor

Insulating a floating floor A floating floor is one that is not screwed or nail or fixed to the sub floor, instead the floor covering (usually chipboard, gypsum or cement fibre boards) floats on top of the insulation layer.

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Why you can’t just insulate between the rafters.

K18 over K7 In this blog post we are looking at insulating a pitched roof and why just putting insulation between the rafters wouldn’t be a viable solution.

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Assumptions in our U-value calculations

insulation-solution One of the things that you may have noticed when using our online U-Value calculator (and if you haven’t used it yet then take a look), is that there are a number of caveats that are shown when you… Read the rest
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Exposing the insides – how our online U-value calculator works

calculator xray Previously we’ve talked about what a U-value is, what the targets are for U-Values and what else you get with your calculation if you use our U-value calculator. Today we will explore how our online-value calculator works. Data

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What U-value should I use where?

Union flag We’ve talked about how a U-value gives you the thermal conductivity for a particular construction and how you can calculate it (by using our online U-Value calculator). But what U-value should you be aiming for and why?

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