Retrofitting solid floor insulation – vacuum insulation panels

OPTIM-R - vacuum insulation panel in floor If you live in the UK, there’s a good chance your floor isn’t insulated. Around three quarters of British homes were constructed before the first thermal performance requirements for floors were introduced in the 1976 Building Regulations. This means your… Read the rest
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Soffits at the Oval


The OCS stand sits at the Vauxhall end of the Kia Oval, which over the next few days will be filled with thousands of England and Australian cricket supporters, a large proportion of whom will have Kingspan Kooltherm beneath … Read the rest

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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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Underfloor Heating and Floor Insulation

Insulating a concrete floor When heating a building adding underfloor heating is a very effective method to ensure that the space is heated evenly.

More and more underfloor heating systems are being fitted but the key question we are being asked about these is … Read the rest

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How to insulate a garage conversion: Part 4 – Floor Insulation

hammer and wooden floor In the final post in this series on insulating a garage conversion we are looking at the best methods of insulating the floor, to ensure that the cold concrete floor of a garage becomes the basis of a warm welcoming… Read the rest
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How to insulate under a suspended timber floor – a practical guide

Kingspan Insulation K3 Floorboard in Suspended Timber Floor In this blog post we aim to 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 … Read the rest

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How to calculate the amount of insulation needed on a ground floor

K3 Floor Insulation Unlike roofs, walls and intermediate floors, U–value calculations for ground floors cannot be calculated with reference to the construction detail alone. Heat loss from ground floors depends upon a number of factors including the ratio of the exposed floor perimeter… Read the rest
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How vacuum insulation helps to insulate existing floors

Optim-R Floorlowres With government targets and legislation aimed at improving energy efficiency in UK housing, all eyes are now focusing on reducing the CO2 emissions for new and existing homes. The problem, however, lies with retrofitting insulation in an existing home;… Read the rest
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What is a floating floor and how do you insulate it?

Insulating a floating floor There’s a lot of jargon in this industry, but quite often it’s all very simple. Take ‘floating floors’ and how you insulate them.

So, what is a floating floor? A floating floor is typically taken to mean a lightweight construction … Read the rest

Date: May 22, 2014
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