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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Insulating a Staffelgeschosse

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There are a number of words for which there is no direct equivalent in English – and an interesting example came up when we were looking at an installation of OPTIM-R on a roof in Germany.

In certain cities in … Read the rest

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Vacuum Insulation: Calculating U-values

optimrcalc We’ve just added a whole new section to our online U-value calculator allowing you to get indicative u-values for some of our OPTIM-R vacuum insulation systems.

This means that you can now see the thin levels of insulation that allow … Read the rest

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Insulating a balcony or terrace

Optim-R used on a balcony Often when constructing a balcony or terrace area for refurbishment or new build, there will be a requirement to put insulation in the deck of the balcony / terrace to ensure that the room below is kept warm.

If the … Read the rest

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What is a BDA Agrément?

Optim-R In February, the OPTIM-R range of systems gained BDA Agrément® BAE 15-035/01/C. But what exactly does this mean for the product and the customers using it? Discover where the BDA agrément comes from, what it tests and why having one… Read the rest
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Kingspan Insulation at CIH

housing-policy Next week is the CIH South East Conference and Exhibition at Brighton, from 3-5th March, and we are hoping to see you there.

We are on stand 64, where we will be showing all our latest products including the … Read the rest

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5 Advantages of Vacuum Insulated Panels (VIPs)

Buckingham Road, Leeds OPTIM-R VIPs VIPs or Vacuum Insulated Panels are specially designed panels that use the insulation of a vacuum in a board shape.

A vacuum, or the absence of air, has no thermal conductivity. Only radiation can pass through a vacuum. These boards … Read the rest

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How Vacuum Insulation is used in Europe

OPTIMR Every two years experts and specialists in vacuum insulation meet at the International Vacuum Insulation Symposium (IVIS) conference.  This year the 11th IVIS conference was held in Zurich, attracting 150 visitors from all over the world who presented and Read the rest
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The Evolution of Insulation

evolution Insulation is evolving with progress towards new, thinner materials. So, where have we come from and what does the future look like?

The science behind insulation hasn’t changed. Insulation is there to prevent the transfer of energy in the form … Read the rest

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