Types of insulation: A beginner’s guide

Types of insulation As our Technical Processing Manager has previously explained, not all insulation boards are the same. However, we understand that all the different types can be confusing. This post outlines some of the different types of rigid insulation, and highlights which… 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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Thermal conductivity for Optim-R vacuum insulated panels

OPTIMR The λ-value or thermal conductivity of a material indicates the ability of that material to conduct heat and is measured in units of W/m·K. The lower this number, the better insulator the material is because materials with low thermal conductivities… 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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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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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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