As compliance with modern building regulations becomes harder to achieve, spray foam offers a cost effective alternative to PIR for construction companies who require a high performance insulation.
Additionally the speed of application can help alleviate the time pressures of achieving weather-tightness or getting your project’s schedule back on track.
Warm roof insulation is now a specification that has become commonplace in new build residential construction. The minimum 0.18 U-Value requirements are pushing the boundaries in terms of the structural provision to house the correct thickness of insulation.
While PIR board offers significant benefits compared to fibre insulation the key drawback remains the requirement to provide a 50mm air gap between insulation and substrate in the event that trapped moisture needs airflow to escape.
Helping to reduce the burden on your labour resources, our installation team spray-apply ThermoFoam direct to your project’s substrate. This eliminates the need for an air gap, whilst achieving the equivalent or improved thermal performance compared to PIR Board.
By seamlessly adhering to the substrate it becomes an extension of that surface with no possibility for moisture to become trapped. Additionally the removal of an air gap
saves valuable space and reduces material costs.
Air-tightness testing is a growing requirement in construction projects and whilst PIR board can be taped to offer a degree of air-tightness, ThermoFoam’s ability to seamlessly fill any void helps make it the premium choice in achieving compliance with SAP calculations.
No. The spray foam is applied directly to the substrate which means there is no opportunity for any moisture to form and sit between the insulation and substrate. There should be no risk of moisture forming within the fabric of the structure onto which spray foam is applied.
Ventilation is important in confined spaces and we also recommend that a vapour control layer is added to the insulation once in-situ. The vapour control layer will act as a protective layer to prevent any internal condensation from entering the insulation and damaging the structure.
Not only does the performance of Spray Foam Insulation surpass pre-manufactured insulators such as Fibre-based or Rigid-PIR, it is incredibly quick to install by our experienced team. This can help to rapidly speed up a project.
When insulation areas include tight or angular spaces, traditional forms of pre-manufactured insulation can be hard to fit, reducing performance and air-tightness. Spray Foam Insulation adheres to a substrate, in the tightest of spaces and can be installed up to 5 tones quicker than pre-manufactured insulation.
The larger the structure, the more benefits you will get by choosing spray foam insulation. This can save time, labour costs and material costs to help make your project run smoothly and on time. More volume reduces the meterage rate due to the economies of scale.
We’ve insulated many construction projects for some of the UK’s largest construction companies. The benefits of using ThermoFoam for your install will be repaid in the speed of application where we can cover up to 500 square metres per day at 140mm thick.
The greater the depth of insulation, the harder it is to get it looking neat. We appreciate in public areas and warehouses that the finished result should look as good as possible, therefore, each job isn’t so much about rushing as it is taking your time to get a nice finish.
Not everyone who says they can spray foam can actually spray it very well. It takes precision, technique and years of experience to become good at spraying Closed Cell foam neatly. Always do your due diligence and ask installers to provide a portfolio of their work.