At ThermoFoam, we always try to find the right product for the right solution. There are many Spray Foam Insulation manufacturers across the world and generally speaking, the performance of these foams are not too dissimilar in their thermal properties. The key variances are between the Open-Cell and Closed-Cell product formulations.
Whilst we have our own range of Spray Foams, we also use other brands from time to time to ensure that we are able to promote the right fit for a project. Some foams have a Class 1 resistance to fire, some have a Class F resistance to fire. Some foams use HFC and VOC blowing agents, some use a water-based blowing agent with Low Global Warming Potential.
Personally, we feel that the Spray Foams with the best fire resistance and lowest GWP’s are the right solutions and these are generally the ones that we will specify in new build construction or retro-fits. Importantly, because we aren’t tied to any one brand of Spray Foam, we have the flexibility to source the right product for the job.
You can find links below to the most popular brands of Spray Foam’s that we use, many of which hold a BBA Certificate and have been tested in their performance to UK and European Standards. Many foams also hold a CE Marking.
It’s important to remember that successful Spray Foam installations are not just down to the brand or type of foam used, the installation process is absolutely key and you should always choose the installation company who can demonstrate solid knowledge of the construction industry, compliance with Health & Safety standards and the desire to install the foam insulation to a very high standard at all times.
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