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RCI May 2017

Zink 01992 801927 www.almhm.co.uk INSULATION Novo in the new neighbourhood EcoTherm’s Eco-Torch has been installed on Countryside’s Novo Development, helping to improve the thermal efficiency of the homes RCIMAG.COM MAY 2017 059 Sundolitt UK, part of the Sunde Group, manufactures EPS (expanded polystyrene) products as well as XPS (extruded polystyrene) products via Group production in Norway and Germany. Demonstrating high compressive strength, low water absorption and improved insulating properties, Sundolitt’s XPS is utilised for loadbearing and insulating protection for buildings and construction, in a wide range of applications. Sundolitt is always looking to improve material and product performance and works closely with its testing laboratory at its head office in Norway. A recent development which is already proving to be advantageous for clients and specifiers is the improved Lambda values that are being achieved across its XPS range. Recent tests carried out by the Technology Institute in Norway – a registered laboratory for thermal conductivity testing – has shown improvements in the thermal conductivity of Sundolitt’s XPS material. The improved Lambda value of 0.033W/mK at 50mm extends across the range between 200 – 700kPA and will assist clients in achieving improved U- values for construction applications. Sundolitt’s XPS also has the capability to maintain its insulating performance even in an environment of high moisture content. As well as straight-edged boards, Sundolitt’s XPS boards are also available with a ship lap edge, which the company says prevents thermal bridging and stops capillary action. Manufactured in compliance with BS EN 13164: 2008 and Management System ISO 9001, Sundolitt’s XPS insulation products comply with Part L of the Building Regulations. This improved performance material reinforces Sundolitt’s commitment to this market, helping lower U-values and supporting the increased requirements of buildings to perform thermally whilst also reducing carbon emissions. Products using HFC gases have a high global warming potential, however Sundolitt XPS is blown using predominately CO2 and is therefore HFC free. Utilising environmentally conscious production methods since 2007 has resulted in XPS applications having a global warming potential of less than five and an ozone depletion potential of zero. Furthermore, the production of the majority of the company’s own raw materials in compliance with management system ISO 14001, ensures its commitment to supply high-performance, high-quality and sustainable products aligning with client requirements. Featuring inherent strength, Sundolitt XPS is suitable for use in structures with strict requirements for weight-bearing applications, whilst also ensuring excellent longterm strength over the lifetime of the installation to EN826. This capability demonstrates the versatility of XPS in that as well as inherent insulating properties, the material is a proven solution for industrial flooring projects such as cold stores and chilled storage facilities, as well as inverted roofing applications. Importantly, XPS retains its strength over the full service life of the building application and is not affected by rain, snow or frost. www.sundolitt.co.uk Improved performance A new collection of contemporary homes at Countryside’s Novo development in Cambridge are set to benefit from the installation of EcoTherm Eco-Torch insulation. Countryside specialises in private housing developments and the Novo community consists of luxury 2-bed apartments and 4-bed houses situated around a landscaped square in the town of Great Kneighton. The site offers excellent access to local amenities and is within easy reach of London. 10,000m² of 100mm thick Eco- Torch was supplied to insulate the flat roofs of the development. The product comprises a rigid polyisocyanurate (PIR) insulation core faced with coated glass tissue on one side and bituminised glass fibre tissue with polypropylene fleece on the other, achieving thermal conductivities as low as 0.024 W/m.K. The company says Eco-Torch is well suited to new-build applications or for upgrading the thermal performance of existing buildings as they are lightweight, easy to install, and can help to meet building regulation requirements. The flat roof board is suitable for use with any hot applied roofing system or adhered single ply system on metal, timber or concrete decks and withstands the application of hot bitumen and asphalt to the surface up to 230°C. All EcoTherm insulation boards are manufactured under a management system which is approved to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and BS OHSAS 18001. Their insulation core is produced with a blowing agent which is CFC/HCFC free and has zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) with a low Global Warming Potential (GWP). www.ecotherm.co.uk Copper Stainless Sundolitt says it works with clients to specify the right product and material solution for their application, ensuring technical expertise support from design to installation and beyond ROOFING CLADDING & INSULATION Print Online Exhibition TRADE LINK Make sure your company is seen by over 8,000 key decision makers, in the most cost-effective way possible Book your Tradelink entry from as little as £21.00 per issue Don’t delay! 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