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Ballytherm Receives an A+ BRE Rating for Green Products

Following a BREEAM assessment, Ballytherm is delighted to have been awarded a rating of A+ for its products in a prestigious Green Guide, the BRE GreenBookLive A BREEAM assessment uses recognised measures of performance, which are set against established benchmarks, to evaluate a product within a building specification, design, construction and use....

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Thermal Insulation for Ground Bearing and Suspended Floors

Heating is important and many buildings struggle to keep the heat inside during winter. One solution is to put thermal insulation on both sides, above and below, of the floor slabs. This ensures that the thermal mass is excluded from the insulation from above and included in the insulation from below and helps in maintaining the proper temperature in the buildings during winter. It also makes it easier to heat up the building....

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A Guide to Attic Insulation

Installing attic insulation is usually straightforward but there are some thing we need to be aware of. Installing attic insulation correctly is very important. Incorrect or incompetent installation can make the insulating process much less effective, rendering the whole exercise somewhat pointless. While many issues can affect insulation, there are some basic errors which must always be avoided....

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Infrared Thermal-imaging Cameras to Detect Heat Loss

It has been estimated that, in a typical UK home, more than 25% of heat is lost via the roof, with another 30% disappearing through the walls and nearly 20% through the windows. Draughts and ventilation also cause additional energy leakage. However, every premises is different, and it is important to find out exactly where heat loss is occurring in any particular premises before deciding on thermal insulation measures to improve energy efficiency....

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Radon Barriers and Thermal Insulation

In order to protect a building from radon, a dangerous radioactive gas capable of exposing individuals to background radiation and linked to cases of lung cancer, a radon barrier is needed. These kinds of barriers are most effective when installed across the ground floor or on the walls, protecting the building from possible radon leaks and avoiding the inhalation of the gas....

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Reduce Condensation with Roof Insulation

The lack of breathability and also the build up of water vapour inside the buildings will not only cause dampness and structural failure but also contributes to the sick building syndrome. One of the major challenges facing us is to prevent buildings from condensation during the winter and the rainy seasons....

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Cavity Walls and the Impact of U-Value Insulation

A U-value is a numerical measurement of the amount of heat lost through a specific material. The higher the U-value is found to be, the more heat will tend to be escaping from one medium to another. So, it is apparent that these values are extremely important in determining the heating efficiency of a home....

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What is the Advantage of Foil Faced Insulation?

Using Foil Faced Insulation can be an excellent way of storing and increasing the amount of heat in a house that may need an extra boost in warmth. It can also be used to cut down on utility bills and even make for a cooler house in the summer. It is normally built in an attic area and should be used in a space that contains a frame that the foil can be attached to....

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PIR Insulation versus Fibre Glass

What are the Advantages of using PIR insulation over Fibre glass? Polyisocyanurate is a closed-cell rigid foam board. It has a low combustibility factor, making it more resistant to fire, and it has high insulation levels. This makes it an ideal choice for use in the construction industry, where safety is a key factor....

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