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Specifiers Journal 2016

Specifiers Journal 2016

Vactherm VACUPOR ®

Vactherm VACUPOR ® Insulation chosen by Manchester Social Housing Vacutherm worked with Eastland Homes as they undertook the upgrade of Enerley Close; two social housing blocks and successfully achieved the Enerphit Standard and have recently won a UK Passivhaus award. The project consisted of 32 maisonettes; the buildings were in poor repair with complaints from residents of damp, condensation and draughts. Vacutherm’s VACUPOR ® vacuum insulation aided this project. VACUPOR ® is a vacuum insulated panel that is able to deliver excellent U-values using a minimum thickness, making it ideal for retrofit projects. VACUPOR ® was specified at Enerley Close as specifying a thicker material would have meant restricting headroom and doorways. The VACUPOR ® NT used at this project delivered a U-Value of 0.21 W/m 2 k for just 30mm of thickness. The thermal conductivity as quoted on the product’s CE certificate is 0.007 W/mK. Director, Simon Astill, commented, “We supplied insulation to the ground floor of all the duplexes in both blocks and the panels were laid onto the 4 SPECIFIERS JOURNAL existing concrete floors”. Previously we had visited each of the flats and spoke with the tenants as was the whole ethos of the project, tenant liaison was a key objective for the whole site. This also gave us the opportunity to survey each home and to provide a detailed AutoCAD allowing the installers to follow ensuring the panels were fitted in the correct positions. The panels had a foam underlay both beneath and over the top to afford some mechanical protection during installation. With a final floating floor fitted to complete the floor. Key Advantages of Vacutherm’s VACUPOR ® Insulation:- • Ultra-thin • High Performance • Range of thicknesses 10-50mm (going up in 5mm stages) • Quick & Easy Installation • Range of Products available to suit all application’s Floor Internal Wall External Wall Roof Balconies Façade • Free design service available • Bespoke sizes available • Bespoke shapes available • CE accredited Insulation • 15+ years’ experience • UK based team “We are delighted to have been a part of this successful project. The whole image of the area has changed beyond recognition it is now viewed as a desirable place to live and it looks beautiful. Vacutherm is also excited that this has been awarded for the UK Passivhaus Award.” Contact us on: 016973 20483 07769 338501

Ultra Thin Vacuum Panel Insulation Create Space and Save Energy VACUPOR ® Vacuum Insulation Panels are the most thermally efficient, third party accredited insulation material on the market in the UK. The vacuum panels can be used in any element of building. We make sure that the panels Create Space and Save Energy. This means that your fuel bills will be lower and less CO 2 is being emitted into the atmosphere. • Ultra Thin, High Performance Insulation • Quick and Easy to Install • Thicknesses from 10 to 50mm • 15+ years experience Contact us on 016973 20483, email or visit SPECIFIERS JOURNAL 5

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