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CASE STUDY: Self Build Dream Home with 540m? of TRISO-SUPER
21-11-2012
New 4 bedroom timber frame house. 540 m2 of TRISO-SUPER 10 was used in both the roof and walls, with additional insulation, to achieve a
super high performance. >> learn more

CASE STUDY: Self designed project with 150m? TRISO-SUPER 10+ over rafter
20-08-2012
Keith & Jacqui Patstone chose to use TRISO-SUPER 10+ to enable them to maintain the stunning features including the unusual turret in this much loved self designed property. >> learn more

CASE STUDY: Loft conversion with TRISO-SUPER 10
18-08-2012
The cost-saving solution for this lovely florist's 40m? loft conversion. >> learn more

CASE STUDY: Thisledome Therapy Centre, Nuneaton - 400m? over rafter application
17-08-2012
New Timber Frame building, to be used as a day centre for under privileged children. >> learn more

CASE STUDY: Dunsley Farm Barn - 900m? over rafter application
17-08-2012
900 m2 of TRISO-SUPER 10 installed in an over rafter application on this converted piggery. >> learn more

CASE STUDY: Extension with TRISO-SUPER 10
17-08-2012
Extension to existing dwelling using TRISO-SUPER 10 in an under rafter application. Safe, clean, quick & easy to install. >> learn more

CASE STUDY: TS10 Theatre Royal, Bristol
09-07-2012
Theatre Royal, Grade 1 listed theatre ?19.6 million redevelopment including insulation system with ACTIS multifoil Triso-Super 10. >> learn more

CASE STUDY: TS10 Loft conversion
04-07-2012
Loft conversion in an under rafter application using 60m2 of TRISO-SUPER 10 in Accrington. >> learn more

CASE STUDY: TS10 Loft conversion
04-07-2012
Loft conversion in an under rafter application using 40m2 of TRISO-SUPER 10 in Salford. >> learn more

CASE STUDY: Log cabins
22-11-2011
Refurbishment of Log Cabin using 50m2 of TRISO-SUPER 10 in an over rafter application. >> learn more

CASE STUDY: 1 storey rear extension
05-10-2011
Under rafter application using 35m2 of TRISO-SUPER 10. >> learn more

CASE STUDY: 1530's Barn conversion
01-09-2011
Conversion of a large 1530?s barn into living accommodation, an ancillary cottage and offices. Approx 1000 m2 of TRISO-SUPER 10 installed in an over rafter, pitched roof application. >> learn more

CASE STUDY: Loft Conversion
23-08-2011
96m2 of TRISO-SUPER 10 used in an under rafter & wall application. >> learn more

CASE STUDY: 1 storey extension to existing detached
15-08-2011
80 m2 TRISO-SUPER 10 was installed in an over rafter application. >> learn more

CASE STUDY: Grade 2 Listed Farmhouse Restoration and
08-08-2011
220 M2 of TRISO-SUPER 10 was installed in an under rafter application. >> learn more

CASE STUDY: Hotel renovation
05-07-2011
60m2 of TRISO-SUPER 10 was used in under rafter application. >> learn more

CASE STUDY: Topflight showroom conversion
27-06-2011
Conversion into an open to the public showroom using 60m2 of TRISO-SUPER 10 in an under rafter application. >> learn more

CASE STUDY: Re-roofing
18-06-2011
Complete re-roof of a luxury boarding facility for cats. 150m2 of TRISO-SUPER 10 installed in an over rafter, pitched roof application >> learn more

CASE STUDY: Home extension
16-06-2011
12m2 of TRISO-SUPER 10 installed in an under rafter, pitched roof application. >> learn more

CASE STUDY: Loft conversion
02-06-2011
80m2 of TRISO-SUPER 10 installed in an under rafter, pitched roof application >> learn more

CASE STUDY: Loft conversion
24-05-2011
Loft Conversion with an under rafter application using 60m2 of TRISO-SUPER 10. >> learn more

CASE STUDY: 2 Storey extension
17-05-2011
24m2 of TRISO-SUPER 10 was used in an under after, pitched roof application. >> learn more

CASE STUDY: Home extension
28-04-2011
60 M2 of TRISO-SUPER 10 was installed in August 2011 in an over rafter application in this home extension project. >> learn more

CASE STUDY: Loft Conversion using 80m2 of TRISO-SUPER 10
12-03-2011
TRISO-SUPER 10 was the preferred insulation by the builders: Performance, clean, quick & easy to install >> learn more

CASE STUDY: Extension using 50m? of TRISO-SUPER 10
01-02-2011
Extension of an existing residential property.
TRISO-SUPER 10 was chosen for its good performance and ease of installation and also
for its space saving qualities. >> learn more

CASE STUDY: Featherstone Farm
17-01-2011
New Build 4 bedroom house & barn conversion garage. 200m2 TRISO-SUPER 10 used in an over rafter pitched roof application. >> learn more

CASE STUDY: 178m? of TS10 over rafter
08-12-2010
Renovation of the Almshouse, a cottage set within the grounds of a 17th Century Stately home. >> learn more

CASE STUDY - ST PETERS SCHOOL
15-10-2010
ACTIS Insulation Supports St. Peter?s Primary Drive to become UK?s First Carbon Neutral School
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CASE STUDY: Hanwell community center, 3000m? over rafter
14-10-2009
Refurbishment of Community Centre, a Grade 2 listed building. Approx 3000m2 TRISO-SUPER 10 used in an over rafter, pitched roof application. >> learn more

CASE STUDY - Abergele Hospital, North Wales
01-04-2009
ACTIS multifoil chosen for use in hospital development due to ease of installation and
environmental benefits. >> learn more

CASE STUDY - Log Cabins, Cheshire
21-10-2008
ACTIS meets challenging insulation needs of pan-European producer of hand crafted log buildings. >> learn more

CASE STUDY - Barn conversion, Cheshire
14-12-2007
Conversion of 200 year old Green Farm Barn, in Nantwich, Cheshire.
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ACTIS response to 2005 BRE report
16-11-2007
The Building Research Establishment (BRE) drafted a report in July 2005 claiming that the in-situ performance of TRI-ISO SUPER 9 was not in line with published values.

ACTIS was alerted to the existence of this draft report prior to its general dissemination, and immediately arranged for an inspection and audit of the site by independent thermography specialists, ALBA Building Sciences (ABS), in order to understand the circumstances which led to the apparent substandard performance of the TRI-ISO SUPER 9 product in the buildings concerned.

Thermal images taken by ALBA Building Sciences, using an infrared camera, revealed that the product had been installed incorrectly. The images showed heat loss and cold air infiltration between the sheets of insulation and between the insulation and the structure of the building, which would not ordinarily occur if the product had been correctly installed. We should emphasise that the images showed cold air infiltration at the edges of the product and not in the centre, indicating heat loss at the extremities of the product rather than through the fabric of the product itself. ACTIS suspected that the product had been installed incorrectly.

The wall was demolished and this suspicion was confirmed: as the colour photographs in the ALBA reports clearly show, the installation did not comply with the standard ACTIS fitting instructions for its multi-foil insulation products. ACTIS subsequently had the insulation refitted in accordance with these fitting instructions, overlapping all joints, stapling back to the timber structure, and covering joints with foil backed tape. ALBA Building Sciences then repeated their tests, which showed the thermal performance of TRI-ISO SUPER 9 to be in line with published values.

Download the full ABS reports, complete with pictures and thermographic images of the site, here:
ALBA Building Sciences ACTIS report 1 (report no. 25035) First study
ALBA Building Sciences ACTIS report 2 (report no. 25038) Second and third (post correction) studies.

As a result of the thermographic images and tests carried out by ALBA, ACTIS considers the 2005 BRE report to be both flawed and misleading, and would advise that it be disregarded.

Whilst ACTIS understands that the BRE was not responsible for the installation of the TRI-ISO SUPER 9 product in the buildings concerned, ACTIS also understands that the BRE did not monitor or control this installation. It should be emphasized that the BM TRADA certification for the product has been given on the basis that the manufacturer's guidelines are followed.

It should perhaps be noted that ACTIS has invited the BRE to repeat the tests, at ACTIS' own expense, but this time following the installation guidelines for these products. ACTIS has also invited the BRE to inspect the test chalets at the TRADA site used to test the TRI-ISO SUPER 10 product; to witness the installations, the rigour of the testing and the correct installation method to be followed. Both of these offers have been declined.

As with many, if not all, thermal insulation products, correct installation is essential in order to achieve optimum thermal performance.

ACTIS are committed to providing professionals with detailed information on the correct installation of our products. For this reason, we have created various documents to give information on ACTIS standard installation:
- TRISO-SUPER 10 Data Sheet
- TRISO-SUPER 10 Installation Guidelines
- TRISO-SUPER 10 Installation FAQs
- Installation Guide DVD

For further information, please contact ACTIS directly:
- Technical hotline: 01249 462888
- Technical fax hotline: 01249 446175
- Email support: solutions@actis-insulation.com


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