|CASE STUDY: Self Build Dream Home with 540m? of TRISO-SUPER|
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
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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.
The cost-saving solution for this lovely florist's 40m? loft conversion.
New Timber Frame building, to be used as a day centre for under privileged children.
900 m2 of TRISO-SUPER 10 installed in an over rafter application on this converted piggery.
Extension to existing dwelling using TRISO-SUPER 10 in an under rafter application. Safe, clean, quick & easy to install.
Theatre Royal, Grade 1 listed theatre ?19.6 million redevelopment including insulation system with ACTIS multifoil Triso-Super 10.
Loft conversion in an under rafter application using 60m2 of TRISO-SUPER 10 in Accrington.
Loft conversion in an under rafter application using 40m2 of TRISO-SUPER 10 in Salford.
Refurbishment of Log Cabin using 50m2 of TRISO-SUPER 10 in an over rafter application.
Under rafter application using 35m2 of TRISO-SUPER 10.
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.
96m2 of TRISO-SUPER 10 used in an under rafter & wall application.
80 m2 TRISO-SUPER 10 was installed in an over rafter application.
220 M2 of TRISO-SUPER 10 was installed in an under rafter application.
60m2 of TRISO-SUPER 10 was used in under rafter application.
Conversion into an open to the public showroom using 60m2 of TRISO-SUPER 10 in an under rafter application.
Complete re-roof of a luxury boarding facility for cats. 150m2 of TRISO-SUPER 10 installed in an over rafter, pitched roof application
12m2 of TRISO-SUPER 10 installed in an under rafter, pitched roof application.
80m2 of TRISO-SUPER 10 installed in an under rafter, pitched roof application
Loft Conversion with an under rafter application using 60m2 of TRISO-SUPER 10.
24m2 of TRISO-SUPER 10 was used in an under after, pitched roof application.
60 M2 of TRISO-SUPER 10 was installed in August 2011 in an over rafter application in this home extension project.
TRISO-SUPER 10 was the preferred insulation by the builders: Performance, clean, quick & easy to install
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.
New Build 4 bedroom house & barn conversion garage. 200m2 TRISO-SUPER 10 used in an over rafter pitched roof application.
Renovation of the Almshouse, a cottage set within the grounds of a 17th Century Stately home.
ACTIS Insulation Supports St. Peter?s Primary Drive to become UK?s First Carbon Neutral School
Refurbishment of Community Centre, a Grade 2 listed building. Approx 3000m2 TRISO-SUPER 10 used in an over rafter, pitched roof application.
ACTIS multifoil chosen for use in hospital development due to ease of installation and
ACTIS meets challenging insulation needs of pan-European producer of hand crafted log buildings.
Conversion of 200 year old Green Farm Barn, in Nantwich, Cheshire.
|ACTIS response to 2005 BRE report|
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, , 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:
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:
- Installation Guide DVD
For further information, please contact ACTIS directly:
- Technical hotline: 01249 462888
- Technical fax hotline: 01249 446175
- Email support: firstname.lastname@example.org
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